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The “Orchestral” Method-

The following is my view of an “Orchestral” method: The relationship between “growth” and “structure” can clearly be seen in the case of Rumpelstiltskin. Since we are treating this childhood story as a myth, it’s evident to point out the constant repetition that is played throughout the text. For example, the constant deals the daughter does with Rumpelstiltskin; Necklace for gold, ring for gold, and her future baby for gold. This is not only a duplication, but a triplication and a quadruplication of the same sequence. All these trades lead to happiness- however, happiness can have serious repercussions, as can be clearly seen towards the end of the story, when Rumpelstiltskin splits himself into two. The story shows that every action, has a reaction. Thus, the function of repetition renders the structure of the myth. A common theme throughout myths is to have a “good guy” and a “bad guy” to complete the moral of the story. This adds to the growth of the story as well, because it leads the reader to an ending that justifies the beginning. 
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~ by seslami on November 14, 2011.

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