The central tale studied in Turandotas Sisters, first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests are examined to see what motifs from the tales are taken from reality, leaving the rest to be either fantasy motifs or stylistic traits. The central tale AT 851 is analysed in detail to exhibit its obligatory and optional elements, a wealth of possibilities that enables it to adapt to a range of moods and to express a variety of ideas.Chapter. 5. Riddle. Themes. In order to create a background of relevant traditional European-Middle Eastern written and oral literature against which to display the tale of the riddling princess, it was necessary in Chapters 2 and 4 to look at ... For instance, the cosmic riddles are cosmic in their answers, the monster riddles are monstrous in their questions, and those in the ... Archer Taylor was unable to complete the tale-riddle addendum he had planned for English Riddles from Oralanbsp;...
|Title||:||Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore)|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-02-11|