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Folktales. What is a folktale? Characteristics of folktales Types of folktales Some well-known folktales. 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. Folktales. What is a folktale?

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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
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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