"The life of my people is to remember forever; each head granary is full. The life of your people is to forget: your thing granaries ("museums"), and not yourselves, are full."
Alice Walker, "The temple of my familiar"
Does this long hair tell you something about this children story? Do you know her name? What is she doing at this tower top?
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair
so that I may climb the golden stairs."
This is one of the most famous stories of all times. What does the beast symbolize? What does he pretend?
Who is this famous wooden boy? what family has he got? Who is the "insect" talking to him? Why can he speak, walk...?
2.a.The elves and the shoemaker
2.b.Jack and the beanstalks
Animated book at http://youtu.be/Gp0di5U92ws
“Here I am, only four hundred years old,” said the Monkey King, “and I’ve already reached the heights of greatness. What is left to hope and strive for? What can be higher than a king?”
“Your Majesty,” said the gibbon carefully, “we have ever been grateful for that time four centuries ago when you hatched from the stone, wandered into our midst, and found for us this hidden cave behind the waterfall. We made you our king as the greatest honor we could bestow. Still, I must tell you that kings are not the highest of beings.”
“They’re not?” said the Monkey King.
“No, Your Majesty. Above them are gods, who dwell in Heaven and govern Earth. Then there are Immortals, who have gained great powers and live forever. And finally there are Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, who have conquered illusion and escaped rebirth.”
“Wonderful!” cried the Monkey King. “Maybe I can become all three!” He considered a moment, then said, “I think I’ll start with the Immortals. I’ll search the earth till I’ve found one, then learn to become one myself!”
Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek, whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered when some creatures......