An Analytical Study of Motifs in Time Travel Historical Drama Buppesannivas in Relation to Cultural Capitals

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Patcharee Chuntong


This qualitative research article aims to study the motifs usage in time travel historical drama Buppesannivas. The researcher uses textual analysis to study the story in both the original novel version and the television drama version. Moreover, this paper uses semi-structure interview questions to collect data about significant motifs used in the story from the author. The researcher uses the triangulation method to increase the accuracy and validity of the results. The findings suggested that the time travel historical drama Buppesannivas consists of 3 types of motifs; Motifs of Character, Motifs of Object, and Motifs of Action. All motifs in this story could be divided into two groups which are 1) the absolute Thai cultural capital and 2) the combination of Thai and universal cultural capital. The results reflected that Thai cultural capitals were fluidly presented on the various kinds of entertainment media and could bring joy to Thai audiences effectively.


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Chuntong, P. (2021). An Analytical Study of Motifs in Time Travel Historical Drama Buppesannivas in Relation to Cultural Capitals. Journal of Human Sciences, 22(1), 9-26. Retrieved from
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