TITLE

Chapter IV: The Motif Of Abandoned Children

AUTHOR(S)
Huang, Lucia
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
American Young Adult Novels & Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs;1999, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter IV of the book "American Young Adult Novels and Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs" is presented. It discusses the motif of abandoned children in fairy tale stories. Almost every fairy tale family has problems. The family problems portrayed in the fairy tale are not merely based on the storytellers' imagination. The motif of child abandonment appears in folk tales all over the world. Poverty and lack of food are the more frequent reasons while fear of the fulfillment of a prophecy is next. The motif is found in Brock Cole's "The Goats" and Bruce Brooks' "The Moves Make the Man."
ACCESSION #
19348907

 

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