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A Feminist View Of Rapunzel

- A Feminist’s View of “Rapunzel” The Grimm Brothers’ “Rapunzel” encourages women to subscribe to domestic roles. Through the tales of various female characters, “Rapunzel” teaches women to embrace their domesticity even at the risk and disadvantage of such a single-faceted lifestyle. The first female character is Rapunzel’s biological mother, who embodies the domestic women by relying on her husband and never leaving her house. Her husband encounters the enchantress in her own garden, who, though supernatural, cannot expand beyond the domestic realm....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Rapunzel]

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The Difference Between Tangled and Rapunzel The Short Story

- Tangled In many fairy tales, there is always a damsel in distress that is beautiful and the male character always falls in love with her. In Rapunzel the short story, Rapunzel is put into a tower and lives there most of her young life by her ‘mother’ before her prince comes to recuse her. The difference between Tangled and Rapunzel the short story is that, Rapunzel is the princess and her prince is actually a thief, which ends up falling in love with her. Tangled illustrates how a naïve and beautiful heroine, evil mother figure, and a shallow egotistical hero can make a fairy tale story end with love and marriage....   [tags: Film Analysis, Rapunzel]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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: Brothers Grimm 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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The Representation of Rapunzel on Women's Role

- Do I need help anymore. Throughout most of history, women were seen as inferior to men. Men were viewed as more capable and smarter than women: men worked while women stayed at home; men were given control of the household and their wives, and men obtained education while women learned how to do household chores at home. Many of these inequalities were displayed in early literature, such as Andromeda and the Sea Monster and “Rapunzel”, where women, dubbed Damsels in Distress, either made unintelligent blunders or were captured by some evil or supreme force and put into a dire predicament....   [tags: damsel in distress, andromeda, sea monster]

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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 ]

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How Rapunzel Relates to Child Development

- Tangled is a fascinating childhood movie about a teenage girl named Rapunzel, who has been trapped inside the tower of a castle her whole life. She was dying to experience the outside world, and isn’t going to let anyone or anything stop her. Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel, but this paper will give you a better overview of how it relates to child development. This childhood movie relates to child development in the fact that she is cut off from socialization, and she is very unsocial and oblivious to the world outside of the tower she has been trapped in....   [tags: genie feral child, tangled, unsocial]

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The Tale Of Rapunzel By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... . And then one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald 189). Perhaps The Great Gatsby’s most distinguished quote, the mellifluous flow between the words, and sense of longing that Fitzgerald conveys are all trademarks of his work. In an era where the typical young adult reads simple and empty books written purely for ephemeral entertainment to make a quick dollar, Fitzgerald’s eloquent and thought provoking works serve as a breath of fresh air to readers....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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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The Cause and Effect in Rapunzel the Grimm´s Fairy Tales

- In the story Rapunzel, by Grimms’ Fairy Tales, many events lead up to the tragic, yet happy, ending. The wife, who had a baby on the way, craved some of the enchantress’s herbs to eat. Every day, her craving got stronger until she could not take it anymore, and sent her husband over to steal some. The enchantress noticed the husband and got very angry. She decided to be nice and make a deal with the husband. The enchantress would spare his life if the child that his wife bare would be given to her....   [tags: desire, love, angry, entantress]

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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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Comparing Two Fascinating Childhood Movies, Tangled and Rapunzel

- ... Genie experienced severe neglect, abuse, and malnutrition. Genie was strapped to a chair for a majority of the time, which made it very hard for her to develop normally. When she was found, she barely knew how to talk, but she could speak a few words. Rapunzel being in the same environment minus the abuse, didn’t develop any of the problems that Genie did except being hidden from the world making it very hard to develop social skills. Class applies with nature and nurture getting involved in each of these situations, without proper social interaction or social experiences the girls tend to lack the skills needed to attain a normal life quickly or for Genie ever....   [tags: society, neglect, genie]

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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 wa...   [tags: Papers]

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Advertisement Analysis: A Soft Sell Advertisement

- Appealing to the audience The way that this advertisement is presented, it would be considered a soft sell. First off one idea behind a soft sell is that the brand is already established, and believe me Disney is already a well established company. There is so much happiness and positivity that is associated with Disney. It has been around for a long time and has grown exponentially world wide. Second the picture focuses mainly on the image of popular singer Taylor Swift, but she isn't just ordinary Taylor Swift....   [tags: audience, disney, rapunzel]

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Analysis and Description of Fairy Tales

- Beauty and the Beast was published a little after the 17th century. As said, the feudal system slowly disappeared when trade became a more important factor. This is why the social status of the family could change so dramatically, from rich to bankrupt, which was not common when the feudal system was at its peak. As in most fairy tales, Beauty was the youngest, more beautiful and better than her sisters. Immediately after that is mentioned, you are told that the sisters have “a great deal of pride,” so it is evident that that is a bad characteristic....   [tags: beauty, beast, cinderella, rapunzel]

