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Unformatted text preview: legends. The only magical event (the sorcerer rising from the grave and falling victim to the magic of an aspen stake) was meant frighten people about sorcery, and is told as the main point of the story, in typical legendary fashion. LI #75 also portrays sorcery as frightening when the peasant becomes afraid and cries out to the Lord when he sees the dog that he was supposed to follow. As a result of doubting his orders, he withers and dies which one can interpret as a moral. Use of spontaneous phrases like “well, get over here” rather than simply “get over here” are also characteristic of legends. “The Sorceress” stood out as a folktale because of the numerous magical events that go unexplained, and by the emphasis on “three nights in succession” as having mystical meaning. Also the use of “in a certain” and “a certain” led to no concrete characters or place....
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2010 for the course RLST 2332 taught by Professor Mr.gayley during the Spring '10 term at Claremont McKenna College.
- Spring '10