Favorite Folktales from Around the World Setting & Symbolism

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Flyappears in The Fly

The fly is the thing that is used as a witness when the rich man offers to do away with the family's debt. The fly is unable to talk but the little boy is able to trick the man using the fly.

Bearappears in The Prayer That Was Answered

The bear in The Prayer That Was Answered is what is left in the beautiful maiden's place inside the trunk. When the man gets the trunk back to the house, he opens it, believing the beautiful girl to be inside, and is killed by the bear.

Parrotappears in The Waiting Maid's Parrot

The parrot turns out to be the sister of the maid. She takes messages back and forth between the maid and the young man until the maid is killed. The parrot brings them together...

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