Chapter VII: Conclusion

Huang, Lucia
January 1999
American Young Adult Novels & Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs;1999, p103
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Chapter VII of the book "American Young Adult Novels and Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs" is presented. It summarizes and concludes the book, American Young Adult Novels and Their European Fairy-Tale Motifs. In Chapter I, the purpose and design of the study are established and the terms of fairy-tale motif and young adult novel are defined. Chapter II focuses on the fairy-tale motif of the helper. Chapter III is devoted to the motif of unpromising heroes and heroines. The motif of abandoned children is discussed in Chapter IV. Chapter V is about the motif of magic. Finally, the deception motif is the focus in Chapter VI. In conclusion, the use of fairy-tale motifs to interpret young adult literature is a good way to start to teach literary criticism.


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