Fairy tales in modern Greek literature (Master thesis)

Λιόντου, Αναστασία

Since antiquity, fairy tales have been given a prominent position in people’s lives, constituting an indispensable part of it. Fairy tales played an important role as the link between the family members during the cold winter nights in front of the fireplace. The magical, mesmerizing universe presented in fairy tales left no audience untouched. They could provide an escape from the harsh reality even momentarily. The very exact word “paramuthion” when translated means exhortation, encouragement and solace. The quintessential element of fairy tales, that is the happy ending, was able to offer hope and comfort for life itself to the audience. In this paper, I present and analyze the fairy tales and myths in the following literary works: GoutouGoupatou by Alexandros Papadiamantis, At Chatzifragko’s by Cosmas Politis and In the Flames by Dido Sotiriou. In the first part of this paper, which contains a theoretical analysis of the genre, I present the definition of the genre, the generic characteristics, and its origins. In the second part of the paper, following the brief presentation of the biographical information regarding the authors, I discuss the literary works as well as the fairy-tale and mythic elements found in them.
Alternative title / Subtitle: Α. Παπαδιαμάντης, Κ. Πολίτης, Δ. Σωτηρίου
A. Papadiamantis, C. Politis and P. Sotiriou
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών της Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Νηπιαγωγών
Subject classification: Παραμύθια
Keywords: Παραμύθι,Χαρακτηριστικά,Μυθολογία,Νεοελληνική λογοτεχνία,Fairy tales,Mythology,Modern Greek literature,Genre analysis
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/28101
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