Folk tales combine the customs of the people's emotional, "deformation" Motif in the folk tale has a special cultural meaning. The author collected 318 Chinese around the "human variation" stories, classified according to the story plot . In the natural mythology "deformation" to show the process of our ancestors struggle against nature; figure of the legendary "deformed" scored a hero "sacrificing for the greater good" of the great sentiment; In helenahat legendary,"deformed" has cherish love for things ; in amazing story, treasure and magic can lead to "distortion" life story of "deformation" highlights the suffering of ordinary people and the steadfast love; fabled 's "deformation" is mostly punishment .
In the "human variation" story of narrative analysis, the most frequently mentioned in the story are a great hero that save society, as well as the misery suffered bullying characters, figure names and deformation often have a corresponding links, the plot can be divided into" extraordinary destiny "→" reality test "→" surreal ending. "The cause of the deformation can be classified as "defuse the crisis", "psychological expectations," "punitive deformation", "magic." Deformation mode is divided into "direct natural variation," changes in a short time,or as long as several years; " deformation by something" such as the use of treasures, clothes for deformation; while "continuous deformation" places snakeman story as a representative. Deformation of the environment as "cliff", "fire", "water", "lightning and storm", "tomb (soil)" have more description, cliff Contains natural worship and witchcraft culture, fire, water and earth are all considered "reborn," lightning then have the ability to punish.
"Human variation " story perform the pursuit of human meaning of life, express the indomitable spirit to natural and social protest, as well as gratitude for averthing, and the Taoist and Buddhist concepts indirectly influencing the deformation of folk tales. Deformation in "human variation" story has a special cultural meaning, fish, butterflies," dragon and phoenix match "are metaphors of love, trees, flowers, rainbow has a beautiful symbol. Stone represents reproductive and vows, birds cry expression masters of mind, the cuckoo has its special misery meaning.Style and customs over different terrain, affecting the meaning of dformation, for example, the story of herbs origin and Amah Rock legends mostly explanatory legends, Hmong tree worship, the birds worship influence selection of deformation in the story. In the story of human’s variation, whether it is the role of contrast, the rendering of the environment, the deduction of the episode, a symbol of deformed material, all express a "deformation" episode "non-volatility" in the story of human’s variation story. Description of the human subject, through the surreal "deformation" episode, expressed strong willpower, determination and pure value of the good and the beautiful.