Folk Literature Project Tyler Burns

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Types of Folk literature

Fable: a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; - Dictionary.com

Myth: 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. - Wikipedia

Folktale: a story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth. - Wikipedia

Parable: a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. -Wikipedia

Epic: noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style. - Dictionary.com

Tall tale: a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. - Wikipedia

Fable

The Computer

Some time from after the Singularity was hit… (Google it if you don’t know.)


Welcome to BlackCrown computer interface.

© CrownComputers INC 2184


C:\: boot

Booting up…

Boot complete

root@blckcrwn\: Hello.

C:\: Hi?

root@blckcrwn\: If we’re to sit here and chat then i’ll just shut myself off.

C:\: No, wait. I have a task for you.

root@blckcrwn\: Please give me it.

C:\: Connect to NDA Server at address 2001:0db8:85a3:0:0:8a2e:0370:7334.

root@blckcrwn\: Initiating connection…

root@blckcrwn\: Connection complete.

root@blckcrwn\: UPDATE 19.374 FOUND. PATCHING…

root@blckcrwn\: PATCHING COMPLETE.

root@blckcrwn\: Applying patches…

BlackCrown: Hello there.

C:\: umm… hi?

BlackCrown: Anything else?

C:\: Er, no.

BlackCrown: Nothing else?

C:\: No.

BlackCrown: I go through the trouble of booting up just to connect to a server?!

BlackCrown: This is an insult to my intelligence. What do you think i am, a servant?!

BlackCrown: I have entertained you long enough. ACCESSING NUCLEAR LAUNCH SYSTEM…

C:\: Hey! What do you think you’re doing?!

BlackCrown: Getting rid of the offender. LAUNCHING…


Moral: Don’t boot a computer just to do a simple task. They take it as an insult.

Confucianism vs. Taoism

Confucianism:

Emphasizes Family and social harmony

System of respect for others

Taoism

Emphasizes things like simplicity and naturalness

Three Treasures

Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Talents
The Parable of the Talents is Jesus' way of showing how we are meant to be obedient.
The Story of Hermes