Simple, though interesting.
Thought provoking to didactic.
Full of action and follows specific patterns
Starts with fast moving action and conflicts are resolved with great deeds or acts of human kindness.
Characters are flat -usually very good or very bad with most characters exaggerated
Heroine or hero usually young.
Heroine is usually fair, kind, charitable and caring while hero is honourable, courageous and unselfish; both may have special powers and abilities.
Universal truths, lessons and values related to people, their actions, and/or materials or goods valued by group that tells tale
Tales tell what happens to those who do not obey the group's traditions.
Reflect human strength, frailties, weaknesses or imperfections
Give insights to belief, values or traditions
Good VS Evil