 Whatis a possible link between these characters?
 Propp was a Russian scholar who analysed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their narrative ...
 Leads the narrative, is usually looking for something - a quest, or trying to solve something- a mystery. Does n...
 Has a conflict with the hero and tries to stop them from succeeding.Example:TheJokerfromBatman
 Givesthe hero something - a clue, a talisman, a special power - which helps them complete their quest. Example: Obi-...
 Is usually a prize or reward for the hero. If the hero is female, there can be a price but this is unusual.Example:Pri...
 Helps the hero, often acts as a sidekick Example: Donkey from Shrek
 Anauthority figure who offers a reward to the hero for completing their quest. That reward might be a prince, a princess...
 The false hero takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess.Example:PrinceCharmingfromShrek
Narrative theory propp[2]
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Narrative theory propp[2]

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  • 1.  Whatis a possible link between these characters?
  • 2.  Propp was a Russian scholar who analysed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their narrative elements. He concluded that all the characters could be resolved into 7 character types.
  • 3.  Leads the narrative, is usually looking for something - a quest, or trying to solve something- a mystery. Does not have to be male.Example:BatmanfromBatman
  • 4.  Has a conflict with the hero and tries to stop them from succeeding.Example:TheJokerfromBatman
  • 5.  Givesthe hero something - a clue, a talisman, a special power - which helps them complete their quest. Example: Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
  • 6.  Is usually a prize or reward for the hero. If the hero is female, there can be a price but this is unusual.Example:PrincessFiona fromShrek
  • 7.  Helps the hero, often acts as a sidekick Example: Donkey from Shrek
  • 8.  Anauthority figure who offers a reward to the hero for completing their quest. That reward might be a prince, a princess or in more modern narratives, a new car. Example: The Sultan from Aladdin
  • 9.  The false hero takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess.Example:PrinceCharmingfromShrek

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