Uzbek Folktalemislabu Motifs and Applicability of Propp’s Functions
Fairy tales are very important for developing the worldview of children. In many cultures, they are used as an early method of teaching kids the difference between good and bad, courage and cowardice, love and hatred, and many other basic concepts a human must be able to differentiate. To examine the very essence of the Fairy Tale, its history, morphology, and structure, specialists have been trying to classify it in many different ways. However, modern scientists conclude that none of the existing methods of classification can be considered absolutely accurate. For instance, the approach offered Wundt supposes division of tails into 7 groups, but the definition of each group is vague and actual classification becomes a hard task, because a single fairy tale may possess characteristics intrinsic to several groups at once. The ten categories proposed by Volkov also do not stand up to criticism due to mix up arising, since one tale might contain elements allowing to attribute it to several categories at the same time. Aarne Thompson classification or Vladimir Propp s functions are also not exhaustive as some scholars note.
function, motif, fairy tale, classification
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Kadirova Nargiza Arifovna