Functions of Character in Indonesian Folklore Princess of the Runaway Valley: A Study of Vladimir Propp Narrative Structure Theory
Keywords:Narrative Structure; Folklore; Princess of the Runaway Valley; Functions; Character
This study was conducted to document and preserve folklore entitled Princess of the Runaway Valley by unveiling 31 functions of Vladimir Propp narrative structure. This is a historical qualitative and content analysis study. The approach used was an objective one by using narratology structuralism study. In this study, the literary text became the focus of the study in which the researcher focused on the structure of a text. Based on the analysis result, there were only 24 of the 31 functions of character according to Vladimir Propp narrative structure. Therefore, the complexity of the story was not too high because it did not fulfill all functions required. The 7 functions that were absent in the story were absentation, villainy, donor, return, exposure, punishment, and wedding/throne ascession.