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The typology of backstory inter-character conflicts as a core action in the plot

Published Online: 21 Dec 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 11 (2019) - Issue 2 (December 2019)
Page range: 81 - 90
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Using material from classic fairy tales, the author defines three fundamental types of conflict between literary characters in the text model of the fairy-tale world: overt, covert and potential. Their attributes are evidenced and demonstrated via specific texts and their universal (transcultural) analogues are shown in the archnarratives, which go beyond the classic fairy tale genre. At the end of the interpretation, the author proposes a (hypo)thesis that the presented typology could be a starting point for creating a backstory of conflicts as an action-formative factor also in other art genres, and that it can be used as a source for a much broader and modern (and current in contemporary art) diapason of “dramatic” storylines.

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