The Ugly Duckling

Andrine N. Pinderup, Burmaa Nyamaa & Wangeshi Makridis

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project lays focus on narratives with special emphasis on narrative analysis using structural and classical approaches. In the introduction of the approaches, we have explained various theories of narratives and genres, from which we have chosen two to base our project on. These are syntactic and semantic theories on one hand and the mimetic theory on the other. We base our project report on the short story genre with sub genres fairy tales and fables. For illustration, we use two stories, “The Ugly Duckling” by H.C. Andersen which we analyse structurally and “The Tall Blonde”, our own culturally influenced version of the fairy tale, using the classical approach. The discussion draws comparisons in the two stories, and our deductions are included in the conclusion.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2005
VejledereTeresa Harms


  • narrative theory
  • narratology
  • media