The developmental phases of phases Turkish tale


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.3093-3096 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.017
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3093-3096
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Some of the fairy tales narrate the hero from birth to adulthood in a fantastic manner. They talk about the phases of life in an informal way both to the adult and to the child. In this study, the transition of the tale's hero to puberty is examined in t he fairy tale "Delibalta" with the support of psychosogical development theory of Erikson and Propp's examination of fairy tale character functions. As a result, it wat found out that Delibalta shows basic biological, psychological, social and cultural realities of humanbeings coded within the speech of symbols which demonstrate a charecteristic of fairy tale genre.