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it includes all forms of cultural learning passed on by word of mouth or personal example in any group -

folklore

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includes all the traditional forms of expression that circulate w/o the aid of books

folklore

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why is it difficult to define a genre that is originally oral?

because they circulated orally at the start, there are no exact & established versions, no identiable authors of titles

4

what is a tale type -

term to describe a basic story that is told in diff. ways in oral tradition

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How is a tale type defined?

a plot outline used to define a discrete tale type

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Why are fairy tales popular?

aesthetic appeal
speak to human heart

7

Will we ever be able to tell where fairy tales came from?

most likely evolved from a protypical form into their recognizeable form over 100 years

They could be the product of a single creative act by a storyteller, which was repeated by others

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Who first classified fairy tales by type ?

Johannes Bolte
George Polvika

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When did they classify fairy tales -

in the early 19th century

10

who wrote the types of the Folktale -

Anti Aarne
Stith Thompson

11

what are the 3 types of the folk narrative -

myths
legends
folktales

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What does it mean to take a comparative approach to defining fairy tales

allows us to differentiate folk fairy tales that are the original ones & which ones are duplicates from the traditinal favorites

13

what are the 5 essential qualitites of fairy tales ?

depict magical events as valid

incorporation of fantasy = import.

confronting/resolving a prob.

audience encouraged to identify w/ protagonist

happy ending

14

Conclusion of the LRH "The story of Grandmother?"

she lies, and escapes from the wolf

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Conclusion of the LRH "Perrault" -

wolf ate both granny AND the girl

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Conclusion of the LRH "Brothers Grimm" -

wolf ate little red cap

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Conclusion of the LRH "James Thurber" -

grandma AND the wolf died

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Conclusion of the LRH "Italo Calvino" -

Gate & river help girl escape

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Conclusion of the LRH "Roald Dahl" -

Little girl shoots wolf, makes fur coat

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what does the symbol of the wolf stand for -

man, "predator", charming

21

what does the symbol of rhe path stand for

morals, temptation

22

what does red symblize -

lust, death

23

what does flowers symbolize -

maturity
sexuality
purity

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what does "eat" stand for -

losing purity
intimacy

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what does woods symbolize -

danger
puberty
freedom