ENGL 2210 World Literature II

Creation stories. Study Guide
  1. How did death and children come into the world?
  2. What does the story imply about the African cultural attitude toward children?
  3. How do you think the story "The Forbidden Fruit" resembles the Biblical story on the same theme? Do you think there is a moral to the story?
  4. What do you think the story "The Plant of Life" is supposed to explain? What is the equivalent Biblical story?
  5. What do you think the story "How Truth and Falshood Got so Confused" is supposed to explain? A Russian proverb says. "The truth has seven sides." How might this proverb be similar to this story? Do you know of an equivalent in American or in another culture?