Comparison Of Master Cat And Coyote Steals Fire

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“Stop the Thieves, but it was no use. The scoundrel had hidden the clothes under a rock”. Master cat, from "Master Cat" said this as he tricked the king into giving the Marquis the clothes. There are both similarities and differences between "Master Cat" and "Coyote Steals Fire" such as what happens and how it happens. There are many similarities between the trickster tale "Master Cat" and "Coyote Steals Fire". One of the Similarities is that they both involve tricking and authoritative figure figure. Both the king and the thunder god have authority over the trickster. In both stories the tricksters get what they want from the god/king. In both "Coyote Steals Fire" and "Master Cat" the tricksters both lie and cheat to get what they want. Coyote cheats the thunder god into giving away fire, master cat tricks the king into giving away his daughter’s hand in marriage.…show more content…
In "Coyote Steals Fire" coyote cheats at dice while alternatively Master Cat kills to get what he wants. Coyote is interested in giving fire to all animals while thunder wants to keep it all for himself. Master Cat wants to take money and land for himself and the Marquis. Lastly "Coyote Steals Fire" was told orally and was passed down through generations while "Master Cat" was written down and part of the mother goose tales. There are differences and similarities between "Coyote Steals Fire" and "Master Cat" Imagine if the king found out the Marquis was poor. He might be executed or banished for crimes against the

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