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Moral Purpose and Cultural Significance in Fables, Fairytales, Myths and Legends Page 1 Moral Purpose and Cultural Significance in Fables, Fairytales, Myths and Legends Catherine Warren ENG/295 May 20, 2019 Dina Sowers
“According to Kiefer and Tyson, Traditional literature refers to all of the stories born of the oral tradition, the stories most often labeled “folklore,” “folk literature,” or “mythology.” Generally we say that myths are about gods and the creation of things; legends are about heroes and their mighty deeds before the time of recorded history; and folktales, fairy tales, and fables are simple stories about talking beasts, woodcutters, and princesses who reveal human behavior and beliefs while playing out their roles in a world of wonder and magic”. (Kiefer & Tyson, 2014, para. 104). There are various sorts of writing that depended on utilizing the oral craft of storytelling's method for passing them from generation to generation. These can be fairy tales, legends, myths, and fables. From generation to generation stories are not only told and passed down but important information and knowledge such as facts about history and culture. Through these stories' generations can learn life lessons and morals. In stories, we will find that the author as more than a simple message, but also a moral to the story . “A moral is a type of message that teaches a reader a life lesson such as what is right or wrong, how to make decisions, or how to treat other people.” Individuals still perused myths and legends today because they're frequently passed and contain all-inclusive topics, which are significant in the craft of narrating and in experiences of humans. Legends and myths likewise

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