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...down the river also known as the Mississippi. It can also be related to a current situation if someone is in a circumstance where they feel trapped and need to be freed. For example someone who is stuck in an abusive situation and can’t get out because they are being held down by their oppressor may need someone to come in help free them of their current situation in the way that Moses came and freed the Israelites or the way Harriet Tubman came and freed slaves through the Underground Railroad.
In Conclusion, The primary goals of folktales is more than entertainment to its audience it also sets out to impart moral values, instill codes of conduct, explain present circumstances, and explain natural phenomena. In folk tales such as “Go down, Moses” that tells tell the story of Moses leading people to freedom demonstrates the primary goals of a successful folktale.
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