TITLE

Chapter V: The Magic Motif

AUTHOR(S)
Huang, Lucia
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
American Young Adult Novels & Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs;1999, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter V of the book "American Young Adult Novels and Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs" is presented. It discusses the motif of magic in fairy tale stories. Magic is one characteristic that distinguishes the fairy tale from other literary genres. There are magic figures present in fairy tales. Magic power dominates many fairy tales. Two secondary motifs have been found among the selected novels: man-to-animal transformation and magic invisibility. Examples of such motif include "The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich," "Hans My Hedgehog" and "Eva."
ACCESSION #
19348908

 

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