Aswe enter into the study of myths from around the world, I’d like you tothink of historical American stories. Examples could be the firstThanksgiving turkey dinner, George Washington chopping down a cherrytree, or Davy Crockett killing a bear at 3 years old.
Arethese stories myths, legends, fairy tales, or something else? What, ifanything, about these accounts is literally true? How do these accountsinform our conceptions of Thanksgiving, George Washington, DavyCrockett, or others you have thought of?