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Tales of Enchanted Wives Sorcery in Russian Folktales
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Roles of Women in Folktales Women as prizes or rewards Role models for girls of marriageable age Women as wives and mothers, both good and bad Women as witches and “wise” women
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Baba Yaga Most often a wise woman and a witch Serves the role of tester/donor in the Russian wondertales Sometimes also a mother, usually of daughters but also of sons
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Enchanted or “Wise” Wives Wise women are not necessarily old women The nature of their enchantment: original form and the husband’s role The nature of their “wisdom” The nature and character of wise wives
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Introduction to the Russian Wondertale
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Three Types of Tales Cautionary tales Gender roles/models of behavior Tales of initiation
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Paradigm of the Wondertale Fundamentally a tale of transformation
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Unformatted text preview: Hero/ine sets out on a quest, which originates from the initial situation: a “lack” or a “villainy” • S/he must venture far away from home and undergo tests and trials, often against antagonists and adversaries • S/he may find assistance from “helpers” • S/he must overcome the “villainy” or satisfy the “lack” to achieve a happy ending Functions in Fairy Tales • Hero or heroine • Antagonist/Villain or The Sought-After (“A”/“a”) • Departure of hero/heroine • Donor who Tests Hero (“D”) • Test(s) and response (positive or negative) (“E”) • Magical Helper(s) (“F”) • Encounter with villain and his destruction or the discovery of what was sought (“H” “I” “K”) • Return of the hero/ine • Reward of the hero/ine (“W”)...
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