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Definitions of different folktales! enjoy them!! :)

Definitions of different folktales! enjoy them!! :)

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Folktales Folktales Presentation Transcript

  • Folktales
    • What is a folktale?
    • Characteristics of folktales
    • Types of folktales
    • Some well-known folktales
  • What is a folktale?
    • story that began with oral storytelling
    • passed down through the ages
    • teaches a lesson
    • explains why things are as they are
  • Folktales
    • What is a folktale?
    • Characteristics of folktales
    • Types of folktales
    • Some well-known folktales
  • 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
  • Folktales
    • What is a folktale?
    • Characteristics of folktales
    • Types of folktales
    • Some well-known folktales
  • 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 Different Cultures
  • 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, rewards if being satisfied
    • some have several layers of meaning (Indian tales)
    • Morals are not stated directly
    • listener must find their own moral in the tale
  • Why “Porquoi” Stories
    • Explain why something is as it is
    • Explain how things came to be
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  • 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, intelligence
  • Folktales
    • What is a folktale?
    • Types of folktales
    • Characteristics of folktales
    • Some well-known folktales
  • Well-known Folktales *Tortoise and the Hare *The Three Little Pigs *Cinderella *Jack and the Beanstalk *Bre’r Rabbit and Bre’r Fox End of Presentation