Introduction to Mythology


Vladimir Propp (1895-1970)


Russian Formalist and Structuralist

Analyzed Basic Plot Elements of Folktales

Narrative Structures (31)

Character Types (7)

Research Focus - Russian Folktales

Principal Book: Morphology of the Folk Tale (1928)


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