Safron E. The image of troll in the scandinavian literary fairy tale // Studia Humanitatis Borealis. 2013. Vol. 1. № 1. P. 127‒130.



Issue № 1

PHILOLOGY

The image of troll in the scandinavian literary fairy tale

Safron
   Elena
PhD in Philology,
Senior lecturer,
Petrozavodsk State University, Faculty of Philology, Chair of Scandinavian Philology,
Petrozavodsk, 00inane@gmail.com
Ключевые слова:
troll
anthropomorphous
fairy tale
nature
man
substitution
Аннотация: This article is devoted to the analysis of evolutionary process of a folklore troll, which moves to the pages of the literary fairy tale. As a subject of study were chosen texts by E.Beskov, A.Valenberg, S. Lagerlyof . Comparison of folklore and literary fairy tales allows to say that the troll, becoming the author's character, gains bright anthropomorphous features. However, the humanifying often has negative character when this figure turns into the allegory of the dark side of human soul. Despite numerous attempts of the troll to get into the human world, all his efforts are doomed to failure. In turn, the person successfully seizes the territories of trolls by blowing up mountains and cutting down the woods.

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