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The Movie Tangled, By Walt Disney Pictures

- ... After she has a final confrontation with Mother Gothel, she decides that she will not, in fact, be returning. Towards the end of the movie, she agrees to go back on the condition that she be allowed to save Flynn, whom Mother Gothel has mortally wounded. Rapunzel fell in love with Flynn and decided that her freedom meant nothing if he was dead. Flynn Ryder had other ideas about how Rapunzel was to spend the rest of her life. He cut her hair while she was trying to save him, which in turn made the hair lose its magical properties....   [tags: Anxiety, Psychology, Erik Erikson, Neuroticism]

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Disney Princess Pictures: Chores, Mirrors, and Chameleons

- Disney Princess Pictures: Chores, Mirrors, and Chameleons At the start of Walt Disney Pictures’ Tangled, a title card cataloging the feature as Walt Disney Animation Studio’s 50th Animated Motion Picture appeared. The studio’s first animated motion picture, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, premiered to audiences in 1937. Over this 73 year gap and 50-movie timeline, how has the Disney animated motion picture changed, or even so, not changed at all. Both features follow the tale of their respective heroine, Snow White in Snow White, and Rapunzel in Tangled....   [tags: Disney Analysis]

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Sexual Inequality in Disney Movies

- We live in a world that is surrounded with beauty. Amazing skyscrapers, tall, strong buildings. A world that is now equal in all aspects in life, racially, sexually, physically. However, it can be said that this is not the case in the media. Beautiful women were portrayed weak while hideous women were characterized as evil. This essay will explore the sexual inequality in the disney movies Little Mermaid, Tangled and Cinderella . Little Mermaid, a disney filmed created in the 1950’s. A story based upon a mermaid princes who dreams to be a part of the human society....   [tags: pretty, weak, villians, hideous]

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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]

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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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The Shelley 's Frankenstein - Retelling The Mold

- ... During the song Children Will Listen this reality is referenced in the lines “Careful the spell you cast not just on children. Sometimes a spell may last past what you can see and turn against you. Careful the tale you tell that is the spell, Children will listen.” What one does, if even for the right reasons, may result in a child who feels unwarranted supervision. These conditions can create feelings of isolation, which make Rapunzel grow up with confusion and later animosity as her world instantly goes from sheltered to agitatedly aware of what she has missed when asked to marry by a Prince taken with her silky flaxen hair....   [tags: Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Magic, Dimension]

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Stories of the Brothers Grimm

- Every girl has at one time wanted to be a princess. We held this belief because of the stories we were told as young girls. The stories we heard in which poor peasant girls could become princesses through perseverance, patience, beauty or wit. These stories were introduced to us under the guise of fairytales, which, for many of us are synonymous with the name Grimm, although several of our favorite fairytales are by other authors. Even if you don’t know the name Grimm, you know at least one story by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm....   [tags: fairytales]

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I Were My New Dream / And You Were Mine

- ... Furthermore, it draws on our emotions. We look at things the way she does. It also foreshadows the way Rapunzel views love. Just like the lantern it is foreign but draws out her curiosity. Love is as beautiful a sight as the lantern and maybe even more beautiful. Four seconds later the director uses the infamous point of view shot. It show us what Rapunzel is looking at. It follows her eyesight. It shows us what the main character is so fascinated and excited by. It draws out a sense of excitement in us because when we watch a movie we cant help but feel what the character does....   [tags: Film techniques, Film editing, Tracking shot, Love]

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Analysis of Tennyson´s Lady of Shalot

- Tennyson’s Lady of Shalot is the story of a women living in a tower, cursed to never leave her tower and look down on the outside world. It is almost like Rapunzel, a girl locked away in her tower, separated from the outside world by a curse or a wicked witch, until a handsome young knight stumbles by her tower, changing her life forever. Depending on which version of Rapunzel you read however, it has a much happier ending than Tennyson’s work. Whereas Rapunzel leaves her tower under duress, she eventually ends up with the prince and lives happily ever after....   [tags: death, fate, choices, identifer]

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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

- In the 2010 film Tangled, a modern retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ story Rapunzel, Rapunzel pursues her dream of seeing the floating lights away from her hidden tower and escaping from her “evil mother” Gothel with the help of a young thief named Flynn Ryder. The film manages to navigate the tension between the traditional fairy-tale storytelling archetypes of the early Disney princess movie-musicals and a modern reinvention of these stereotypes in order to create a harmonious blend between the two....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Fairy Tales Adapt to Culture

