Narrative structures in burmese folk tales is an important and useful reference for anyone working in the fields of narrative studies classification of tales folklore and oral storytelling. Folk tales of burma now known as myanmar have been preserved for centuries as part of a long folk tradition reflecting burmese humor romance and wisdom this book provides the first in depth overview of the narrative structures in burmese folk tales. Looking at the structure of one sample tale she finds a highly linear plot structure with a beginning that builds to a middle and then is resolved in the ending p 31 but this is surely what one expects in any narrative. Narrative structures in burmese folk tales is an important and useful reference for anyone working in the fields of narrative studies classification of tales folklore and oral storytelling. This article revisits a structure analysis of folktales using a myanmar burmese folktale as a tutor text it advocates an investigation of the relationship between form function and field of a tale and suggests a structural analysis as a means to gain insights into the cultural determination of the narrative motif and the social purpose of
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