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A Cross-cultural Story byPatricia W. Kite Introduction What is a story? According to Bill Johnson in Understanding What a Story Is it seems to be "a vehicle that carries us on an engaging, dramatic journey to a destination of resolution we find satisfying and fulfilling.
When we find a particular story or journey to be dramatically potent and pleasing more "true" than life or life as we would like it to be we can desire to re-experience the same story or journey over and over. The fact that over versions have been written is a testament to the "potent" power of this story.
Almost every culture seems to have its own version. Anna Rooth discovered the wide dissemination of the story, beyond the European realm.
She published her research in The Cinderella Cycle. The most popular, modern version was written and published by Charles Perrault of France in Even though each version differs in characters, plot, use of magic, and other details, a common theme binds them all. They each tell the story of a young girl or boy who is mistreated by family or community but is eventually recognized and rewarded for goodness and virtue.
Most versions include an ineffective father, the absence of a mother figure, some sort of gathering such as a ball or festival, mutual attraction with a person of high status, a lost article, and a search that ends with success.
I believe that people enjoy reading about the "underdog" having a chance to win. We all want to believe that this "rags to riches" idea could really happen to us.
Another testament to Cinderella's universal popularity is the fact that the story is told in films, ballet, and opera, as well as print form. In fact, the word Cinderella has come to mean one who achieves recognition after a period of bad fortune and neglect. This is evident in the boxing film The Cinderella Story.
The story of Cinderella transcends time and cultures. In other words, it is a story that is enjoyed today as much as it was with the original story. Overview Both our state and district standards have third graders learning about the basic plots of fairy tales, as well as identifying the elements of a story.
However, I want to extend that expectation further in my unit. I have three main goals in producing a unit on the cross-cultural aspect of Cinderella. First, I want to show how the concept of storytelling, whether it is in literature or films, is an art composed of basic elements.
Second, I want students to be able to recognize the common attributes of a fairy tale. We will be using the Cinderella story as a means of accomplishing that.
This will be a literature-based unit. Third, and most importantly, I want to explore the influence of the particular country's culture on the story itself.Dec 14, · many cultures may find the story of the creation myth, as well as have their own interpretation of it.
The Native Americans have rich history and many myths, but the one legend that is common throughout every tribe is the creation myth.
alientraveller. So many issues with what Rowling wrote, like the demolishing of the diversity of Native American cultures, and the depiction of real-life Medicine Men as frauds in her universe. Dec 04, · In particular, the ocean and the region’s rivers provided almost everything its people needed—salmon, especially, but also whales, sea otters, seals and fish and shellfish of all kinds.
My family's food went from 'Chinese grossness' to America's 'hottest food trend.'. Wow, I’m just shivering with all that good Indian wisdom flowing through me now. Give me a moment.
Okay. I’m better now. Well recently a tumblr blogger Pavor Nocturnus did the world an enormous favour and dug into the real origins of this ‘Cherokee wisdom’, providing some excellent sources..
This story seems to have begun in when a early form of it was written by the Evangelical. The short story, and especially the Latin American short story, is one of the most important literary manifestations of the Twentieth Century.
It embodies the literary and cultural traditions, both European and native, which make Latin American literature unique.