A Functional Analysis of Charles Perrault’s Cinderella

  • Terence Patrick Murphy


As Vladimir Propp notes, “fairy tales possess a quite particular structure which is immediately felt and which determines their category, even though we may not be aware of it”.1 Nowadays, Propp is remembered principally because of his discovery of this plot structure. The way he made this discovery was by focusing his attention on the central importance of plot function.


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© Terence Murphy 2015

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  • Terence Patrick Murphy
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  1. 1.Yonsei UniversityKorea

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