Tolerated . . autonomy
Despised . . discipline
Embraced . . authority
Disavowed . . abstinence
Loathed . . liberality
Ambivalence about . . hypothetical
Indifference to . . bold
Insistence upon . . evident
Aversion to . . dangerous
Predilection for . . atypical
Mortality . . phenomenon
Bereavement . . controversy
Genius . . enigma
Demise . . mystery
Death . . trial
A contemporary play written by a prolific playwright
A fable from a nonliterate society with which anthropologists are very familiar
A single text produced by a previously unknown society
A sitcom from the early days of television
A single myth from an ancient culture
By proposing an innovative strategy
By confirming the futility of such analysis
By describing a personal experience with the problem
By illustrating his point within a particular context
By documenting a traditional approach to the problem
A concerned parent
A bewildered visitor
A performance artist
An informed outsider
An indignant reader
A menu in a restaurant
The key or legend to a map
A department store directory
The outline of a term paper
An illustration of a fairytale
A fanciful story is most suitable for an audience of children.
A verbal exchange can establish a binding contract.
A person who behaves impulsively is most often sincere.
A shared task should be divided fairly between two people.
A painstaking plan may nonetheless fail to anticipate all problems.
Plan inadequately for their own needs
Postpone necessary work in favor of leisure
Depend heavily upon help from their close friends
Return repeatedly to their favorite places
Flee quickly from any laborious task
Foreshadows the arrival of a benevolent character from Tanaina folklore
Suggests an alarming alternative to crossing the river
Marks the boundary of the beaver’s natural surroundings
Explains the porcupine woman’s fear of unfamiliar territory
Poses a new peril for the porcupine woman
Social position and her private feelings
Physical wealth and her moral poverty
Hostile action and her ultimate gratitude
Original goal and her actual situation
Grandiose ambition and her real needs
An example of traditional practices
An outline for social behavior
A warning about ill-conceived assent
A criticism of obsolete customs
A parody of actual situations
Excitement at an unexpected discovery
Admiration of the storyteller’s performance
Appreciation of the folktale as a means of communicating values
Enthusiasm for the Tanaina culture’s concept of legality
Enjoyment of the comical aspects of the folktale
Translating a literary text requires formal linguistic training.
Tales transmitted by a nonliterate society elude transcription in later eras.
Listening to a skilled storyteller is more instructive than entertaining.
Simple enjoyment of a tale is incompatible with scholarly analysis.
To read a text is not necessarily to understand it.