Presentation on theme: "« Wolves » in Ancient Times… …and now… by Laurie A She-wolf is said to have breast-fed Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. The wolf is also present."— Presentation transcript:
« Wolves » in Ancient Times… …and now… by Laurie A She-wolf is said to have breast-fed Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. The wolf is also present on many coats of arms: here it is represented in Albanys coats of arms. But we can also find it in Navarras coat of arms (Spain), Scotland, Denmark, Switzerland…
Wolves in literature The wolf is part of our imaginary world. Its the animal which has produced most myths and legends… Generations of story tellers have described its cruelty, its beauty, its shrewdness or its stupidity… All children know tales with wolves. Im going to present a few examples: Kolta, the grey wolf
Little Red Riding Hood In France « Little Red Riding Hood » in Germany
The three little pigs Wolff and the Queen of the wolves Rahan: Belestas treasure « I am the wolf »
Sylvain and Sylvette: an adventure that ends badly Brother Wolf The Three Wolves Stories with werewolves
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894) « Mr Seguins goat », by Alphonse Daudet, a French writer. He had warned her that there was a wolf on the mountain, but she disobeyed his orders…
He wrote 240 fables. E.g.: « the Wolf and the Dog » In this satire the wolf is presented as a lover of liberty. « The Wolf and the Calf » (1668): here, the moral of the story is that « the reason of the strongest is always the best » « the Wolf who became a Shepherd » « The wolf and the dog » « The wolf who became a shepherd » « The wolf and the stork » The wolf in the « Fables » of Jean de La Fontaine, a French satirist (17th Century).
Wolves in music, cartoons… Music written by Prokofiev, 1936 Tex Averys cartoons
…movies « Dances with Wolves », Kevin Costner, 1990 In this film, the wolves are symbolic for happy and free life.They are massacred like the Indians by the progress of civilization. It was written in 1906 by Jack London. Here, the wolf has an exceptional courage.
…advertisements … An advertisement for shortcake biscuits A German advertisement for down-hill or cross- country skiers and snowboarders to boast the quality of the equipment An advertisement for sunglasses. An advertisement for an overequipped car! There must be « a wolf » in it!
…on phone cards or on banknotes… Japanese phone cards.Many other countries have used the wolf…