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1

What did Propp claim?

No matter how different the theme of a narrative may be, they usually have similar characters who do similar things usually fitting into 8 character roles. (May be a character in a story that may have more than one role)

2

What are the 8 character roles?

1) The Hero
2) The Villain
3) The Princess
4) Father of the Princess
5) The False Hero
6) The Helper
7) The Donor
8) The Dispatcher

3

What is the role of the hero?

Often the main character (protagonist).
Usually seek something/someone out in the story.
May be motivated by a lack of something (e.g. money).

4

What is the role of the villain?

He/she is directly opposite to the hero.
Evil character with evil plans.

5

What is the role of the princess?

Often a 'reward' for the hero.
May be object of villain's scheming.
Traditionally an attractive female - hero will find attractive.

6

What is the role of the father of the princess?

Character who rewards hero.

7

What is the role of the false hero?

Character who may at first appear good - but is evil.
May try to betray the good guys.

8

What is the role of the helper?

He/she helps the hero.

9

What is the role of the donor?

Provides object that helps the hero (or another character).
Often object has magical/powerful qualities, e.g. sword, car

10

What is the role of the dispatcher?

Sends the hero on their way with a problem to solve