Wile E Coyote: Modern Day Trickster

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What is a trickster? A trickster typically breaks the creeds of the divine or nature, most of the time this is doomed maliciously, but sometimes with positive results. More frequently than not, the rule-breaking will capture the pattern of tricks, or thievery. Tricksters are generally cunning, foolish, or perhaps both. They are usually very funny even when they are scared. In diverse cultures the trickster and humanizing hero are often merged in one. Tricksters are particular to their own cultures. However, tricksters are naturally bound by undeniable attributes no matter what their religion is or what culture they have come from. It is thought that all of us have some type of trickster within us, whether it may be conscious or subconscious. One of today’s best known tricksters is perhaps the infamous Wile E. Coyote. Even though Wile E. Coyote is a trickster whose tricks never seem to work, he is considered to be a modern-day fictional trickster because he is always plotting and cheating to catch the road runner, two of the most common attributes of a trickster. However, there are many other common elements to a trickster. Some of the most common elements and fundamentals of a trickster are that they tend to be creators, opportunist, mischief-makers, adventurers, manipulators, lazy, and often play the victim role (Leonard S, 2004). The most unsurpassed way to perceive a trickster is by his personality. A trickster is regularly respected and loved for his credibility and perfection, mostly exemplified as thievish, bitter, and incestuous. A trickster is usually a male but not always. Most times a trickster will take animal form. They display greed, drunkenness, lust, and gluttony. A trickster is often called a divi... ... middle of paper ... ...very similar to wile E. Coyote. In conclusion, a trickster typically breaks the creeds of the divine or nature, most of the time this is doomed maliciously, but sometimes with positive results. Tricksters are particular to their own cultures. However, tricksters are naturally bound by undeniable attributes no matter what their religion is or what culture they have come from. There are trickster in every culture, form, and sex from around the world. Although, Wile E. Coyote is a trickster whose tricks never seem to work, he is a modern day trickster for two main reasons, first because he is always trying to manipulate the road runner into catching him, but mostly because he is continuously plotting and cheating for his benefit. Have you ever wondered what would become of Wile E. Coyote if he ever caught the road runner? Would he still be a trickster?

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