عنوان مقاله [English]
Folk tales have always been explored in many ways. One of the viewpoints that can be explored in folk tales is the attention to cultural similarities and differences between folk tales in the two countries. Because folk tales show an unadorned picture of people's lives, these studies can reveal a profound understanding of the cultures of different ethnicities.
The structure and content of each story have its cultural components. In this research, the structure and content of folk tales of Iran and India have been studied using conventional qualitative content analysis method.This study is based on twenty stories (ten stories from each country) in elements such as plot, active characters, structure, subject, and theme. The result shows that despite many similarities, there are fundamental differences in the structure, characters and content of the two countries' tales that represent the different cultural origins of the two nations.
Keywords: Folk Stories, Structure, Content, Conventional Content Analysis, Indian Tales, Iranian Tales