Reading Final

by Jaiden Maguire

How do Coyote’s ignorance and selfishness cause harm to others?

Coyote's ignorance and selfishness cause harm to others by the city of Kachina Pueblo lost summer and now they are in the winter forever with everything cold.

Which character bears more blame for losing the sun and moon? Why?

I think that the Coyote bears more ti blame for losing the sun and the moon, because he hid behind a tree when the Eagle wasn't looking and opened the box.

What does this folk tale imply about the individual’s responsibility to the community?

The Eagle trusted him with the box and told him not to open it and the Coyote lied and opened it anyway.

What was the consequence of Demeter’s actions?

When Demeter leaves it turns winter and all the plants die and she makes everyone starve until she comes back.

How did humankind suffer as a result of one individual’s impulses?

Demeter starved everyone until she came back and then everything was back to normal.

What does this myth suggest about the effects of an individual’s actions on the community as a whole?

The myth suggest about the effect of an individuals actions on the community by when Hades was by taking Persephone to the underworld because he loved her. it may have been Cupid's fault for shooting him with an arrow, but Hades had control of his own actions and his impulses made a great affect on the land.

Was the Emperor’s decision at the legend’s beginning better for the individual or the community?

The emperor decision was better for himself as an individual because nobody gained or lost anything from it except for him.

Is it ever important to consider the needs of a community over the needs of an individual? Explain.

It is important to consider the needs of a community over the needs of an individual, Ixtla would soon have to take over as the emperor because her father was weak the community needed someone to rule and so they got a ruler.