Anansi,
the Clever One
MRS. KERCHER
Background Information
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This tale and others were written when the Ashanti people lived in
villages governed by a chief and council of elders
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This is an oral tale with repetition told by a bard
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This tale reveals the creators’ keen knowledge of:
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Human nature
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Importance of morals and justice
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Famine was a reality of the time
Ashanti Culture
Ashanti Culture
Trickster Symbolism
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Complexity of human nature
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Creative aspect of human intelligence
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The trickster behavior reveals:
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Deception
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Greed
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Suffering
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Death
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Anansi, the Clever One