Folklore: Preserving the Culture

859 WordsFeb 17, 20183 Pages
Folklore stands as symbol of the rich culture and history of every nation. It tells a story from the past that provides many advantages to those who tell and listen to it. The origin of the folklore is that it is being told directly by someone to the listener. But now, the story is available in written form to make it still maintained its sustainability (Simatupang, 2011). If we examine it closely related to what is consisted in our country Indonesia, it can be found that our country has variety of folklore. It is not surprising as our country has vast cultures from Sabang to Merauke. Every different background of culture will produce a different story of folklore. However, it all has a same pattern that is rich values and positive messages to learn. Folklore is an integral part of a community cultural development. It is almost certain that none of the community who do not have folklore, both in the form of legend, myth, or fable. According to (2013) Folklore is the story of the past that characterizes each nation which has culture, includes a wealth of diverse cultures and history of each nation. The diversity of local cultural heritage gives an opportunity to learn the local wisdom. The folklore will represent the cultural characteristic of the society. It will also visualize the condition and circumstances in the past. In addition, the folklore addresses the problems faced in the past which is the values could be absorb as the pieces of advice. In terms of
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