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Digging into Propp’s Functions

One of the things I am really interested in stories is recognizing patterns and 'motifs'. Vlad√≠mir Propp, a scholar in Russian Folktales, had this awesome theory where he broke down Russian folktales into Proppian functions. Moreover, he also assigned roles (dramatis personae) in the stories and analyzed them in his book, Morphology of a Folktale¬†[1]. … Continue reading Digging into Propp’s Functions