The Old Grandfather And His Little Grandson And Abuelito Who

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The poem and folktale The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson and Abuelito Who are similar and different in plenty of ways. One is about someone who is mistreated and one is about someone who dies. One has a narrator and one is told by the granddaughter. Those are just some of the differences. The characters, theme, genre, change in characters, events, and message expressed by theme are different and similar. To start off, The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson is a sad folk tale. The main character is a grandfather who is mistreated by his son and daughter-in-law. He is made to eat in a corner, by the stove, and out of a wooden bowl. The grandson was playing and building a wooden dish for his parents to eat out of when they grow up. “The young peasant and his wife looked at each other, and tears filled their eyes. They were ashamed because they had treated the old grandfather so meanly, and from that day they again let the old man eat with them at the table and took better care of him” (Tolstoy, 18-21). The grandfather is elderly and sick and the parents were changed by the kid who showed he loved his grandfather by showing the parent the way that they treated the grandfather. The theme is show your love to someone and the message expressed by that is to treat others the way you want to be…show more content…
It is told be the granddaughter and tells a description of Abuelito. She says that Abuelito was very kind and died not knowing who loved him. “Doesn’t live here anymore is hiding underneath the bed who talks to me inside my head,” (Cisneros, 16-18) and “asking who loves him who loves him who?” (Cisneros, 22-23) show that. The character is elderly and sick, like the old grandfather. The theme is show your love to some, like in the old grandfather. But unlike in the folktale, no character changes, someone dies, and the message expressed by the theme is that relationships can’t last forever. This type of literature is a

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