Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Energy, and Earth Science, ICEEES 2023, 30 October 2023, Pekanbaru, Indonesia

Research Article

From the Theft of Angel Shawl to Resistance Due to Breaking Taboos: Characteristics of Fairy Tales in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-10-2023.2343086,
        author={Hasina Fajrin R and Heksa Biopsi Puji Hastuti},
        title={From the Theft of Angel Shawl to Resistance Due to Breaking Taboos: Characteristics of Fairy Tales in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Energy, and Earth Science, ICEEES 2023, 30 October 2023, Pekanbaru, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEEES},
        year={2024},
        month={4},
        keywords={indonesian fairy tales angel shawl structural approach},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-10-2023.2343086}
    }
    
  • Hasina Fajrin R
    Heksa Biopsi Puji Hastuti
    Year: 2024
    From the Theft of Angel Shawl to Resistance Due to Breaking Taboos: Characteristics of Fairy Tales in Indonesia
    ICEEES
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-10-2023.2343086
Hasina Fajrin R1,*, Heksa Biopsi Puji Hastuti1
  • 1: National Research and Innovation Agency, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: hasina.fajrin.r@brin.go.id

Abstract

Indonesia has a significant level of diversity, with approximately 633 ethnicities and more than 700 local languages. Each ethnicity represents its locality. The writing discusses six stories to identify similarities that characterize fairy tales in Indonesia using structural approach. The beginning of the plot is started with the encounter between humans and angels. The story's conflict begins when the angelic shawl is stolen, leading to negotiation for mixing upper and lower worlds. The denouement is tinged with the human being's resistance after breaking the taboos. The solution can be resignation to accept fate or struggle by making any possible efforts to reunite with his wife, the angel. The six-fairy tales have similarities despite being born and living in different cultural societies.