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Unformatted text preview: aristocratic origins. Ultimately, he slays both his wife her lover after the regaining of his shirt from them. In the tale entitled Horns the hero is put at disadvantage because he is careless with the magical objects that he has stolen. Stupidity and carelessness is what granted him the objects and serves as what makes him lose them too. When the hero ignorantly falls asleep his wife steals his magic tablecloth and flying carpet. However, unlike in The Magic Shirt the hero after regaining his magical objects back begins a prosperous life with his wife whom he has taught a lesson. In the end, not all heroes are natural born, some get a little help from outside forces like a magical shirt. Sadly, it seems that the heroes whom get this help in the fairy tales seem to always be of common origin....
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- Spring '08
- Fairy tale, magical objects, Taylor Petersen, magical shirt, magical object