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Higuera 1Anthony HigueraDr. Stephanie WestEDU 29130 October 2020Folktale LatinoThe first folktale is called “El Silbón” he is a frightening figure, very spoiled, tall, skinny, andwith a deformed face who carries a bag of bones on his back as well as whistling Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti.He is seen wandering into people’s homes then counting bones, if you hear him, you’ll have good luck ifno one hears him, one person dies. The values that the story expresses are to be grateful and not to actspoiled which is why “El Silbón” came to be. The story came from Colombia and Venezuela in the regionLlanos where farmers and small towns exist, the story being collected and passed down from generationto generation. The second tale is called “El Cuco” he’s described as a faceless man taking the form of ahomeless man or hobo with a sack he puts children in if they wander the streets at night or misbehave anddon’t go to sleep similar to that of the boogeyman. In Spain, Portugal, and Latin America (includingBrazil), parents sometimes invoke the Cuco as a way of discouraging their children from misbehaving;they sing lullabies or tell rhymes warning their children that if they don't obey their parents, el Coco will

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Term
Fall
Professor
John R Hershman
Tags
Developmental Psychology, Fairy tale, Coconut, Spoiled child, Cuco

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