Reflection of Roles and Behavior of Male Characters that Appeared in Folk Tales, Laplae District , Uttaradit Province
This article aimed to examine the roles and behavior of male characters portrayed in the folktales of Laplae district, Uttaradit province. The data were taken from Uttaradit Rajabhat University Art and Culture Center’s collection of Uttaradit folktales, published in 1994, consisting of 68 stories. It categorized males character portrayed in folktales of Laplae district, Uttaradit province into 5 characters: the father, the hermits, the monk, the husband, and the son-in-law. Behaviors of male characters who explicitly exhibit their behaviors were categorized into 4 types: the lazy ones, the dishonest ones, the thieves, and the stingy ones. These roles and behaviors reflect the lifestyles, values, and beliefs held by people in that society.
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