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Lúdas Matyi is an epic poem written by the Hungarian poet Mihály Fazekas, based on a folk tale. The poem tells the story of a peasant boy, Matyi, trying to sell his geese at the country fair. The local lord Döbrögi claims the geese for himself, and when Matyi protests, the lord orders his soldiers to beat him up. Matyi swears Revenge: he will beat up Döbrögi three times. By using various disguises, he succeeds.

The poem was adapted to film a few times, including an Animated Adaptation by Hungarian cartoonist Attila Dargay in 1977. There is also a popular Audio Adaptation by György Schwajda.


The poem and the animated film provide examples of:

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