The Feathered Ogre Themes

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Heroism

The protagonist of a fairy tale is often a courageous man who risks mortal danger in order to achieve some noble quest. The king's attendant in this story is heroic in every way. He is the only one "loyal and courageous" enough to go in search of a feather from the ogre. Along his journey, he accepts further challenges without hesitation. As a result, he performs many good deeds, helping others out of their predicaments. With the help of the heroine, he effectively prevents the ogre from doing further harm in the world. His heroism is abundantly rewarded in the end with both material wealth from the king and the hand in marriage of a "beautiful girl."

Loyalty

Like bravery and courage, this story demonstrates that loyalty brings rewards. The protagonist is described as one of the king's most "loyal" attendants, who is the only one willing to...

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