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What is Myths Myths are a traditional typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings ancestors or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people It is also a belief that has become associated with a person institution or occurrence especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal For myself I consider Myths is not only an untrue story that contains the miracle and identifies the norm value in particular culture but also reflects the wish and dream of ordinary people Although people from variety backgrounds have different points of view they share the same wish and dream value and beliefs Therefore we often encounter similarities among myths from different cultures If we only talk about the myths they basically have the same meanings or values If we go into details however we will recognize some slight differences among them This is clearly reflected in Tam and Cam and The Politically correct Cinderella In The Politically Correct Cinderella by James Finn Garner we see all pictures which strongly shows the western culture Beside that in Tam and Cam VietNam it demonstrates another aspect of the Eastern culture In myths we can find many distinctive elements values beliefs and norms of culture There are many similar beliefs in different cultures For example every culture or society emphasizes that people should always live with a good heart When we treat other well we receive good things If we treat other badly we receive bad things Both stories are built on the same concept that good will deserves prize and hard working will be paid Tam and Cinderella have the same situations Their mothers died and their fathers go on getting married with other women Their stepmothers and stepsisters treat her very badly and use them as unpaid labor Her stepmother was serve and treated the girl harshly Tam has to labor all day and long into the night In Tam and
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