- There are almost innumerable ways to examine culture and cultural change. Perhaps one of the most interesting of these studies is determining the cultural influence on literature. This specific type of study can be valuable when looking at all types of literature, but a specific branch of literature, fairy tales, offers an intriguing outlook. Fairy tales are some of the oldest stories in literary text; in this scenario the question becomes the following: How and to what extent does the given cultural situation affect the status of fairy tales in that time....   [tags: Cultural Influence, Literature, Cultural Change]

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Media and the Antifeminist Agenda

- ... Merida’s coming of age brings forth the inevitable adult duties that she must assume as a woman. Through the context of the film, marriage is a tradition, intended to keep the peace among clans with a history of warfare, and therefore its Merida’s duty to maintain amity among these groups; a theme that is not at all to different from modern day society, were marriage is used as means to build bridges or insure economic/financial stability. “A princess doesn’t raise her voice; she is cautious, clean” and above all, strives for perfection.” (Brave....   [tags: media, cinemias, pixar, disney]

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Grimm's Fairy Tales

- I chose to research the genre of fairy tales, specifically the ones written and told by the Grimm brothers. Fairy tales took shape in sixteenth century Italy as literature for adults. They are known to be children’s stories about magical and imaginary beings in wonderful lands. They can also be described as a fabricated story, especially one intended to deceive the mind. It typically features European fantasy characters. The characters may be distinguished from other folk tales such as legends....   [tags: The Grimm Brothers]

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Grimm's Fairytales

- Introduction: Grimm Fairy Tales is a popular genre to children and society. The stories and remakes of the fairy tales are the basis of the original. Grimm Fairy tales include Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel and many others. The story usually includes a curse, a fairy or magic, a prince saving the princess and a moral. Fairy tales have a huge impact on pop culture and how children and young adults perceive reality and love. For English class, we are presenting a research paper based on fairy tales, folktales, or fables....   [tags: The Brothers Grimm]

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It Feels Miserable Without You…Almost Like Having You Here

- Satire. A trend of the ancient times, following America like a lost a puppy. But where did it come from. Why did it get started. To answer these questions take a look at satirical historians. They believe the starting point of satire most likely goes back to many ancient ethnic groups who used it in rituals. The people believed that their words were just as powerful as their swords, making satire a thing to be feared. In fact, satire was so extremely feared among the ethnic groups and the people that if someone was found using it, they would be put to death by fire (Roman)....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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I Can Tell You What to Teach

- I Can Tell You What to Teach. Oh my, this is my chance. I can finally tell a teacher what to teach, and you may or may not listen. I have to make this good; really good. I enjoyed the Strange and Mysterious unit a lot. Learned about strange and creepy stories and how difficult it is to put those stories into motion pictures. Now for next year, when a new set of students come in and they are just as eager to start this unit, I have a great set of authors who should be your top pick for your new minions to read about and learn more about their history; R.L Stine, The Brothers Grimm, and my absolutely best pick, Patrick Carman....   [tags: Patrick Carman, Brothers Grimm]

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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: Free Essays]

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Jealousy in Villains of Different Works

- Jealousy, it is what gets the best and, of course, the worst of people. Iago in Shakespeare's play "Othello" is one of the worst villains out there. Other villains, such as Scar in Disney's "The Lion King", Jafar in Disney's "Aladdin", and Mother Gothel from Disney's "Tangled" have closely related motives and jealous personalities. All four betray and kill for reasons they believe are going to further the lives they intend to lead after their master plans. The stem of the jealousy roots from never having enough power and feeling inferior....   [tags: Othello, Scar, Gothel]

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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]

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The Importance of Fairytales

- Introduction: I chose to research the genre of fairytales because the genre retold by Grimm’s caught my attention. Fairytales in modern day usually have a happy ending after the good versus evil concept. Rapunzel specifically, isn’t told in its original form.Theres much more darkness and even though happily ever after is in play, not all fairytales end that way. Fairytales have much more depth than people realize in modern day. It portrays the real struggles we face growing up. In Rapunzel, her mother gave her away and she was raised by an enchantress who locked her away....   [tags: literary analysis, child's need for magic]

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales

- Introduction: Fairy Tales impact not only the lives of adults but also the decision making process for children. Children’s sense of justice begins at a young age, when they are greatly influenced by their environment. Listening, and interacting with their parental figures changes their perspective on practically everything. When a child is read a fairy tale, he/she is encouraged to do the right thing, and is rewarded in the end while the evil is defeated. I’ve chosen to do my paper on Fairy Tales to enlighten others of the significance it plays in a child’s life....   [tags: literary analysis, bruno bettleheim]

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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...   [tags: American Literature]

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Comparing The Novel ' Sleeping Beauty ' And ' The Beauty Sleeping Of The Wood '

