American Indian Mythology Topics for Discussion

Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin
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Search through the stories described above and identify characters, other than those listed in the "Characters" section, who fit the outlines of the five basic character types: Hero, Trickster, Trickster-Hero, Grandmother Spider, and the War Twins. Explain how and why each fits the description within their individual story. Keep in mind that characters fitting in with these types can be either gender, male or female-Tricksters, for example, can be women, while men can have attributes of Grandmother Spider.

Consider contemporary culture-movies, television, literature, etc. Examine characters and situations for similarities to the five basic character types. What, for example, are the Trickster-Hero aspects of Harry Potter? What female characters in these various cultural and/or literary works go beyond the traditional female attributes of Grandmother Spider and embody more traditional male Hero and/or Trickster characteristics? Conversely, what male characters take on the traits...

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