TITLE

Chapter VI: The Deception Motif

AUTHOR(S)
Huang, Lucia
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
American Young Adult Novels & Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs;1999, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter VI of the book "American Young Adult Novels and Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs" is presented. It examines the motif of deception in fairy tale stories. Fairy tales, or folk tales, are stories told by common folks, like peasants, fishermen, mothers and grandmothers. The storytellers were usually uneducated and their literacy was limited. Fairy tales illustrate the characters, customs and beliefs that the storytellers encounter every day. Therefore, the tricksters, among the kings, princes, or farmers, could easily become the heroes in many fairy tales. Examples of stories that illustrate the deception motif include "Cinderella," "The Brave Little Tailor" and "Puss in Boots."
ACCESSION #
19348909

 

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