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16344
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The story of \"Jack and the Beanstalk\" is widely known throughout the United States and England. However, few people outside of the Southern Appalachians realize that Jack is also the hero of dozens of other wonder stories. These stories, called \"Jack Tales\" are especially numerous in northwestern North Carolina.
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35793
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In this article, the author seeks to outline the phase of Jack’s characterization where he appears as a typical Märchen hero. He is typically abused, the youngest and least esteemed child, who exploits in the world allows him to return home to recognition that was previously denied.
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35786
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An introduction for four stories about Jack Tales, which are a subgenre of folklore that always center on the character “Jack,” the hero.
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35791
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Starting with a brief biography of Mr. Ward, the author then describes his writing style and the impact he had on the genre.
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35792
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The central theme of W.H. Ward’s writing style is unity and repetition, which gives his stories a sense of fullness and suspense.
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35787
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A story about how Jack devised a way to make lots of money, and get rid of his mean brothers.
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35789
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A story about how Jack stole three steers for a gang of robbers, who then paid him for his service.
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