Folk Literature Project
By: Connor Ploetz
Types of Folk Literautre
Folk Tale: a story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth
Epics: a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation
Myths: a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events
Tall Tales: a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual
Legends: a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated
Fable: The Fox and the Goat
Moral: Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties
This epic by Homer is about why the Trojan War started and how the Trojan War unfolded
Tall Tale: Pecos Bill
This tall tale is about a cowboy that lived in the Wild West during the western expansion. He was born in the 1830's and allegedly wrangled a tornado.
Have you ever wondered, how much do elephants love mustard? If you have, then read the Mustard Theif!
The Mustard Theif
Jeff wanted this mustard a lot. So, he went on his way to Mike’s house to ask for the mustard. He politely went up to Mike and asked, “May I please have some of your deluxe mustard sir?” Mike looked at Jeff for a couple seconds, and then promptly said, “No.” Jeff took this as an insult. He asked so politely and Mike just straight up shut him down.
Jeff then said in the most impolite voice he could come up with, “Give me all your mustard!” Mike then said, “Still no.” Jeff got so furious that when Mike wasn’t looking, he stole the mustard! He then went home and ate his hotdog with Mike’s mustard on it. Jeff then became sick because Mike poisoned the mustard because he knew Jeff was going to steal it. The End.
Moral: Never steal a rat’s mustard.
Myth: Greek Hero - Odysseus
Parable of Jesus: The Mustard Seed
Confucianism and Taoism
2. The five good bonds (or relationships) of Confucianism are ruler to subject, husband to wife, father to son, elder brother to younger brother, and friend to friend
3. Both of these teachings' goals are to help you find peace with yourself, others, and the world
This is the "yin yang", which symbolizes opposite forces coming together as one
These are the two symbols side by side
This is the symbol of confucianism