Fatherly Advice, A Fairytale from the Badia of Jordan: An analysis Using Propp’s Model

Abdulateef Almarayeh, Mamdouh Ayed Alenazy


This study aims at investigating the Jordanian Bedouin folklore “Fatherly Advice”, as the first of its kind regarding the Bedouin tales, to reveal its constructive elements narratively. Propp’s narrative model is employed as a theoretical framework qualitatively study and a descriptive method application. The chosen tale has some of the constructive elements presented by Propp. The chosen tale has 19 of the constructive elements presented by Propp. However, these functions do not preserve the same order as suggested by Propp. This local class tale deals with ethics, morality, and wisdom. The research paper will be valuable for prospective researchers who wish to conduct research on cultural folklores in the context of the Jordanian Badia or any other similar contexts.


Bedouin, Propp’s Model, Narrative Elements, Folklores, Fairytale, Arabic, Jordan

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