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Hannan Merritt FSEM 058 Tales of the Village Idiot 9/10/07 “Peter and Fevroniia of Murom” is a story about the journeys of Prince Peter and his commoner wife turned into a Princess, Fevroniia. It has many folkloric motifs including magic, transformation, the Wise Maiden, the idea of good versus evil, and the testing of the hero. I will be discussing the motifs of the Wise Maiden, the testing of the hero and transformation and how these motifs are used to enhance the Christian ideals in the folktale. “Peter and Fevroniia of Murom” utilizes the “folkloric motif” of “the traditional mudraia devitsa (Wise Maiden)” (McKenzie 22) to make the story appeal to the Russian population as a whole (McKenzie 22) . Fevroniia and the Wise Maiden element can be linked to both pagan and Christian traditions. The pagan tradition would link Fevroniia to Mokosh the Mother God of paganism while Christianity would link Fevroniia to Mary the Mother of God. One of the reasons that this story may have gained so much currency
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course RUS FSEM taught by Professor Galloway during the Fall '08 term at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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