Essay: Native American Tricksters Tales

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American Literature

Native American Tricksters Tales

The "Bungling Host" contains a couple of good lessons about how people should not behave. The firs lesson is about how one should not always want to be just like everyone else. The rabbit watched the bear prepare his meal and when the bear came to his house for dinner he wanted to prepare his meal in the same way. But when he slit his belly he injured himself. If the rabbit had just prepared his dinner the way that he had always done he would not have ended up getting injured.

The second lesson that this tale teaches is that of how things are not always as they appear. When the rabbit got injured and the bear went out to seek help, he brought back a buzzard. The buzzard had assured the bear that he could help the rabbit to get better. The bear trusted him to be telling the truth. The buzzard on the other hand, had no intention of helping the rabbit, but indeed had ulterior motives of having the rabbit for… [END OF PREVIEW]

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