- Title Pages
- Note on Transliteration
- Key to References
- Notes on Presentation and Translation
- Children and Parents
- Sexual Awakening and Courtship
- The Quest for the Spouse
- Brides and Bridegrooms
- Husbands and Wives
- Family Life
- Group III Society
- Group IV Environment
- Group V Universe
- Folkloristic Analysis
- Appendix A: Transliteration of Tale 10
- Appendix B: Index of Folk Motifs
- Appendix C: List of Tales by Type
- Selected Bibliography
- Footnote Index
- (p.84) Siblings
- Speak, Bird, Speak Again
- University of California Press
This chapter presents a Palestinian folktale that focuses on the relationship between father and son, and illustrates the son's struggle to achieve independence by challenging the authority of the father. The father is depicted as being a deceitful tyrant who resents the son's courage and independence, and attempts to compete with him sexually. By overcoming the father, the son succeeds in demonstrating his maturity and achieving independence.
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