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The underdog is certainly a cultural hero in America and will continue to be. We want to see the little guy, the oppressed, those without opportunity and those of lesser status make good. We believe in opportunity and fairness for all.


I love how you crafted this blog- this is great!

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Thanks for sharing, Gail! I especially liked the real story examples you gave--the Irish folktales sounded really interesting; I am going to check them out. This topic reminds me of the Biblical stories where ironically the younger brother gets a better share of the inheritance. In Jacob's case, he did it through trickery too. I agree that it's a common thread within humanity.

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This is a great blog post benefitted by the telling of your underdog tales from class. A truthful insight into our trickster friends. Thank you for blog.

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