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The Disturbing Tone of Rapunzel - The Disturbing Tone of Rapunzel The story of "Rapunzel" has been passed throughout generations in the form of a fairy tale. Typical fairy tales come to a resolution ending ‘happily ever after’. It seems that there is always a villain, always a hero, and some sort of a moral or lesson to be grasped from each story (Rhetoric 102K/L class discussion/lecture, January 18, 2001). Most of the traditional fairy tales involve a ‘damsel in distress’, in which she is happily rescued by a true love....   [tags: Grimm Rapunzel Essays] 772 words
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Religious Symbolism in Grimm's Rapunzel - Religious Symbolism in Grimm's Rapunzel   A fairy tale is seemingly a moral fiction, intended mainly for children. A lesson in critical analysis, however, strips this guise and reveals the naked truth beneath; fairy tales are actually vicious, logical and sexual stories wearing a mask of deceptively easy language and an apparent moral. Two 19th Century writers, the Grimm brothers, were masters at writing these exaggerated stories, bewitching young readers with their prose while padding their stories with allusion and reference: an example of which is "Rapunzel." Grimm's "Rapunzel" is packed with religious symbolism, which lends a new insight to the meaning of this classic story....   [tags: Grimm Rapunzel Essays] 723 words
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The Formalistic Approach to Hay's Rapunzel - The Formalistic Approach to Hay's Rapunzel Prayer has been always a symbol of faith, and even in modern poetry it is still used as a desperate cry to the One in Heaven. One of the great examples of this desperate cry would be Sara Henderson Hay's "Rapunzel".After reading her modern version, familiarity with Grimm's fairy tale "Rapunzel" will reveal a completely new interpretation. Sara Hay chooses Rapunzel's prayer to be in the sonnet structure. Sonnet, being a part of a lyric genre, represents the most personal and direct speaking manner....   [tags: Hay Rapunzel Essays] 834 words
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A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Rapunzel - A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Rapunzel      The familiar story of Rapunzel, as told by the brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, takes on new meaning with a psychoanalytic interpretation. It is a complex tale about desire, achievement, and loss. The trio of husband, wife, and witch function as the ego, id, and superego respectively to govern behavior regarding a beautiful object of desire, especially when a prince discovers this object. The story begins in a rural house where a man and woman live without children, near a walled garden tended by a frightening witch....   [tags: Hay Rapunzel Essays]
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Significant Images in the Grimms’ Version of Rapunzel” - Significant Images in the Grimms’ Version of “Rapunzel” “…the witch took her to the middle of the forest and shut her up in a tower that had neither stairs nor door, but only a little window at the very top.” (p. 74) A feeling of suspense is instilled just by reading this single line in “Rapunzel” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Elements evoking emotion in a story, such as suspense, increase the degree of entertainment thereby enhancing quality and enjoyment factors. This story is both superficially entertaining and subconsciously intriguing....   [tags: Grimm Rapunzel Essays]
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Rapunzel - Rapunzel I have always enjoyed this fairytale, about a young woman with exceptionally long hair who is kept prisoner in a tall tower by a sorceress. The Grim Bothers and Zelinky's version is very different from each other. Zelinsky retells the story in another way. He brings the story alive and I was able to experience in a whole new way. One thing for readers to remember is that many fairytales were originally for adults, so that is the why they may not always seem quite age appropriate. Zelinky's version relates that Rapunzel reveals that she has had a visitor in the tower when she asks the sorceress to help her with her dress for, "it is growing so tight around my waist, it does not want to fit me anymore." The sorceress discovering that Rapunzel is pregnant could be done in a more considerate way....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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The Consequence of Desire in Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s Rapunzel - The Consequence of Desire in Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s Rapunzel Historical scholars, patriots, and entertainers of an accidental nature: all have been used to describe Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the two German brothers who, in the 19th century, dedicated much of their lives to the collection and publication of folk-tales in an attempt to help define the cultural identity of their country. The entertainment value of this collection was probably not considered at the time of its origination, especially by the collectors themselves, whose main motivation was a sense of “nationalism and Romanticism” (Hallett, xvii)....   [tags: Grimm Brothers Rapunzel Essays]
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The Structure and Underlining Meanings of Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - The Structure and Underlining Meanings of Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm The story of Rapunzel, by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, has the same basic structure as all other fairy tales born from the oral tradition; what is commonly referred to as the opening, main part and ending, is the foundation of the tale. It is around this clearly defined three-part structure of the plot, that invisible layers of meaning exist – often very different for each reader. Between the clever design of the plot – which allows several stories to surface within a seeming individual tale – and multiple layers underneath the literal action, exists a limitless journey of personal exploration....   [tags: Grimm Brothers Fairytales Rapunzel Essays]
