TBT SERIES - Episode 2
Ages 7 to Adult
Every culture in the world has a rich tradition of telling trickster tales. The main character of these stories is not a brave hero. Instead, the main character is a clever and sometimes not-so-nice person or animal who likes deceiving the other characters or causing trouble.
Using "Puss 'n Boots" as an example of a Trickster Tale, we illustrate how it is possible to like a trickster without approving of what they do. This episode also gives a number of examples of tricksters from ancient mythology and other cultures.
We ask the question, 'Can a Trickster be a hero if they do good things even if they do bad things to accomplish their goal?'