Fairy Tales of the World Brazil

Geography

-Physical features of the world and its atmosphere.

Brazil (Yellow)

Location

Brazil is located in South America and most of South America's eastern border with the Atlantic Ocean is Brazilian territory. It shares a border with every South American country except for Chile and Ecuador.

Thunderstorm over Brazil

Climate

Brazil mainly sits between the tropics and is hot most of the year. It rarely goes below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It has the largest rainforest in the world which is hot all year round and gets around 200-300 inches of rain each year.

Mt. Pao de Acucar

Physical Characteristics

Most of Brazil is rugged hills, yet only 4% of the country exceeds 3,000 ft high. Brazil has the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon. It also has one of the longest rivers in the world, also the Amazon. It has highlands, and it is the 5th largest nation in the world.

Pie chart

Population

Its population is made up of Africans, Natives, and European immigrants. Brazil also is the 5th largest nation in the world by population. Brazils population today is now over 200 million.

Culture

-The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

Carnival

Customs and Traditions

Brazil has huge carnivals every year in most of the major cities. The most famous one is the 4-day pre-Lenten carnival which is considered the country's greatest national holiday. The most popular sport is soccer, and it has a major impact on their society and economy too. Almost everyone in Brazil loves soccer.

Roman Catholic Church

Religions

Most Brazilians are Catholics, in fact 80% of them are. This is because when the Portuguese came to Brazil and colonized it, they converted everyone and made them follow the Roman Catholic Church. There are other branches of Christianity practiced and some traditional African religions that the slaves who brought over from Africa kept.

Amazon River

Language

Brazilians speak Portuguese because the Portuguese came over and many things including religion and language. Although the Brazilian language is a bit different and has a few different spellings and words added to it.

Feijoada completa

Food

The food has European, African, and Amerindian influences. It varies so greatly because of the country's mix of immigrants. The national dish of Brazil is the feijoada completa which is a mixture of up to 20 dried or salted meats.

The story of the yara

1904

Synopsis

The Story of the Yara is about a man named Alonzo who goes to the forest one night and the next day the girl he loves Julia want to marry him. They are together for some time and the man gets restless and decides to go to the forest. He goes to the forest and here's beautiful singing. He looks around but cannot find anyone. He tells his wife and she tells him never to go back to the forest again until they are married because it is the Yara who is causing the song. She gives him a magical shell with her voice in it to keep the Yara away. He keeps his promise for 3 nights but on the 4th night he goes back to the forest. He sees the Yara and when she comes close, he puts the magical shell to his ear and listens to Julia's voice. Then the Yara goes away.

Characteristics

Special Beginning: The special beginning is "there once lived." This almost tells nothing about the story. The only thing it tells you is the fact that the main character is living.

Good Character: A good character in the fairy tale was Julia because she gives Alonzo a "sea-shell shot with many colors, and sang a song softly into it" and this song keeps the Yara away.

Evil Character: An evil character was the Yara. She is a beautiful lady who lures men away with her beautiful voice and kills them. She is kind of like a siren.

Magic Use/Something Magical: A magical thing in this story was the sea-shell that Julia gives to Alonzo that allows him to hear her voice whenever he wants to. He also uses the shell to send the Yara away.

Problem/Solution: A problem in this fairy tale was the Yara trying to kill Alonzo. Alonzo overcomes this by getting the shell out of his pocket and "out of its arose the voice of Julia singing as she had sung when she gave him the shell." This song makes the Yara go away.

3s or 7s: There was a theme of 3s in this fairy tale. One example is when Julia makes Alonzo not go to the forest ever again until they are married. "For three nights Alonzo kept his word because he could not bear the tears with which he knew that Julia would greet him."

Connection to Brazil: It is most likely connected to Brazil because it depicts the man going to the forest all of the time which could represent the Amazon forest, and it also depicts the man getting into a river which could be the Amazon River.

Credits:

Created with images by juffi - "iguazu waterfall brazil" • Moyan_Brenn - "Forest" • surotez9 - "concept question mark abstract" • aitoff - "tunnel steps dark" • alles - "medal order honors" • takbggg - "Satan" • jin.thai - "17/365: i could be your magician" • missapplet - "rubix cube game" • cogdogblog - "A Magic Number" • LollyKnit - "Plank Trail" Lands and peoples. Danbury, CT: Scholastic Library Pub., 2005. Print. "Brazil." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 10 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Brazil/106094. Accessed 6 Apr. 2017. Meyer, Amelia. "Brazil.org.za." Brazil Culture. N.p., 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 09 Apr. 2017. Brazil. Image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. school.eb.com/levels/high/assembly/view/771. Accessed 6 Apr. 2017. Brazil, relief map. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 2 Mar 2017. quest.eb.com/search/132_1433469/1/132_1433469/cite. Accessed 9 Apr 2017. Thunderstorm over Brazil. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/132_1242254/1/132_1242254/cite. Accessed 9 Apr 2017. Aerial view of Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf mountain), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/151_2581559/1/151_2581559/cite. Accessed 10 Apr 2017. Illustration of chart on an isolated background. Clip Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/186_1624935/1/186_1624935/cite. Accessed 10 Apr 2017. BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO. CARNIVAL, TRADICAO. DRUMMERS IN COSTUME. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/300_1835335/1/300_1835335/cite. Accessed 10 Apr 2017. Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Roman Catholic church. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/167_4049813/1/167_4049813/cite. Accessed 10 Apr 2017. Amazon River. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/149_2044857/1/149_2044857/cite. Accessed 10 Apr 2017. Feijoada. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/118_820594/1/118_820594/cite. Accessed 10 Apr 2017.

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