Essays Tagged: "Trickster"

The Trickster - Karl Jung archetype.

The TricksterKarl Jung's explanation for the archetypes that surface in cultural and religious literatur ... ther and our own. Studying it reminds us that all humans are bound together by a common source.The 'Trickster' is an archetype that surfaces in many cultural and religious stories. Each trickster is u ... faces in many cultural and religious stories. Each trickster is unique to it's own culture, but all tricksters are bound by certain characteristics no matter what religion they show up in. Anthropolog ...

(5 pages) 124 1 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Death Of Balder

joyed themselves thereafter by using Balder as a target forknife-throwing and archery.The malicious trickster Loki, who was jealous of Balder, changed hisappearance and asked Frigg if there was absolu ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A summary Report on "The Pardoner's Tale" from the Canterbury Tales. Includes interpretation.

dramatic irony.5) Tone: Lecturing, persuasive, serious, yet ironic. Chaucer shows the Pardoner as a trickster who is testing to see if he can make his audience forget that he told them his relics were ...

(3 pages) 91 0 2.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Cherokee Archetypes compared to US arechtypes.

some of the archetypes in their culture. The archetypes in this paper were: The "Grim Reaper", The Trickster, The Creator, The Hero, and The Earth Mother.Among the Cherokee the most dreaded spirit wa ... s his scythe to end people's lives, and the Raven Mocker eats people's hearts to keep him alive.The Trickster in Cherokee culture would be the rabbit, as opposed to the devil in American culture. The ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This essay is about "The Cheat With The Ace of Diamonds" by Georges de La Tour.

maid who stands on her right with wine-glass and flask, her head bent and her face in profile. The "trickster" sits on the left, next to the maid; his back is three-quarters turned, right elbow restin ... des the shadows just noted, are local, in the dark hair of the victim and the belt and laces of the trickster's costume. The only really strong contrast is between the background and the group as a wh ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

This essay reviews the diffren types of tricksters in early native american literature.

Which Is Better?In Native American oral traditions, the sometimes vulgar, but sacred Trickster assumes many forms. He can be Old-Man coyote among the Crow tribes, Raven in northwestern ... he Crow tribes, Raven in northwestern Indian lore, or, more generically, The Tricky One. Though the trickster's form may very from legend to legend his role in Native Americans cultural society remain ... n Native Americans cultural society remains the same. The cultural lessons of virtue and morals the trickster teaches are vital in preserving Native American societies.By passing the tales of the tric ...

(3 pages) 80 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on Native American Trickster Stories

Lee A. ZitoThe Native American Trickster stories were definitely not what I expected them to be. I expected something along the lin ... I expected them to be. I expected something along the lines of Aesop's Fables, but these particular trickster stories were somewhat different from the usual trickster tale I was taught in grade school ... obscene as they get, the Native Americans found them quite amusing. For instance, in The Winnebago Trickster Cycle the main character has a run in with a strange talking bulb. The bulb says if he is ...

(2 pages) 56 1 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Umbrella Man by dahl

rn, he would give us his silk umbrella worth twenty pounds. I wanted to make sure that he was not a trickster, so I asked how he had gotten there if he had no money in the first place. He replied sayi ... beautiful brown shoes and was well-spoken and polite just like a gentleman. In fact, he was only a trickster and a crook that went round stealing umbrella and selling them using his honey-laden words ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tricksters in Literature and Life

People play tricks on other hapless victims all the time. Sometimes, the trickster and the victim don't even know it. It's just human nature. At least one point in almost ev ... know it. It's just human nature. At least one point in almost everybody's lives, they have been the trickster or the victim of a trickster. Despite the massive amount of tricksters, they can be squish ... the massive amount of tricksters, they can be squished down into four categories: the troublemaker tricksters, guilty tricksters, "I must get revenge" tricksters, and the "Brer Rabbit" tricksters.The ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Usual Suspects": A Modern Day Odyssey

eal story" who can give them the truth. The art of storytelling is also used by everyone's favorite trickster, Odysseus. Like Odysseus, Verbal employs the means of storytelling to improve his position ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Bacground Information on Michael Jackson the artist

ts all appear in "Billie Jean." This video's most significant additions to the mix are supernatural trickster-god mischief; the surprise or shock ending, which will pop up time and again in these shor ... tructive part of "Thriller" is how it puts a finer point on the matter of Jackson's interest in the trickster: Over the course of the video, Michael goes from a serious, clean-cut teenager to a were-c ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

The Comic view of Love in "A Midsummers Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare.

within reality and reality within dreams. The funniest part of this play seems to be when Puck, the trickster, keeps mixing up the people who he is assigned to put the love juice on. Even when he did ...

(9 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Odyssseus' lying

is good at it, and who asserts his greatest by testing his limits, portraying himself as more of a trickster than a wise king. A power hungry king who feels the urge to test his limits in manipulatin ...

(1 pages) 522 1 3.8 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

On the Myth of "The Raven and the First Men"

society.According to Tad Beckam’s article, “Raven Tales of the Northwest”, an anthropomorphic trickster character always plays tricks and behaves outside the normal behaviour in the mythology of ... always plays tricks and behaves outside the normal behaviour in the mythology of all cultures. The trickster character has a driving curiosity to breaks rules that ultimately leads to unexpected posi ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Scapin The Schemer

Scapin the main character of this play was not only a trickster, but he could talk his way into money. He lied his way around everything. Scapin was dumb ... Besides, Octave and Leandre only fell in love with the girls because of Scapin.Scapin was quite the trickster, always tricking people into believing things that really weren't the truth. When the two ...

(3 pages) 1548 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Zeus: Ladies Man or Con Artist

was just lucky with the women, a Casanova, but in my opinion, I believe he was nothing more than a trickster. "Zeus had many love affairs with mortal and immortal women (Zeus, 2006). According ...

(2 pages) 11 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Green Grass, Running Water

more.The discord created by Coyote is a very integral part of the novel. In the story Coyote is the Trickster, and along with him the four Indians namely Lone Ranger, Ishmael, Robin son Crusoe, and Ha ... re the world really exists. In the start where there was nothing but "just the water" even then the trickster was present, "but Coyote was asleep". This in itself can be taken as a testimonial for Coy ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Navajo and Trickster tales

COYOTE THE TRICKSTER IN NAVAJO FOLKLOREThe trickster is a very important part of Navajo oral tradition and can ... s character teaches are invaluable in preserving Navajo culture. With passing stories of coyote the trickster on to new generations, the Navajo are able to teach their children important lessons in a ... ildren that there are consequences when a person strays from good morals and behavior.Sometimes the trickster character as coyote is portrayed as imitative, stupid, greedy, and deceitful (Heffern). He ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology