History Literature / JackAndTheBeanstalk

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".
10th Jul '16 2:32:36 PM wrestlingdog909
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* Literature/NurseryCrime's hero Jack Sprat is a "Person of Dubious Reality (PDR)" who is both the giant killer and the Jack Sprat who "ate no fat," which he has kept secret from his family and friends. When asked why his role spans two nursery rhymes, he says that it's a matter of economy. Throughout the book he also [[InsistentTerminology regularly points out that only one of the giants he killed was an actual giant; the rest were just tall.]]
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.
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