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; -

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. -

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


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


Emphasizes Family and social harmony

System of respect for others


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