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The history of Russia’s last Emperor has been and will remain an interesting one, for many the history of Anastasia Romanov is the most interesting because for a long time rumours and speculations of her survival flourished. The first chapter of this essay is an overview of Romanov history from 1901-2008, discussing life after Anastasia was born and until the imperial family’s murder and aftermath – including a brief summary of Anna Anderson involvement.
The second chapter discusses Vladimir Propp’s pioneering book Morphology of the Folktale and his system for writing fairytales. Propp’s functions and spheres of action will then, in the third chapter, be applied to the animated film Anastasia (1997) – a fairytale that blossomed from the actual mystery of an Emperor’s daughter. The third chapter also discusses whether and in what way the fairytale corresponds to the actual historical events. The fourth chapter gives us the conclusion.