The need for an intellectual and moral base, as the folktales of Juha, represents the ethical system that differentiates
between right and wrong.
The Discussion Points:
– Wise or fool?
– Why do we need Juha?
– The Arabic folklore & how it formed the heroic down to earth man.
Whenever the nature and structure of a religious authority becomes a subject that’s forgotten, the traditional story
and folktale takes place to compensate for the absence of an ethical system, that is especially justified because
religious authorities are well suited for being explained in terms of a charismatic, traditional character.
Taken in this light, Ethics defined as a code of thinking and behaviour governed by a combination of personal,
moral, legal, and social standards of what is right. Although the definition of "right" varies with situations and
cultures, its meaning in the context of a community intervention involves a number of guiding principles with
which what we see nowadays of people would probably agree on: to do no harm, or to Respect everyone’s human,
civil, and legal rights… etc
Since Juha conveys morals and societal values with very different voices. To limit him to the role of a fool would be
to do him an injustice.
Everywhere where Juha figures in local folklore, and as far back in history as the tales reveal, Juha’s stories embody
two other character types in addition to that of the fool, the trickster and the wise. The trickster proves wiser than
his interlocutors, despite his lack of formal education or status.
All in all, Whether Juha was a historical person or simply a mythical figure he has been of subject of some debate.

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