1. Absentation: A family member leaves home.
  2. Interdiction: He or she is given an ‘interdiction’ or warning.
  3. Violation: The interdiction is violated.
  4. Reconnaissance: The villain attempts to contact the hero and obtains information about the him/her…
  5. Delivery: …which he/she uses to trick him/her.
  6. Trickery: The victim is fooled… , who causes harm or injury
  7. Complicity: …and unwittingly helps his/her enemy…
  8. Villainy: …who causes harm or injury to a member of the family.
  9. Lack: One family member of a family lacks something or desires something.
  10. Mediation: Misfortune or lack is made known; hero is approached with a request or command; he is allowed to go or he is dispatched.
  11. Counteraction: The seeker agrees/decides upon counteraction.
  12. Donor Tests The Hero: The hero is tested, and receives a magical helper.
  13. Hero reacts by either passing or failing test.
  14. Provision of Magical Aid.
  15. Transference to another kingdom
  16. Struggle: Hero and villain join in direct combat.
  17. Branding: Hero is marked.
  18. Victory: Hero defeats villain.
  19. Initial Misfortune Remedied.
  20. Return of hero.
  21. Pursuit of hero.
  22. Rescue of hero.
  23. Unrecognized return of hero (either to home or to another kingdom).
  24. Unfounded claims are presented by a false hero.
  25. Difficult task is proposed to the hero.
  26. Solution: task is resolved.
  27. Recognition of hero.
  28. Exposure of false hero/villain.
  29. Transfiguration: The hero is given a new appearance.
  30. Punishment of villain.
  31. Wedding: Hero marries and ascends the horse.

Not every fairytale includes every plot point, but when they do, they appear in order.

– Propp’s fairy-tale “ur-plot”, from Catherine Orenstein’s Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked

For many examples of these functions in pop culture, see Propp’s Functions In Fairy-tales at TV Tropes.