WRITE YOUR OWN TALE
A. Look through the six stories by Rudyard Kipling you have read. In all of them some changes happen to the characters.
- In which stories do the characters want some change?
- In which stories do the changes happen as a result of punishment?
- In which stories do the characters change themselves because they understand it is important?
- In which stories do they try to return to what they used to look like?
- Which of the changes is unpleasant for the characters?
- Which of the changes is useful?
B. Write your own tale about an animal whose appearance changed. Use the following questions.
- What is the setting of the tale (time, place)?
- Who is the main character?
- What does the main character look like at the beginning of the tale?
- What is the main character like? Which qualities are important for the future change?
- What is the main character's problem? What difficulties does he meet?
- Who or what is his antagonist? Why does the antagonist behave like that?
- Are there any moments of suspense (when you worry about the characters and want to know what will happen next)?
- How does the main character change? Why? Is it a useful or an unpleasant change?
- Is there any repetition (like in traditional tales)?
- What is the main idea of the tale?
- What lesson does the tale teach?