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The folktale I choose was...

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Gabriela Diaz

on 19 October 2015

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Transcript of The folktale I choose was...

Tikki Tikki Tembo
The folktale I choose was...
Tikki Tikki Tembo is about an ancient family living in china with two little boys. The eldest named Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sarembo Hari Kari Pi Chi Pip Peri Pembo. and the youngest Ping. One day Ping falls in the river and his family goes ballistic asking the neighbor for help saying, "Ping fell in the river! Can we use your boat?" Ping was safely bought out of the river. A weeks later Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sarembo Hari Kari Pi Chi Pip Pari Pembo fell in to a well. The family we ballistic again so they asked the garder, "May we please use your ladder, Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sarembo Hari Kari Pi Chi Pip Peri Pembo fell in a well!" But by the time they got to the well it was too late. Tikki Tikki Tembo drowned. So now everybody in China gives their child a short name.

The theme of the story is equality because even though Tikki Tikki Tembo is the oldest, they still showed equal love and care to the two brothers. If you didnt know in Ancient China the oldest son was more appreciated then any other sibling.
Moral of the tale
The moral in this tale is to not give your child a long name, because you'll never know what situation you'll be in when you need to say the name quickly .
The story was origanally from Japan but retold by Arlene Mosal.The story explains the myth of why Chinese names are so short.
Definition of a folktale
A story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth.
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