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Unformatted text preview: Hannan Merritt Discussion Notes 11/13/07 “Emelya the Simpleton” has an example of a magical animal agent when, “The pike said to him with the voice of a man: ‘Simpleton, do not eat me; put me back into the water, and you will be happy’” (47). The idea of the three brothers two of the being wise and the last being a fool is a common theme in the fairy tales that we read for today. This theme occurs in, “The Dead Body”, “Emelya the Simpleton”, “Salt”, “If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Listen” In the stories we read for today’s class the theme of greed was very common. This occurred in “The Mayoress”, “Salt”, and “The Wise Maiden and the Seven Robbers”. “The Mayoress” and “Husband and Wife” has a strong theme of sexism. “(his wife was a bad one and he wanted to teach her a lesson)” (141). “The straw heard and wriggled; the rope one and he wanted to teach her a lesson)” (141)....
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- Fall '08
- Russian, Wife, Husband, Fairy tale