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Tricky Tricksters

After reading Hyde's interpretation of the archetypal trickster character as seen in various cultural contexts I have decided to write my paper on Kingsolver's incorporation of the trickster character in the form of the coyote and the predator prey relationship that evolves between Deanna and the coyotes she is tracking. I think it will be interesting to determine who really acts as the dominant trickster, Deanna or the coyote clan, because both possess the qualities of trickster as Hyde describes the character. Also, I am curious as to why Kingsolver chose the coyote over the raven as the physical animal embodiment of the trickster in her novel. 

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