- 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
- 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.295) Group V Universe (p.296)
- Speak, Bird, Speak Again
- University of California Press
This chapter presents a Palestinian folktale that portrays the early stirrings of sexuality, when they are still subjective feelings and before formal arrangements for marriage have been made. The theme of sexual awakening is manifested in the bird's preparation for marriage. By collecting her trousseau, and by beautifying and putting herself on display, she arouses the interest of the sultan's son.
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