• Jovanka Denkova Faculty of Philology, Goce Delchev University – Shtip
  • Natasa Dimitrova
Keywords: tale, wonderful, prose, folk story


The purpose of this paper is to describe, analyze and concretize the notion of a tale, as well as to separate the fantasy into certain literary works. We will carry out the analysis with the help of certain knowledge obtained and practiced in the scientific and research work of the past years, whereby the stories will be processed by our domestic authors, in particular, the analysis will concentrate on the tales from the domestic author Hristo Petreski and the selection of certain fantastic stories (tales) from the collected materials of the greatest Macedonian folklorist - Marko Cepenkov. Fairy tales are stories about incredible and magical happenings in which reality intertwines with the fantastic worlds. Everything is possible in fairy tales. Accordingly, fairy tales are similar to dreams. Cepenkov's works are something that he enriches the texture of folk literature, without losing the sense of existence in the world of the tale. He enjoys creating a character, with a measured rhythm, to affect the way he talks to him, to go back again and again until he receives that moment that breaks the situation with thought. Cepenkov reveals himself to the point where the story gives more opportunity to connect with everyday life and where through juicy humor one can follow and appreciate the actions of the characters.
In Petreski's tales, the complete description of the forests, storks along the road, landscapes, streets, parks ... everything happens in motion, and it is precisely the movement ahead. The whole action takes place while the family drives with his car in an unknown direction, or perhaps the final destination according to the oldest member would be the village of Baјkovo. The stories mostly have a happy ending, but here the end is missing and the author does not leave us thinking about our own thoughts motivated by the previously read text. There is no analysis of the names of the characters, as the inferior characters appear the stork, the dog ...
In the end, the impression that the fantasy in the work of Marko Cepenkov has found its way to transpose the folk into an artistic tale that attracts the attention of the modern child, awakens the fantasy, the realization of the desire to have a golden apple to find buried wealth, the desire to talk with dangerous animals and fish, to remove the danger from them, the desire to travel as an expression of childhood fantasy and finding beauty in the petty things. In this way, the tales of Cepenkov and Petreski convey the eternal message that the beauty of life is in small things.
The aim is to show that the contemporary Macedonian storytellers (especially those who write about the children) have established and maintain the connection with our folklore, reflecting our centuries-old identity.


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How to Cite
Denkova, J., & Dimitrova, N. (2018). CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF FAIRY-TALE ELEMENTS IN THE WORKS OF HRISTO PETRESKI AND MARKO CEPENKOV. Knowledge International Journal, 22(6), 1521 - 1527. Retrieved from