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  • End Of Lene's Tale
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    Perhaps one of the most haunting and compelling parts of Sanders-Brahms' film Germany Pale Mother (1979) is the nearly twenty minute long telling of The Robber Bridegroom. The structural purpose of the sequence is a bridge between the marriage of Lene and Hans, who battles at the war's front, and the decline of the marriage during the post-war period. Symbolically the fairy tale, called the "mad monstrosity in the middle of the film", by Sanders Brahms (Kaes, 149), offers a diabetic forum for wi...
  • Every Telling Of A Fairy Tale
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    Folk tale genre The greatest treasure of every nation is its language. Fairy tales are part of the oral traditions of literature all over the world. The fairy tale is one of the forms of the people's linguistic arts where life and social system are reflected. Folklore, mythology, fables, tall stories, and other classic tales have been handed down, generation through generation. Countless treasures of human thought and experience still accumulate and live in the world even after thousand of years...
  • Pardoner's Tale
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    Canterbury Tales as a whole was very interesting. It has introduced us to a way of life that we never knew existed. It also introduced us to a type of crude humor that we have never been exposed to. It has shown us a true side of life during the Middle Ages. We have learned many things already from our World History teachers, but to experience it first hand is a different story. To experience the jokes, the merriment, and culture opens the gates to a new world. I think that these tales have been...
  • People During Chaucer's Time
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    The Time Period and People of Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the greatest authors of his time. His distinctive use of characters in his literary works is one of a kind. Chaucer's works were accomplished during the Middle Ages. During this time period the whole community revolved around the church, the village and the surrounding farmland. The Middle Ages were heroic, entertaining, romantic, harsh, uncertain, and often dangerous. Throughout these times, Chaucer writes about the peopl...
  • The Holy Use Of Gossip
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    Elizabeth M. Stone Dr. Eve Davis Adv. Comm 2-3: 2010/11/01"The Holy Use of Gossip " This work explores the use of gossip and the meaning behind it. Kathleen Norris uses the stories from the town to build a demeanor for her argument on gossip. As a writer, she finds that gossip can be positive and negative, depending on who uses the gossip and for what reason. Gossip can provide comic relief for people under tension. It can strengthen communal bonds. Kathleen Norris finds that gossip is a helpful...
  • Everyday People Deal With Other People's Greed
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    Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales was one of the great pieces of literary work studied in English Literature I. This medieval literary work was by far one of the favorites studied by all people. The Canterbury Tales was my favorite selection because each individual tale dealt with a 'theme' that was real not only in medieval times but also in the present day. The first tale was the Pardoner's who's theme, avarice (greed) is the root of all evil, definitely shows in everyday life. It is shown i...
  • Folktale Story
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    According to the Webster's dictionary, folktale is a story, usually of anonymous authorship and containing legendary elements, made and handed down orally among the common people. Folktales are the ethnographic idea of stories and tales, of a specific ethnic population. Thus, a folktale story is the oral history of a specific culture in society. Folktales have such a broad existence and a great deal of popularity due to the storytellers. The reason why fairy tales last such a long time is becaus...

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