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Structural Classification as Preservation Means of Malaysian Folktales

Table 1:

Formal Feature Explanation
Belief The folktale must be a fiction and never occurred in the past.
Time There is no indication of the specific timeline in the folktale
Place There is no evidence of the specific location in the folktales or if it is indicated, the location must be a true fiction.
Attitude The folktale must be devoid of any sacred motifs and serves to impart entertainment and moral value only.
Principal Character The main characters in the folktale must be in the shape of human or non-human which both can be in various façade.
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