The novel, Beowulf, intertwines and twists many different motifs within its story. These include monsters, weapons, and feasting. One motif, storytelling, is woven throughout the tale, and has an essential role in Beowulf. With little or no access to the written word, storytelling was the ideal way to spread ideas for public consumption. Oral tales provide a view into Anglo Saxon beliefs, how their monarchy functioned, and their socio-political structure.
The purpose of this paper is to help interrogate the nexus between the native stories in America and the entertainment and literal space. American Native Stories and the American Literature Native Americans have practiced storytelling even before America was founded by the explorers including Christopher Columbus. Story telling as a tradition has been an aspect of the wider cultural traditions of rituals, ceremonies and storytelling. This is explained by the fact that there was minimal knowledge of writing if any to preserve the culture and thus storytelling was used as a tool for this purpose (Bruchac et al 64-69). The stories in a big way mirror the American literature.
To tell a story is one of the earliest cultural traditions. Stories have shaped and enhanced our lives for many years. Storytelling is an essential theme and symbol in Sherman Alexie’s story, “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.” Even though storytelling is a large aspect of the narrative in the short story, it is even more important and emphasized in the movie adaptation. The movie, Smoke Signals, does a more effective job using storytelling. The first time the reader meets Thomas he is telling stories to himself.
O’Brien had used many literary devices in his book, especially rhetorical devices which are important for how and what he writes, but, the meaning of them is the most important. Even each line in the quote has a different meaning. “Stories are for joining the past to the future.” In my opinion, O’Brien means that by telling, reading, or hearing stories can make someone connect their past
Trickster tales hold great importance in the many Native American tribes and communities who have passed on the myths and legends from generation to generation through oral tradition. Winnebago Trickster Cycle attempts to record some of the stories. This episodic narrative of Trickster, as he is referred to in the stories, and his travels demonstrates many common trickster characteristics defining the narrative as trickster literature. Upon analysis of the episode twenty and twenty-seven of the Winnebago cycle, both comparisons and contrasts to each other can be identified. Many of the tales in this narrative are woven together buy threads of similarities that demonstrate the protagonist as a trickster and these two selected stories are no
Similarly, the writer of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Joyce Carol Oates uses many elements commonly known folktales to develop her story, using their characteristics to create connections with the readers’ past knowledge from folktales. While she uses different qualities of folktales, the archetypical Innocent, Vilain, and
The Importance of Storytelling in Cherokee Culture The Cherokee people, like all Native American tribes, possess an extensive, ancient oral history. Before European contact and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, the only way the Cherokees could pass on the legends within their history was by word of mouth or in other words through storytelling. Their stories included justifications for the origin of Earth and mankind, good human morals and values, and Cherokee culture rituals. Diane Glancy, author of Pushing The Bear, does a great job in conveying the importance of storytelling in Cherokee culture. Glancy creates a story about cultural fragmentation and how the procession of the novel goes from being a disaster to being a success for the
The writer also makes use of the pronoun ‘I’ throughout the poem. Using a personal pronoun illustrates the fact the text is about self-reference. The person who is narrating the story is Amir. For this reason, this text can be thus regarded as having a narrative literary style. In the text, hyperbole
In response to this argument, we can see that while Araby does not jump outright with a political message, Joyce has a history of placing Irish propaganda in his writings. Writers write because they want to tell a story and Joyce’s purpose is to instill Irish pride within the Irish people. I want to also point out that Leonard’s writing is confusing. While he tries his best get his point across about Joyce’s writings, Leonard does so it a complex way. Instead of stating his criticisms outright, Leonard would go on to add irrelevant details that serve no further purpose than to get readers to space out.
The mask also have a big role in their community. The mask are used during counsels or judgements to represent their wisdom and spiritual power. The history of the Igbo tribe mask began with the representation of roles, ranking, and others in rituals and celebrations. The mask began with Igbo people absorbing the art, culture, and beliefs of surrounding tribes such as