TITLE

Chapter III: The Motif Of Unpromising Hero/Heroine

AUTHOR(S)
Huang, Lucia
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
American Young Adult Novels & Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs;1999, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter III of the book "American Young Adult Novels and Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs" is presented. It examines the motif of the unpromising hero or heroine in fairy tale stories. Fairy tale heroes and heroines are often the simpleton, the underestimated or neglected son or daughter, who appear to be inferior and less heroic. They are often ill-treated and ridiculed by other people because of their stupidity or filthiness. These heroes and heroines are transformed into heroic figures and triumph at the end of a story. Such a motif is found in Katherine Paterson's "Jacob Have I Loved" and Brock Cole's "The Goats."
ACCESSION #
19348906

 

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