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.
In “How Stories Came To earth” Anansi uses his wife's ideas to trap the animals and bring them to the sky-god. In “Coyote Steals Fire” coyote cheats at the game he is playing with thunder in order to win the fire. The final Difference is the reasons why the trickster is chasing their goal. In “How Stories Came to Earth” Anansi wants the stories so that they may be shared with everyone. In
Anthropomorphism is also a key element in “Coyote Steals Fire” the same way it is in “How Stories Came to Earth. One way the story demonstrates anthropomorphism is Coyote’s ability to talk. Coyote uses his ability to talk to talk to one character in the story, Thunder. Coyote’s ability to talk is an ability regular coyotes do not have. Coyote talks to Thunder and says to him, “Let us play a game of dice” (Erdoes and Ortiz 45).
“Where is he so that i can kill him” this is said by thunder when he wants to kill coyote for cheating in coyote steals fire.In the story coyote gambles his life for fire with the thunder god,the coyote cheated during the entire game and that angered thunder. In response to this thunder threw fire at coyote, but it was a fake coyote. After reading coyote steal fire and how stories came to earth it was obvious,how similar they were but yet they were so different at the same time. The two trickster tales,coyote steal fire and how stories came to earth are so similar. The trickster Anansi and Coyote are extreme smart and cunning otherwise they wouldn 't have been successful in their plans.
Trickster Tales “Fool, I am taking you to pay for the sky-god’s stories.” Anansi the spider said this quote in the trickster tale “How Stories Came to Earth”. Trickster Tales are stories about a trickster who tries to outwit people, gods, or animals into getting something they want. In “How Stories Came to Earth” a spider named Anansi wants the stories to learn and share, but sky-god has a challenge for Anansi. He must capture a python, leopard a hornet and a fairy. After reading “How Stories Came to Earth” and “Coyote Steals Fire” it was obvious there are many similarities and differences between the two tales.
Martin Niemoller’s First they Came for the Communists, Eve Bunting’s Terrible things and Elie Wiesel’s Night are three stories that share a similar theme. Being a bystander will cause a negative effect that will reflect back on to you. In Eve Bunting’s Terrible things, The rabbits chose not to stand up for the other animals being taken away by the terrible things, but chose to be unsympathetic and talk badly about them. “Those squirrels were greedy, Big Rabbit said. Always storing away things for themselves.
Both of the narrators were so arrogant, that they both caused the downfall of their character. The narrator in The Black Cat would have gotten away scott-free, but he wanted to brag on his wall building skills so while he was tooting his own horn, he accidentally turned himself in by causing the wall to fall, and his dead wife to fall out. The narrator in The Tell Tale Heart also would have gotten away scott-free if wasn’t so arrogant and wanted to also show off his great “burying a corpse skills”. But alas, his conscience ended up getting the better of him and he turned himself in. Both stories also involve the senseless murder of a one eyed being, whether it be a cat or a human.
In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, insanity is depicted throughout the novel by Jack and his followers which later become known as “The Tribe”. Insanity is a form of mental illness which causes the inhabitant to be overcome with madness. In chapter 10 Golding tells of a horrendous attack against Ralph, Piggy, and the twins Sam and Eric. The attack was led by none other than Jack and the tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses for a fire to roast a pig that was hunted earlier. Ralph later confronts Jack at the “Castle Rock” to inform him that if he needed fire all he had to do was ask.
“I shall kill you and the entire rabbit tribe, if I am not set free,” threatened the moon. The rabbit was terrified to the point that he rushed back to inform his grandma about his strange and interesting prisoner. Although a wise, old rabbit, she too got afraid when she heard her grandson’s tale. She advised her grandson, “Go quickly to the spot and release your prisoner at once, or all the rabbits will be in danger.” The rabbit returned, and told the moon man, “I will set you free, but there is one condition.” The moon man was angry, yet asked the rabbit, “Tell me what you want, you silly animal.” The rabbit told the moon-man, “Promise me that you shall never return and steal from my traps.” “There is one more precondition,” said the rabbit. “Be quick with it, you stupid animal,” said the moon-man.
“I first saw kittens drown, Dan Taggart pitched them and drowned them, 'The scraggy wee shits '. The efficient and ruthlessness way of killing animals show the ruthlessness of the farmers“ (lines 2-3). Later on after he kills the cats he states that 'Sure, isn 't it better for them now? (line 7), this shows us that even though he violently killed the kittens it shows that he has reasoning behind the purges, which is to not let them suffer. Moreover Heaney states that he also went on to kill and snap the back of old hens and vermin’s, which go on to show that these are his chores, and were he not to “purge”, or cull these pests on the farm, they would be infested and diseased and would disable it from running at full levels of efficiency.