The Talking Eggs A Folktale Analysis

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Independent Reading Assignment: Diversity The Talking Eggs: A Folktale of the American South was a folktale written by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. The Talking Eggs was an old folk tale originated from the black Creole culture in Louisiana. The Talking Eggs folktale followed along the lines of the fairy tale, Cinderella. The story was about a cruel mother and her two daughters. She favored the lazy and mean daughter who was a mirror image of herself. Blanche, the other daughter, who was smart and kind, was physically and mentally abused by her mother. She ran into the woods to escape the abuse and met an old witch. The witch took Blanche home with her and asked her to cook, clean, give her a massage and do exactly as she's told for three days. The protagonist accomplished all of her tasks and was rewarded with talking eggs that gave her great riches. Rose, the lazy sister, was forced by her mother to do the same thing that her sister did. She found the same witch, but refused to follow the witch’s rules. She stole the talking eggs and consequently was…show more content…
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