Main piece:

There’s a hawaiian troll called Menehune. They’re knight soldiers, but they’re also small and tiny. They look like oompa loompa but they’re dangerous. They march in the night to check on things.


Background information (Why does the informant know or like this piece? Where or who did they learn it from? What does it mean to them?):

The informant learned about Menehune in her public elementary school in Hawaii. It is part of the material for the mandatory hawaiian culture class.


Context (When or where would this be performed? Under what circumstance?):

It is part of the Hawaiian culture that’s taught to kids who live in Hawaii.

Personal Analysis:

It’s ironic that these trolls are small but dangerous. The juxtaposition of these opposites is what makes these unique and unexpected. It seems like it was made for entertainment purposes and a story that has been passed down. It gives more life to Hawaii during the night.