1. VLADIMIR PROPP’S CHARACTER THEORY
He noticed that many folk tales were similar in a variety of areas. He
identified a theory about characters and actions as narrative functions.
According the Propp, characters have a narrative function; they provide a
structure for the text.
2. THE HERO
› Embarks on a quest, seeks something.
› Saves the oppressed and brings down the villain.
› Commonly falls in love with the rescued.
6. THE FALSE HERO
› May appear good but has an ulterior motive, commonly to steal the love of the princess.
› Can attempt to take credit for the hero's actions.
› Can start out good but later betrays the hero.