Tom Tit Tot Analysis

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The Various Aspects of Culture In the orature stories you will find various aspects of morals, traditions and art such as spinning. In “Three Spinners” you will find a mother who must lie because she is ashamed to have a lazy daughter, so she must lie to the Queen. In, “Tom Tit Tot” you will find a mother who is ashamed to have to explain that singing of her song in degrading her daughter but she must turn it around and say something else to the King as he is in passing, for the sake to save her daughter. The morals in these stories have to do with trying to live up to a higher standard than need be, the traditions have to do with women must spin skeins everyday to prove their worth, and the art of spinning seems to be a huge part of the culture from back then. In the following statements you will find…show more content…
As the mother is done having her supper she is sitting outside spinning her flax, she sings a sweet melody “My darter ha’ ate five, five pies to-day” and along comes the King. As the King is listening and he can’t hear quite clearly and so he approaches and ask the mother “What was that you were singing, my good woman?” the mother was so ashamed to let him hear what her daughter had been doing, so she sang, instead of that: My darter ha’ spun five, fie skeins to-day” because she knew that a King wouldn’t be happy with a woman eating pies all day. The morals and beliefs of this time in that days society was very big on spinning flax as a sign of a hardworking woman. As the mother is speaking with the King he explains to that he need a wife “Stars o’ mine”..I never heard tell of any one that could do that.” He’s beyond flabbergasted that someone knows how to spin flax that much in a day that he msut make this young woman his
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