History Literature / JackAndTheBeanstalk

12th Jun '17 12:43:00 PM fruitstripegum
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* GiantFood: Whatever the giant's wife feeds him qualifies.* ImAHumanitarian: Perhaps the giant and the witch from "Literature/HanselAndGretel" swap recipes.

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* GiantFood: Whatever the giant's wife feeds him qualifies.qualifies.
* ImAHumanitarian: Perhaps the giant and the witch from "Literature/HanselAndGretel" swap recipes.
15th May '17 7:21:43 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Creator/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', Brian Henson's ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory'' and Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' all have a go at Jack.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Creator/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', Brian Henson's ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory'' and (briefly) Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' all have a go at Jack.



* FloatingContinent: The Giant's [[OminousFloatingCastle cloud castle.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Perhaps the giant and the witch from "Literature/HanselAndGretel" swap recipes.

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* FloatingContinent: The Giant's [[OminousFloatingCastle cloud castle.]]
castle]].
* GiantFood: Whatever the giant's wife feeds him qualifies.
* ImAHumanitarian: Perhaps the giant and the witch from "Literature/HanselAndGretel" swap recipes.recipes.
* MysteriousBenefactor: The man with the beans.



* OurGiantsAreBigger: This variety of giant lives in gravity-defying castles in the clouds.
* RuleOfThree: Gold, Goose and Harp.



* MysteriousBenefactor: The man with the beans.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: This variety of giant lives in gravity-defying castles in the clouds.
* RuleOfThree: Gold, Goose and Harp.



* GiantFood: Whatever the giant's wife feeds him qualifies.

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* GiantFood: Whatever the giant's wife feeds him qualifies.



* The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'' retells this as "Jack and the Wormhole", in which Jack is more of a straight-up hero as the story is ''also'' a TwiceToldTale retelling of [[spoiler: the Fourth Doctor serial "The Horns of Nimon"]].

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* The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'' retells this as "Jack and the Wormhole", in which Jack is more of a straight-up hero as the story is ''also'' a TwiceToldTale retelling of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Fourth Doctor serial "The Horns of Nimon"]].
15th May '17 7:15:59 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Disney/Gigantic2018'': Another Creator/{{Disney}} film. This time it's an AllCGICartoon musical involving a human Jack helping a 60-foot 11-year-old girl find her home.

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* ''Disney/Gigantic2018'': Another Creator/{{Disney}} film. This time it's an AllCGICartoon musical involving a human and pretty InNameOnly, as it involves Jack helping a 60-foot 60-foot, 11-year-old girl find her home.
12th May '17 11:15:17 AM LordGro
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* OlderThanDirt: as noted above, variations of Jack's story have been told in many cultures going back as far as the ''Indo-European Language'', the root of almost all languages on earth.

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* OlderThanDirt: as noted above, variations of Jack's story have been told in many cultures going back as far as the ''Indo-European Language'', the root of almost all languages on earth.
12th May '17 11:13:15 AM LordGro
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The story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" seems to be an amalgamation of many of the giant-killing stories such as "Literature/JackTheGiantKiller" (which has its links to [[KingArthur Arthurian]] lore), and the tale of "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor". A 2016 Linguistic study traces its roots to at least 3500 B.C.E. as 'The Boy Steals The Ogre's Treasure' making it one of the oldest continuously told tales in all of history.

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The story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" seems to be an amalgamation of many of the giant-killing stories such as "Literature/JackTheGiantKiller" (which has its links to [[KingArthur Arthurian]] lore), and the tale of "Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor". A 2016 Linguistic study traces its roots to at least 3500 B.C.E. as 'The Boy Steals The Ogre's Treasure' making it one of the oldest continuously told tales in all of history.
10th May '17 1:59:17 PM ScrewySqrl
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* OlderThanDirt: as noted above, variations of Jack's story have been told in many cultures going back as far as the ''Indo-European Language'', the root of almost all languages on earth.
6th Feb '17 6:56:07 AM Doug86
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* The DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'' retells this as "Jack and the Wormhole", in which Jack is more of a straight-up hero as the story is ''also'' a TwiceToldTale retelling of [[spoiler: the Fourth Doctor serial "The Horns of Nimon"]].

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* The DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TimeLordFairyTales'' retells this as "Jack and the Wormhole", in which Jack is more of a straight-up hero as the story is ''also'' a TwiceToldTale retelling of [[spoiler: the Fourth Doctor serial "The Horns of Nimon"]].
16th Dec '16 9:39:59 AM longWriter
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* TheNoseKnows

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* TheNoseKnowsTheNoseKnows: For most of the tale, the giant's sole indication Jack is there is his scent.



* OurGiantsAreBigger

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* OurGiantsAreBiggerOurGiantsAreBigger: This variety of giant lives in gravity-defying castles in the clouds.



* WealthyEverAfter
* GiantFood

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* WealthyEverAfter
WealthyEverAfter: Jack's happy ending entails getting ([[DependingOnTheWriter or reclaiming]]) riches from his adventure.
* GiantFood
GiantFood: Whatever the giant's wife feeds him qualifies.
13th Aug '16 10:08:53 AM LordGro
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* OlderThanPrint: While the story has its roots in various folktales, it also shares striking similarities with [[Myth/NorseMythology The Theft of Idunn]]: a trickster travels to a giant's lofty castle and steals a few magical treasures, only to be found out and chased back home, where the giant meets his doom.
** OlderThanDirt. "The Boy Steals The Ogre's Treasure" - style stories have been traced to the Indo-European language circa 3500 B.C., making this one of the oldest stories ''ever'' told.
13th Jul '16 11:58:57 AM StFan
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* The original ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries Harvest Moon]]'' game had a part where you could grow a giant beanstalk. This led to fans [[FanNickname calling]] the protagonist, and almost every other male protagonist, "Jack" - despite the fact that his CanonName is "Pete".

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* The original ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries Harvest Moon]]'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' game had a part where you could grow a giant beanstalk. This led to fans [[FanNickname calling]] the protagonist, and almost every other male protagonist, "Jack" - -- despite the fact that his CanonName is "Pete".
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