Trickster in Renart tales and disintegration of the family unit: functionality and meanings
Kouacou, Jacques Raymond Koffi
Assistant Professor, Alassane Ouattara de Bouaké University, Côte d’Ivoire
Received: 21.1.2013 Accepted: 14.8.2013
Fox trickster’s building takes into account his connections with social realities of the society. Family cell must be taken into account in the definition of these behavioral mechanisms. Renart doesn’t consider the family ethic that recommends wife’s or husband’s respect and the importance of relationship. His connections are adversarial with the family whose actions tend to destroy. The present study aims to analyze the functioning of such a confrontation between Renart and family whose structure is a miniature representation and the denunciation discourse interest of the authors based rightly on human being behavior and on society.
Keywords: Trickster, fox folktales, family, relationship, destruction, denunciation