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Literary Analysis: The Fairy Tale "Rapunzel" - Over centuries, fairy tales were passed down by word of mouth to portray a story with a hidden meaning. As these fairy tales were passed on they traveled to different destinations and were modified to conform to other cultures. One example of this is the story of Grapnel. Most people are familiar with the Brothers Grimm version of Rapunzel; however, an earlier variant that comes from Italy was the forerunner to the Grimm version. The Italian version, Petrosinella, written by Giambattista Basile, is an example of how culture has an influence on literature....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1845 words
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Comparing the Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel and Disney's Rapunzel - Comparing the Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel and Disney's Rapunzel Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm also known as the Grimm brothers are historically known for their uniqueness both in their styles of writing and the exceptional illustrations of their works. Their age old literature has been told and retold with the essence of gothic architecture and contemporary children's stories for decades now. This essay will contrast the Grimm brothers story of Rapunzel and Disney's story of Rapunzel, it will also include comparing their illustrations with Molly Bang's theory....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Biblical Imagery in the Story of Rapunzel - Biblical Imagery in the Story of Rapunzel Ostensibly, the story of “Rapunzel” is the tale of a young girl, locked up in a tower by a wicked witch, the real concern of the story, however, being lust and the dangers it represents to girls as they enter the rites of passage of puberty. Symbolism pervades the story of “Rapunzel”, as in all fairy tales, giving rise to diverse interpretations. While a great deal of the symbolism is commonly found in fairy tales, the Grimm’s infuse the tale of “Rapunzel” with much from the biblical stories with which their audience would most likely be familiar....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Disney Princess Pictures: Chores, Mirrors, and Chameleons - ... In Snow White, the prince’s kiss awakens the princess from her deep sleep. Reversing the roles in Tangled, Rapenzel brings Eugene, her prince, back to life with a single tear. The two “awakening” scenes play as opposites of one another and emphasizes that the princess does not always need to be saved. Throughout the entirety of the film, Rapunzel is able to utilize her long hair as a whip, rope, and bungee to save Eugene and herself in various situations. Rapunzel as someone who doesn’t have much in her life, is able to strategically remain proactive, incorporate what she does have (hair), and be quick to think about her situations and surroundings....   [tags: Disney Analysis]
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Analysis of Archetypes - Analysis of Archetypes Once there was a woman who told a story. However, she had more than just an entertaining tale to tell. She chose common images that everyone would understand, and she wrapped her story around them, and in this way she was able to teach the people . . . The traditions of storytelling have long been used as a means to impart wisdom and life lessons to others. One of the most effective ways in which this is done is through the use of archetypes. While it is possible to look at these images in a general way, one may also focus an analysis on a single tale....   [tags: Fairytales Stories Essays] 1340 words
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Perrault's Puss in Boots - Perrault's Puss in Boots The myriad characters in every fairy tale each contribute a great deal to the plot structure, their slightest actions bringing forth a favourable or grievous outcome. The overall sense of a story lies almost entirely on what is included in their dialogue and descriptions. In comparing the well known Rapunzel, as told by the brothers Grimm, to a lesser known version Petrosinella, by Giambattista Basile, a reader can distinguish each as unique based on these elements. Further analysis reveals what all characters donate to create each storyline, as well as a pair of equally distinctive endings....   [tags: Perrault Puss Boots Essays]
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Once Upon a Time: The Work of The Brothers Grimm - ... This has carried over to modern literature, both in encouraging this conviction, following the structure or to dispel the belief. The time period heavily affected the Grimm’s structure and telling of their stories. The Grimm’s writing reflects the cultural, religious and historical events in their fairytales, as most notable authors do. The morals in the time that were based heavily in religion, and were written and told in order to instill these principles, such as the aforementioned patience, perseverance, and selflessness, which are strong catholic morals....   [tags: fairytales]
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Damsels In Address - Damsels in Address It is clearly evident that many fairy tales of childhood tend to shape the reader. Certain moral codes and ideals are tightly woven into the text of many fairy tales, promoting or denoting a character’s actions. In the Grimm’s fairy tales Cinderella, Brier Rose, and Rapunzel, the heroines of these tales exhibit strong behavioral codes, thus providing opportunity for the young female reader to relate to the damsel, or to model herself to behave in a similar fashion. In accordance with Marcia R....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tangled: The Intersection of Commerce, Gender, and Genre - ... Though Tangled arguably has been Disney Animation’s most recent step forward in taking a risk as Disney spent over $260 million in production and marketing costs and tried to make it apply to everyone, it nevertheless also kept the general backbone of the earlier models rather than venture off into unknown territory. - brought in new team from Pixar, “When Will My Life Begin?” showcases the merger of the new and the old through its subject matter and function. It harkens back to the same “hopeful song” trope, whether it be for a man in “Someday my Prince Will come” in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves or a way of life in “Part of Your World” in The Little Mermaid....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Into the Woods - Into the Woods Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Cast of Characters Narrator.................. Tom Heintzelman Cinderella............... Mary Crowley Jack........................ Dale Mason Jack's Mother......... Lori Ann Fahnders Baker...................... Ed Macmurdo Baker's Wife.......... Cynda Wrightsman Cinderella's Stepmother.. Debbie Rudis Florinda................... Karee Prince Lucinda.................. Sara Sherrrow Cinderella's Father.. Gil Opferman Littler Red Ridinghood......   