Essay Topic 1
What is the history of folktales and the oral tradition? Describe why folktales from different countries are sometimes similar. Provide examples from this book.
Essay Topic 2
Define protagonist and provide a thorough character analysis of a protagonist of your choosing from Yolen's book.
Essay Topic 3
Choose a complex character interaction in Yolen's collection of folktales. Analyze the relationship between the two characters. Also discuss how the relationship enhances the plot.
Essay Topic 4
How does the setting affect the plot of a folktale? Choose one folktale and discuss its setting and how the setting relates to the plot.
Essay Topic 5
Each folktale in Yolen's collection has a title. Discuss the significance of ''Wagging My Tail in the Mud." Include a brief summary of the story and how the title relates to the plot.
Essay Topic 6
Occasionally, the folktales in Yolen's collection contain a moral or lesson. Choose...
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