What is jack and the beanstalk about
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Jack and the Beanstalk (1974) [subtitles]
‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Found to be One of the Oldest Tales in Human History
According to researchers at the universities in Durham and Lisbon , the story originated more than five millennia ago, based on a wide-spread archaic story form which is now classified by folklorists as ATU The Boy Who Stole Ogre's Treasure. Jack is a young, poor boy living with his widowed mother and a dairy cow on a farm cottage. The cow's milk was their only source of income. When the cow stops giving milk , Jack's mother tells him to take her to the market to be sold. On the way, Jack meets a bean dealer who offers magic beans in exchange for the cow, and Jack makes the trade. When he arrives home without any money, his mother becomes angry, throws the beans out of the window, and sends Jack to bed without dinner.
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Jack and the Beanstalk might be one of the oldest tales ever told. The Aarne-Thompson-Uther ATU classification of Folk Tales assigns numbers to the various common plots that have emerged over centuries of literary production in a system that resembles the Dewey Decimal system. The collation of thousands of texts into common threads has enabled scholars to search for elements of a common plot and find examples of the same plot as it appears in different cultures. One particular plot, ATU , is well-known and treasured by children and adults throughout the English speaking world. Though the ATU traces this story to Italy in the s, the version that people are most familiar with dates to in a Christmas-themed collection of stories printed in London. Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean served as the model for the modern story in the early days of the industrial revolution.
Young lad Jack is told by his mother to sell their family cow, which he trades to a stranger for five magic beans. In the castle, Jack encounters a giant woman and her giant husband. Jack returns to the castle to steal back the treasures and is forced to evacuate when the giant begins to chase him down the beanstalk. Jack cuts down the beanstalk causing the giant to plummet to his death, and his family lives happily ever after. Jack and the Beanstalk almost immediately raises philosophical questions about trust.