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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Issues of Family in Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine - Issues of Family in Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine For most people family is one of the most important parts of life. For they are the people who raised you and taught you things needed in life. For most of us we have a connection with are family that is unparallel in life, which is the reason for are undying love. At times though there is a point at which we take are family for granted like they will always be around. Parents might do things that are not agreed upon by the children, yet the parent thinks it is in the child's best interest....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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It Feels Miserable Without You…Almost Like Having You Here - ... Often times the everyday life of people will become more of a routine and less enjoyable and spontaneous; by using exaggeration for a work of satire it allows a sense of entertainment to take the place of the somewhat boring life of an adult. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, exaggeration is brought into play as one of the characters states, “. . . in a year or two when the war’s over they'll be traveling to Mars and back . . .” (Golding 84). Mars is seen as a nearly impossible destination to make, and by exaggerating the capabilities of humans it teaches us that we can’t make everything come about, no matter how intelligent we think we are....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Difference between Quests Doen by Female and Male Heroes - Heroic fantasies are most often structured around the hero's or heroine's quest. This frequently turns out to be a quest for identity, although the hero or heroine usually does not realize this at first. "The journey of the upper-class white male is identified as the generic type for the normal human condition; and other members of society - racial minorities, the poor and women - are seen as secondary characters (Pearson 4)." "In the traditional, the quest hero is assumed to be a male who is separated from his known world, is initiated into a new consciousness, and then returns to his community (Russell 197)." However, when the hero of a story is a woman, her quest is essentially different from the male pattern....   [tags: American Literature] 801 words
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The Influences of the Brothers Grimm - "The Brothers Grimm were academics best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales, which became massively popular." (Zipes p. 7) "Born in Hanau, Germany, a year apart, with Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm born the oldest, on January 4, 1985, and Wilhelm Karl Grimm on February 24, 1786. Their family consisted of nine other siblings, six of which survived infancy, and their parents." (Zipes p. 9) Their early childhood was described as "idyllic" with them living in a beautiful countryside home while their father, Philip Wilhelm, was employed by the Prince of Hessen....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Gender Issues within Fairy Tales - Gender Issues within Fairy Tales   Why is it that in a time when women were considered an inferior gender, they would become the main characters in fairy tales. One reason could be that fairy tales are one of the few genres created by women. The fairy tale originates in the seventeenth century when aristocratic women would gather in salons and play a game of who could make up the best story. This gave women a chance "to demonstrate their intelligence and education," and "to picture themselves, social manners, and relations in a manner that represented their interests" (Zipes 20)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Taxi Driver, Directed by Martin Scorsese - “Taxi Driver” New York City that is depicted in Taxi Driver seems to be too real to be true. It is a place where violence runs rampant, drugs are cheap, and sex is easy. This world may be all too familiar to many that live in major metropolitan areas. But, in the film there is something interesting, and vibrant about the streets that Travis Bickle drives alone, despite the amount of danger and turmoil that overshadows everything in the nights of the city. In the film “Taxi Driver” director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader find and express a trial that many people face, the search for belonging and acceptance....   [tags: Film Films Movies Movie Taxi Driver] 1070 words
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Grimm's Fairy Tales - Grimm's Fairy Tales All over, the world children have grown up with the Grimm brothers' 'Nursery and Household Tales'. The 200 stories usually called 'Grimm's Fairy Tales', that have stories in them like 'Hansel and Gretel,' 'Rapunzel,' and 'Rumpelstiltskin,' have been translated into 70 languages. The Grimm brothers first collected these stories, though scholars have found that the brothers often made the tales as they thought were good before they published them. To the scholars of their time, the two brothers were most known as trained professors....   [tags: Papers] 558 words
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Bernard Mac Laverty’s Cal - In Bernard Mac Laverty’s novel Cal, the author sheds light on the conflict in Northern Ireland through a nineteen year old Catholic named Cal. This ideological war has devastating and detrimental effects on all involved especially Cal. Cal is a victim of this war as he is thrown into it and expected to react. As this violent war is surrounding Cal, he is also facing another type of conflict: an internal one. This internal conflict is a result of Cal’s psychological well being and results in self loathing and grueling emotional torment....   [tags: Laverty Cal] 1061 words
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Cisneros' The House on Mango Street - Sometimes in life, people wish for things they do not have. No matter how hard people wish on a star or on a candle, the wishes never seemed to be answered. Everyone has felt that bitter disappointment on Christmas morning when they finally realize that they were never going to be able to get what they wanted. This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among the kids growing up on Mango Street....   [tags: Cisneros House Mango Street] 984 words
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