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A Study on Narrative Motif Classification Logic : Based on Doppelganger Motif

Yun Hye Young 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Motif is a theme that penetrate through a narrative and repeated in human life. A story contains this kind of motif is transformed and passed down to another story. Therefore motif is a source of narrative creation. For such a reason, many scholars tried to extract universal motives from stories and classify them. But these attempts have limit of classifying motives in parallel and doesn't have coherent logic. So this study proposes classification logic by using Levi-Strauss's binarity. Levi-Strauss explains a myth as derived story from theme of life and death that is primitive to human. These lasting motives contain binary tension that sustain themselves and go forward with a plot. The binary feature of motif could function as logic that explains relationship between similar motives.

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