THE TRANSFORMATION MOTIFS IN THE FAIRY TALES COLLECTED FROM TUNCELI Cover Image

TUNCELİ MASALLARINDA ŞEKİL DEĞİŞTİRME MOTİFİ
THE TRANSFORMATION MOTIFS IN THE FAIRY TALES COLLECTED FROM TUNCELI

Author(s): Yılmaz KAVAL, Derya ÖZCAN
Subject(s): Cultural history, Turkish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Motif Halk Oyunları Eğitim ve Öğretim Vakfı
Keywords: Tunceli; tale; shapeshifting; punishment; reward;

Summary/Abstract: Tales, as part of the oral narrative tradition, are the oldest products that have reached the present day as a cultural heritage. The basic expectation of people on the tale type is based on extraordinary events. One of the most interesting ones of these extraordinary events seen in tales is that any tale heroes are transformed into other beings by shifting their shapes for various reasons. This transformation takes place sometimes with and sometimes without the will of the hero. In this type, shapeshifting is indeed used to rescue the hero who is in trouble and with reward and punishment functions, and it is seen that the shapeshifting is reversed except for punishment when these functions are completed.

  • Issue Year: 12/2019
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 317-329
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Turkish