Mythology m7d2

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M7D2: Modern Tricksters We are not going to ask you to create yet another classification table to organize all the tricksters into one or more of the 10 types for, as our authors tell us, when it comes to Trickster, “categories are dangerous.”& amp; amp; amp; lt; span style=”mso-spacerun:yes”> Rather, we ask you to consider a character from modern culture – literature, film, games, TV, comic books – who fits the category of Trickster, and to briefly describe how he or she may fit. But here’s the catch: you should put your chosen character’s name in the title of your Posting, and if someone else has already named that character, you need to choose another!


As you go through this discussion, think about the following:

  • Does the Trickster live on today? What characters in modern culture might be considered Tricksters?

By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Apply the categories and characterization of mythological tricksters to modern trickster stories

Write a response to the following:


Choose a fictional modern Trickster (please, no actual human comedians) that no one else in your class has chosen. In a discussion posting whose subject line is the name of your character, write about how your character fits the Trickster model


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