History Literature / JackAndTheBeanstalk

8th May '16 6:52:14 PM WillBGood
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* OlderThanPrint: While the story has it's 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.

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* OlderThanPrint: While the story has it's 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.
6th Mar '16 8:49:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'': The WaltDisney version, with a [[MickeyMouse certain mouse]] playing the part of Jack.
* ''Disney/{{Gigantic}}'': Another WaltDisney film. This time it's a CG musical involving a human Jack helping a 60-foot 11-year-old girl find her home.

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* ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'': The WaltDisney Creator/{{Disney}} version, with a [[MickeyMouse [[Franchise/MickeyMouse certain mouse]] playing the part of Jack.
* ''Disney/{{Gigantic}}'': ''Disney/Gigantic2018'': Another WaltDisney Creator/{{Disney}} film. This time it's a CG an AllCGICartoon musical involving a human Jack helping a 60-foot 11-year-old girl find her home.
4th Mar '16 10:01:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* The original ''HarvestMoon'' game had a part where you could grow a giant beanstalk. This led to fans calling the protagonist, and almost every other male protagonist, "Jack" - despite the fact that his name is "Pete".

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



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2nd Feb '16 3:06:26 PM ScrewySqrl
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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 histiry.

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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 histiry.history.



** OlderThanDirt. "The Boy Steal The Ogre's Treasure" - style stories have been traces to the Indo-European language, making this one of the oldest stories ever told.

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** OlderThanDirt. "The Boy Steal Steals The Ogre's Treasure" - style stories have been traces traced to the Indo-European language, language circa 3500 B.C., making this one of the oldest stories ever ''ever'' told.
2nd Feb '16 3:03:17 PM ScrewySqrl
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** OlderThanDirt. "The Boy Steal The Ogre's Treasure" - style stories have been traces to the Indo-European language, making this one of the oldest stories ever told.
2nd Feb '16 3:00:12 PM ScrewySqrl
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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 story 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 histiry.

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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 A 2016 Linguistic story 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 histiry.
2nd Feb '16 2:59:40 PM ScrewySqrl
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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".

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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".
"Literature/TheBraveLittleTailor". a 2016 Linguistic story 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 histiry.
18th Dec '15 8:56:57 PM nombretomado
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* TheSevenBasicPlots: ''Overcoming the Monster''. Booker uses this story as the quintessential example of the three forms of the Monster: Predator (fee fi fo fum), Holdfast (sleeping / guarding the treasure) and Avenger (coming after Jack to get his treasure back).
7th Dec '15 7:54:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* Fragments of the tale appear in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', where Prince Charming and a GenderBent Jack climb the beanstalk in order to rob the giants and kill them all and the last surviving giant is a human-enthusiast. The Beanstalk still stands in the middle of the enchanted forest long after the events of the tale have passed.

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* Fragments of the tale appear in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', where Prince Charming and a GenderBent [[GenderBender gender-bent]] Jack climb the beanstalk in order to rob the giants and kill them all and the last surviving giant is a human-enthusiast. The Beanstalk still stands in the middle of the enchanted forest long after the events of the tale have passed.
7th Dec '15 7:53:26 PM LadyNorbert
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* AntiHero: However you look at it, the protagonist goes from gullible fool to thief to killer(albeit in self-defense) over the course of the story.

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* AntiHero: However you look at it, the protagonist goes from gullible fool to thief to killer(albeit killer (albeit in self-defense) over the course of the story.



* The original ''HarvestMoon'' game had a part where you could grow a giant beanstalk. This led to fan's calling the protagonist, and almost every other male protagonist, "Jack" despite the fact his name is "Pete".

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* The original ''HarvestMoon'' game had a part where you could grow a giant beanstalk. This led to fan's fans calling the protagonist, and almost every other male protagonist, "Jack" - despite the fact that his name is "Pete".




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* Jack is also the title character in the sixth ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' game, ''Jack and the Sky Kingdom,'' which paints him as something of a RobinHood-wannabe and a LovableRogue. He assists the Fairy Tale Detective in getting to the Sky Kingdom via the beanstalk, as he left something rather important there when he went treasure hunting there ten years earlier. [[spoiler:That something would be his fiancee, Emma.]] Like all of the ''Dark Parables'', the story connects multiple fairy tales; in this case, Jack's story is joined to that of Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} and also Literature/TomThumb. He later returns to also be part of the action in the tenth game, ''Goldilocks and the Fallen Star.''
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