Applying Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale to Nicholas Sparks’ “The Guardian” (77789)

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According to narratologists, Vladimir Propp’s “Morphology of the Folktale” is generally recognized as one of the most inspiring contributions to “the understanding of plot structure” (Sundari, 2014, p.1). Therefore, Propp’s theory was initially found to analyze Russian folktales. However, some researchers apply it to fairytales, such as Sundari (2014), who used it in “Sleeping Beauty," and Nursantia (2003), who used it in Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness." Salmah (2004) applied Propp's theory to Charles Dickens’s “Our Mutual Friend" in his thesis. Thus, the lack of using Propp's “Morphology of the Folktale” in novels in general and modern text in specific inspires the researcher to fulfill this gap in the study by using Propp's theory in the contemporary book, "The Guardian” by Nicholas Sparks (2003). This study tries to address the following research questions:
1. Is it possible to apply Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale (1927) to Nicholas Spark’s novel “The Guardian”?
2. What are the good and bad morals portrayed by the main characters in “The Guardian”?
3. How many features of Propp’s thirty-one features can be found in Nickola Spark’s “The Guardian”?

Doaa Aldihaymawee, Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University, Iraq
Yousif Ali Yousif Salman, Diyala University, Iraq

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Dr DOAA ALDIHAYMAWEE is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Islamic University of Najaf in Iraq

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00