Coyote Steals Fire Short Story

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Trickster Tales “There was a time when people had no fire.” This is a quote taken from the trickster tale “Coyote Steals Fire.” There was a coyote that wanted fire from the god Thunder. Then Coyote tricks Thunder to get the fire. Finally coyote gives the fire to all of the small animals. The trickster tales “How Stories Came to Earth” and “Coyote Steals Fire” has a lot of similarities and differences. There are so many similarities in “Coyote Steals Fire” and “How Stories came to Earth.” Some of the main similarities in the folktales are that all of the stories used anthropomorphism. For example, in the story “Coyote Steals Fire” Coyote is able to play a game of dice. Another similarity is that all of the protagonist in the tales are animals. An example is, that in the story “How Stories Came to Earth” the…show more content…
One main difference in Coyote Steals Fire and How Stories Came to Earth is that the had totally different type of animals. The animal in the story “Coyote Steals Fire” the animal is a coyote. But in “How Stories Came to Earth” the animal is a spider. Another big difference is that they obtained two totally different thing . In Coyote Steals Fire they obtained fire the the God of Thunder. Then in How Stories came to Earth they obtained stories from the sky god. Also they benefited two different objects. In Coyote Steals Fire they benefited all of the tribes but, How Stories Came to Earth benefited the society. Finally, they treated men and women totally different in the two folktales. In Coyote Steals Fire men were treated way more important that women. But, in How Stories Came to Earth men and women were treated evenly. Both similarities and differences are apparent in the tales “Coyote Steals Fire” and “How Stories Came to Earth.” Imagine that coyote never would have cheated at dice and Thunder God would of found out and killed the Coyote. Then the world would never have had

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