Scarface Short Story Analysis

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Native American stories have made their way into American literature and entertainment ever since cultural contact, especially the stories with animals as characters. In Native Americans stories you will notice that they use the animals as the motifs. A motif is an idea that is present throughout the whole story. They are noticed easily in the stories; they play a significant role in defining the moral of the story. Native Americans use animals to tell their stories, the animals have contest of who can do what the best or who can accomplish something that the other animal cannot. One of the stories that I have learned about that was disturbing to me was the Winnebago Trickster. It’s a very popular story in the Native American culture. It…show more content…
According to Paul Radin, “The Winnebago trickster cycle illustrate this pre-eminent figure in all his bewildering yet wonderful complexity. We also see what his function might have been for all the tribes in whose traditions he so prominently figures: he may represent the individual psyche growing from undifferentiated ignorance through self-awareness to constructive social action.” (Turner) I thought the story was very disturbing and very perverted. This is one of the stories that I would not tell my children because it isn’t something that children should be aware of. One of my favorite stories that I loved was called Scarface. I feel like that story was one that more valuable. The story Scarface came from the tribe the Blackfeet.” Blackfeet was a three-tribe confederacy of the northern plains.” (Turner) Scarface came from the Origin of Medicine. There was this girl that had a strong…show more content…
It came from Cherokee tribe. The Cherokee tribe was also known as the “Real People”. Cherokee made every attempt to accommodate themselves to the white life-style that surrounded them. They built schools, libraries, mills; they farmed and own livestock.” (Turner) The Bear Man story was about this man that had tried to kill this bear, but no matter how many times the man shot him it would kill him. The bear was known as the medicine bear. The bear wanted to help the man so the bear asked him if he wanted to come to his house and they could live together. The hunter did and they bear fed him. The bear told him certain things to do. They soon heard the guys coming and the guys killed the bear. The man told the hunters to not tell anyone where he was, no one could know for seven days. His wife found out where he was and took the man home with her. There for he couldn’t finish his time like he was supposed to. So the bear came back alive and the man died. The motif for this story was the bear because he had the medicine to help the man but the man didn’t do what he was supposed to, so the man died. I would tell my children this story because it has a good moral to the story and I am an animal person. I would do anything to help someone out. It teaches you to do what you are supposed to or something could happen to
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