The Fairytale and Plot Structure.

By: Murphy, Terence PatrickMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (225 p.)ISBN: 9781137547088Subject(s): Fairy tales -- History and criticism | Plots (Drama, novel, etc.) | Storytelling -- TechniqueGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Fairytale and Plot StructureDDC classification: 398.209 LOC classification: PN3437 -- .M87 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- List of Boxes -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author -- Note on the Selection of the Texts -- 1 The Origins of Plot Analysis -- 2 Character Theory: From Aristotle to the Cambridge Ritualists -- 3 Plot Structure: From Aristotle to the Cambridge Ritualists -- 4 From Veselovskian Motif to Proppian Function -- 5 A Proppian Analysis of Charles Perrault's Cinderella -- 6 False and Real Sequences in Ashputtel -- 7 The Robber Bridegroom: The Limits of Propp's Analysis -- 8 Fitcher's Bird: A Second Horrific Fairytale Genotype
9 The Frog Prince: The Doubled Pivotal Eighth Function -- 10 Beauty and the Beast: The Irresolute Nineteenth Plot Function -- 11 Puss-in-Boots: The Character of the Angelic Double -- 12 Tom-Tit-Tot: The Character of the Diabolic Double -- 13 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Hero's Journey -- 14 Little Red Riding Hood: The Defeat of the Heroine in the Struggle -- 15 The Story of the Three Bears: A Very Short Fairytale -- 16 Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The Formal Representation of The Fox and the Crow -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: This book offers a detailed exploration of the plot genotype, the functional structure behind the plots of classical fairy tales. By understanding how plot genotypes are used, the reader or creative writer will obtain a much better understanding of many other types of fiction, including short stories, dramatic texts and Hollywood screenplays.
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Boxes -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author -- Note on the Selection of the Texts -- 1 The Origins of Plot Analysis -- 2 Character Theory: From Aristotle to the Cambridge Ritualists -- 3 Plot Structure: From Aristotle to the Cambridge Ritualists -- 4 From Veselovskian Motif to Proppian Function -- 5 A Proppian Analysis of Charles Perrault's Cinderella -- 6 False and Real Sequences in Ashputtel -- 7 The Robber Bridegroom: The Limits of Propp's Analysis -- 8 Fitcher's Bird: A Second Horrific Fairytale Genotype

9 The Frog Prince: The Doubled Pivotal Eighth Function -- 10 Beauty and the Beast: The Irresolute Nineteenth Plot Function -- 11 Puss-in-Boots: The Character of the Angelic Double -- 12 Tom-Tit-Tot: The Character of the Diabolic Double -- 13 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Hero's Journey -- 14 Little Red Riding Hood: The Defeat of the Heroine in the Struggle -- 15 The Story of the Three Bears: A Very Short Fairytale -- 16 Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The Formal Representation of The Fox and the Crow -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

This book offers a detailed exploration of the plot genotype, the functional structure behind the plots of classical fairy tales. By understanding how plot genotypes are used, the reader or creative writer will obtain a much better understanding of many other types of fiction, including short stories, dramatic texts and Hollywood screenplays.

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Terence Patrick Murphy is Full Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the English Department at Yonsei University, South Korea. He was educated at the University of Toronto and Merton College, Oxford, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on the history of the little magazine in England. He has published essays in such journals as the Journal of Narrative Theory; Narrative; Language and Literature and Style. His major research interest is the stylistics of short fiction and the semiotics of film screenplays

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