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What Is A Folktale What Is A Folktale Presentation Transcript

  • What is a folktale? I need to know so I can write one!
  • What is a folktale?
    • ● A folktale is a story which began with oral storytelling
    • ● passed down through the ages
    • teaches a lesson
    • ● explains why things are as they are
  • Characteristics of Folktales
    • simple and straightforward
    • includes magic or supernatural powers
    • characters represent human qualities such as good, evil, wisdom, foolishness, laziness
    • problems and conflicts are clear
    • ending usually happy or satisfying
    • good usually rewarded, evil punished
  • Types of Folktales
    • Trickster tales
    • Fables
    • Why “Pourquoi” stories
    • Fairytales
  • Trickster Tales
    • One character (the protagonist or trickster) is clever and devious
    • causes problems for another
    • is usually unpunished
    • Different cultures have specific tricksters
  • Tricksters From Other Countries
  • Fables
    • Short stories
    • Teach a lesson or moral
    • Animal characters with human characteristics
    • Stress themes such as: the value of cooperation, looking at problems from different viewpoints
    • Some have several layers of meaning
    • Morals may not be stated directly
    • Listener must find their own moral in the tale
  • Why? Or Porquis? Stories
    • Explain why something is as it is
    • Explain how things came to be
  • Fairytales
    • Include good and bad characters
    • A hero or heroine
    • Magic or fantasy
    • Includes predictable beginnings and endings “Once upon a time” “Happily ever after”
    • Problem which is usually overcome through kindness, courage, or intelligence
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