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Rules of Propp’s Functions
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Rules of Functions Functions of characters serve as stable, constant elements in a tale, independent of how and by whom they are fulfilled. The number of functions known to the fairytale is limited. The sequence of events has its own laws and is strictly uniform.
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It is the function , more than which character carries it out, that is important. However, by tradition certain characters are more likely to be found carrying out specific functions: Prince Ivan; Baba Yaga; Koschei the Immortal, etc.
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Functions generally follow one another in direct succession, although there can be
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Unformatted text preview: moves in a story, and even inversion of functions. Any tale elements can accumulate action and can even evolve into an independent story; however, the tale can only generate forms that resemble itself. The Study of Fairy Tales Why Tell Tales? Mode of escapism Pragmatic function Wish fulfillment Reflection/preservation of a culture How Can We Study Them? Why is it so difficult to study fairy tales? How do folkloric fairy tales differ from literary fictions? Literary fairy tales vs. folkloric fairy tales...
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