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
Native American Research Paper Native American Lore is stories that are passed down through generations of each tribe. Folklore is a combination of stories that are passed down generations that include legends, myths, and fairy tales. Legends are traditional stories passed down that seem historical, but are not authenticated. Myths are an early history story usually explaining a natural phenomenon, usually involving supernatural beings and events. Fairy Tales are popular children’s stories involving magical beings and lands.
There were different aspects of music and dance and all often reflected the Elizabethan’s way of life. The Elizabethan people thought of music as being powerful and wonderful (“William”), and according to Linda Alchin’s website, music was important in Elizabethan life. To the Elizabethan people, music was a form of entertainment (“Music”). Everyone loved music, and to them, music allowed creative expression (Mahabal). Types of Elizabethan music included court, church, town, street, theater, consort, and house music.
Most ballads share many aspects in common. In the ballad “Warren Pryor” by Alden Nowlan, the author pertains a fairly common structure in which quatrains and refrains are used. Similarly, the ballad “Richard Cory” uses the exact same structure while both ballads use a monologue format for speech. Most often, a ballad is a story that is told in a song and passed down from generation to generation. With this in mind, the authors of “Warren Pryor” and “Richard Cory” are trying to express a story that is important enough to extend across generations.
There was also traditions and beliefs that many of the people had to conform to for the sake of their lives like witches and success lineages. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the historical lens highlights the time period woven into the play through the witchcraft, literature, and Celtic tradition
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
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote’s presentation focused on the development of art and dance in the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma. Through the use of art and dance, the native american peoples of the Kiowa tribe have long explained their histories, told their stories, and created biographical accounts of their lives. These forms of expression made for the basis of the Kiowa culture and identity, centuries before extensive contact was made with the european colonists. Traditionally, the “kiowa ideal male” was a strong and independent warrior, which was replicated and shown by the native art. As times began to change, what it meant to “be a Kiowa” was also altered as norms began to shift.
Oral tradition in Native American culture illustrates the physical history of each tribe, connects origins of the natural world to a contemporary setting, and reinforces generations of societal values. In particular, the Nez Perce tale, “Red Willow,” encapsulates and preserves many elements of tradition within its narrative. Spirituality, death rituals, social roles, and analysis of their people’s surrounding environment are all essential themes compacted into the brief narrative. The story’s pacing is rapid and simple in order to entrance and educate a young audience while reinforcing the tribe’s traditions and introducing creation tales. Origin stories structured similarly to “Red Willow” have been used throughout Native American cultures
Powwows are celebrations that showcase Aboriginal music, dances, dance apparel, food and crafts. Powwow dances are beautiful expressions of indigenous spirituality, history and culture. Two of these dances that are performed both traditionally and competitively at powwows are the Hoop dance and the Jingle Dress dance. These dances have both similarities and differences that I will outline below. Both the Hoop dance and the Jingle Dress dance are performed by the Anishinaabe (Ojibwa origins), the third largest tribe in North America.
Out With The Old, In With The New Many of us have heard the line, “To be or not to be,” from one of Hamlet’s famous soliloquies, but what is the meaning behind it? There is no right answer; the line can be interpreted in many ways by the reader. Similarly, directors and actors can interpret “Hamlet” and lines in “Hamlet” in many different ways. This has led to many productions of “Hamlet”, such as Franco Zeffirelli’s version and Kenneth Branagh’s version. Although these two particular versions were shot in the 1900’s, they are very distinct in their own ways due to sequencing, setting, costumes, and character portrayals in the movie.
Based on family relatives and totem relationships (which represents a connection to the ancestral beings) Kinship is expressed through skin names, which are critical for Aboriginal identity and determine personal relations including marriage. Govern everyday life through determining distinct responsibilities to the clan Significance of Kinship Ties - Responsibility of leaders to pass on the knowledge of the Dreaming to earlier generations Relationship with the Dreaming: - Kinship groups established by ancestor existences in dream‐time, along with other laws - It is the tangible appearance of Dreaming in everyday life. - The way the individual experiences the Dreaming (ceremonies, sacred sites etc.) is entirely strongminded by the connection of the kinship group. - Roles, privileges, tasks of kinship group are defined and explained through Dreaming stories.
The duet represent the influence of Bill Monroe’s original band and are only a few of the many artists originating in the Monroe Brothers to attribute to bluegrass music and its identity within country music. Through their concert series, Del and David bring many artists back to life in their bluegrass covers of songs such as Hank Thompson’s “Wild Side of Life” and Bill Monroe’s 1946 “Toy Heart” to engage and inspire young and old audiences to constantly revitalize the genre while maintaining the genre as a vital presence in the modern world of country
I’ve been able to perform dances such as the Machete Dance, El Baile Del Venado (Deer Dance), and Jarabe Tapatio (Traditional Hat Dance) just to name a few. Dancing and representing my culture has allowed me to dispose of my nervousness and to take pride in my cultural background as if it’s second nature. Culture consists of our internal identity that continually binds us together. It provides insight to the unique and distinct customs of our place of origin. I have contributed an immense amount of time and energy into the project.