Thursday, February 23rd, 2012...3:32 pm
Legend, Myth and Folk Tale
We started a new unit about Story Telling and this blog post is about the difference between legend, myth and folk tale.
Legend- a story coming down from the past especially one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable
Myth- a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon
Folk Tale- a characteristically anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people
The story I chose is called “Issunboushi the Inch-High Samurai” it is a one of the famous folk tale in Japan.
Here is the link to the story
I chose this story because it is an interesting story about a little boy about inch-high tries to defeat princess from the evil. This folk tale shows the braveness of Issunboushi fighting with the evil which meters taller then him, but he didn’t care about how small he is.