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Compare & Contrast Characters in Traditional & Classical Literature

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Fable
Fairy Tale
Folktale
Legend
Myth
Trickster

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Compare & Contrast Characters in Traditional & Classical Literature
Understand the TEKS
4.3(B) Compare and contrast the adventures or exploits of characters in traditional and classical literature.

Figure 19(D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.

4.1 Read aloud grade-level stories with fluency.
Traditional & Classical Literature
The same types of characters show up in stories from around the world.
These
character types
are universal.
We find them in myths, fables, folktales, and legends.
They also show up in fairy tales.
Myth
An ancient tale of gods, supernatural beings, and heroes that may explain something in nature.
Fable
A tale that has animal characters that act like humans and contains a moral.
Folktale
A tale passed down from one generation to another with no known author.
Legend
A story passed down through time that may be partly based on something that actually happened or someone who actually lived.
Fairy Tale
A tale with magical beings and events
The Trickster
One character type is the
trickster
.
The trickster is a character who plays tricks on others.
All tricksters are clever.
They may also be:
Cunning
Selfish
Greedy
Full of Mischief
Tricksters

Continued
Here are some animals that show up as tricksters in tales from around the world:

*Coyote *Raven *Monkey
*Rabbit *Fox *Crow
Try this...
What traits does a monkey have that make it a good trickster character?

____________________________

*Write your answer in your JAR*
Now try this...
Why does a coyote make a good trickster character?

__________________________

*Write your answer in your JAR*
Sometimes tricksters are magical creatures.
For example, the leprechaun is a trickster in Irish folktales.

Sometimes, they are humans.
For example, Hodja is a trickster in Turkish takes.
Some tricksters play tricks to survive.
For example, the trickter may be a small creature like the spider.
It uses its its to survive against bigger creatures.
Some tricksters play tricks to help humans.
For example, the trickster may trick the gods to help humans get fire.
Some trickster stories make us laugh.
For example, the trickster may be too clever for his or her own good.
Because of this, the trick backfires.
The trickster gets tricked.
Some trickster stories teach important lessons.
For example, the trickster may be able to outwit another character because that character is vain.
We find trickster characters in stories from long ago.
For example, Anansi the Spider is a trickster from African foldtales.

We even find trickster characters in stories written recently and in movies.
Wile E. Coyote is a trickster in cartoons today.
Try this...
Name a trickster character you
have read about or seen in a
cartoon or movie.

Tell what this character is like.

_________________________

*Write your answer in you JAR*
Comprehension Tip
Pay attention to a trickster's character trait.
Use sticky notes to mark up the text.
Place notes by different traits the trickster reveals.
Draw pictures that represent these traits on the notes.
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