Part 2: Ecocriticism in Folklore & Dramatic Satire

Part Two: How Does Folklore Intersect with Justice?

Featured Chapters

Chapter Four Greek Folklore: Aesop’s Fables (600 BCE) with Life on Land, Quality Education, Gender Equality, & Innovative Infrastructure Intersections

Chapter Five Roman Folklore: Adaptations of Greek mythology in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (8 CE) with Gender Equality and Reducing Inequality and Peace and Justice Intersections

Chapter Six Persian, Eastern, and Middle Eastern Folklore: The Story Collection Arabian Nights (1400s) with Gender Equality, Reducing Inequality, & Peace and Justice  Intersections

Chapter Seven Folklore in Early Modern Theater: Ben Jonson’s Allegorica; Satire Volpone; Or the Fox (1606) with Sustainable Communities, Reducing Inequality, & Sustainable Consumption & Production  Intersections

An Introduction of Part Two

Outcomes and Skills Practiced

Part Two features folklore and its representations of nature and versions of anthropomorphism.

  • To succeed, continue to build close reading and annotation skills in textual analysis and writing
  • Develop textual analysis skills to identify and apply interpretive approaches to key passages in folklore
  • Identify folkloric literary devices in story collections, animal fables, and satirical theater
  • Build on annotations and critical thinking skills by adding inquiries on featured literary concepts
  • Continue to practice critical reading and textual analysis of ‘ecocritical’ interpretative approaches

A specific concern of ecocriticism is how

anthropocentrism and systemic subjectivism

have shaped the Western view of the natural world.

Waldemer, 2003

image of an Arabian man sitting in the center surrounded by food and drinks. A parrot on the right. In the background is a woman is peeking through the window.image of a book cover with text above and below an image. The image is of old man sitting on a chair on the left and a kneeling woman on the right. In the background are towers and trees.marble statue of nude man and woman in motion with the man following the woman

Arabian Nights’ “The Husband & the Parrot” (left), book cover of Aesop’s Fables (center), & Ovid’s Apollo & Daphne (right) CC

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