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Folktales

Folktales

  • What is a folktale?

  • Characteristics of folktales

  • Types of folktales

  • Some well-known folktales


What is a folktale

What is a folktale?

story that began with oral storytelling

passed down through the ages

teaches a lesson

explains why things are as they are


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Folktales

  • What is a folktale?

  • Characteristics of folktales

  • Types of folktales

  • Some well-known folktales


Characteristics of folktales

Characteristics of Folktales

  • simple and straightforward

  • includes magic or supernatural powers

  • characters represent human qualities such as good, evil, wisdom, foolishness, laziness

  • problems and conflicts are clear

  • ending usually happy or satisfying

  • good usually rewarded, evil punished


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Folktales

  • What is a folktale?

  • Characteristics of folktales

  • Types of folktales

  • Some well-known folktales


Types of folktales

Types of Folktales

  • Trickster tales

  • Fables

  • Why “Pourquoi” stories

  • Fairytales


Trickster tales

Trickster Tales

  • One character (the protagonist or trickster) is clever and devious

  • causes problems for another

  • is usually unpunished

  • Different cultures have specific tricksters


Tricksters from different cultures

Tricksters from Different Cultures


Fables

Fables

  • Short stories

  • teach a lesson or moral

  • animal characters with human characteristics

  • stress themes such as: the value of cooperation, looking at problems from different viewpoints, rewards if being satisfied

  • some have several layers of meaning (Indian tales)

  • Morals are not stated directly

  • listener must find their own moral in the tale


Why porquoi stories

Why “Porquoi” Stories

  • Explain why something is as it is

  • Explain how things came to be

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Fairytales

Fairytales

  • Include good and bad characters

  • A hero or heroine

  • Magic or fantasy

  • Includes predictable beginnings and endings “Once upon a time” “Happily ever after”

  • Problem which is usually overcome through kindness, courage, intelligence


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Folktales

  • What is a folktale?

  • Types of folktales

  • Characteristics of folktales

  • Some well-known folktales


Well known folktales

Well-known Folktales

*Tortoise and the Hare

*The Three Little Pigs

*Cinderella

*Jack and the Beanstalk

*Bre’r Rabbit and Bre’r Fox

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