- For centuries, fairy tales have been passed down from generation to generation. Stories that told morals and lessons, princes rescuing the damsel in distress, magic, created imagination, and good versus evil. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid all have these five characteristics in their own personal stories, but are just told differently. In Sleeping Beauty, which the earliest known version was first composed around 1330 and 1344 and first printed in 1528, a beautiful princess has a curse put on her and only a prince can break the spell....   [tags: Fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, Brothers Grimm]

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Donald Barthelem's Snow White and Jorge Luis Borges' The Garden of the Forking Paths

- I believe the use and mention of metaphysics in Jorge Borges The garden of the forking paths and Donald Barthelme’s Snow White is to point out the similarities between metaphysics and metafiction. I believe both authors incorporated metaphysics to draw parallels with making reflections on the mechanics of making and comparing literature, and how we perceive and reflect upon the nature of reality. I believe literature can be interpreted just as any object in the real world, and it is dynamic and changing according to interpretations....   [tags: reading reflections]

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Sociolinguistics and Fairy Tales; An Integrated Approach to Adult ESL Classroom Practice

- Rationale The purpose of this study is to consider the current materials adult ESL students’ use and incorporate authentic material (through the use of fairy tales) as a way of helping adult learners achieve proficiency in second language through a mock prospectus. This study investigates the sociolinguistic, sociocultural and psychological features found in fairy tales, including Grimm’s tales, and the potential of using modern fairy tales as practice material for ESL learners. It explores various dimensions of fairy tales and demonstrates how they can be used as content to instruct and provide language practice to ESL learners....   [tags: English, Second lLanguage, Teaching, Education]

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Literature and Fairy Tales Are an Important Part of Society

- Literature has always been a part of society. Some are deemed superior to others and have unique, artistic merit. Some are read as adolescents. A large portion of literature for growing children is fairy tales. Modern fairy tales are about Alice falling down a rabbit hole, into Wonderland, or Dorothy traveling to Oz. The old classics are Cinderella and her glass slipper, or the adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland. These are stories that are suppose to teach younger to be good when they grow up....   [tags: teaching, pretend, develop]

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Overview and Moral of Into the Woods: Play Analysis

- In society there is a longing for a story to have a nice and neat happy ending. Broadway and the theater originally would give this to their audience, especially in America. Give the audience what the want. They want happy endings that mirror their own values and interpretations of how the world should be and at the end of it should be, “and they all lived happily ever after.” The fairy tale ending is something society hopes, dreams, and strives for since we could listen to our parents read us fairy tales with these sweet stories of finding true love and having to fight the odds to be the Prince or Princess you deserve to be....   [tags: Plot Summary, Human Nature]

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How Do Gender Roles Get Portrayed in Disney Films?

- ... A woman cleaning and cooking for a man is now a common-day stereotype/objectification of women. A phrase used a lot by men now-a-days is, “Women belong in a kitchen.” The author believes women lessening themselves for men are both the universal and overall message the movie is sending out. B. “Gender Roll Portrayal and the Disney Princesses” By Dawn England, Lara Descartes, Melissa Collier-Meek This article talks about a study done on all Disney movies and the coding of the male and feminine characteristics of Princesses and Princes....   [tags: princesses, article, interpret]

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The Fairytales And How Theses Fairy Tales Teach Children

- ... Freuds arguments that “only by struggling courageously against what seem like overwhelming odds can man succeed in wringing meaning out of his existence.” This is the message that is shown in all the fairytales, that to struggle against challenges in life is unavoidable and it plays a vital role in human life. Furthermore, this supports Bettelheim’s idea that “the conviction that crime does not pay is a much more effective deterrent, and that is why in fairy tales the bad person always loses out”....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel]

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The effect of Disney Princesses on young girls

- Like most young girls, I grew up watching Disney movies. I remember the desire to be and act like almost anything that I watched. I wanted expensive things and a prince that would sweep me off my feet. But I never thought about the negativity that came from watching these movies until I was old enough to realize how they affected my image, behavior, and expectation of love. Most parents are not getting this either. I can understand how many parents are blinded to the negative effects of Disney movies, and their princesses....   [tags: Image, Gender Roles, Love]

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The Historical Perspectives and Trends of Children's Literature

- Since the 18th century children’s literature has been held responsible for bringing entertainment to children of all ages across the world. But, when you actually think about it, what is children’s literature. The term seems easy enough to define, it is literature intended for children, but what is the definition of literature. According to Charlotte Huck (2010), literature is an imaginative shaping of life and thought into the forms and structures of language. This, in my opinion, is an excellent definition to use due to the fact that children’s literature is constantly changing....   [tags: children's entertainment, story telling]

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The Deeper Meanings that Lies in Fairy Tales

- "Once upon a time," the most used introduction phrase in common fairy tales used to start an adventure. These adventures have been around for years. The importance of some tales might be more significant than others, also based on culture. My goal for this paper is to educate my readers with the importance of fairy tales, especially for younger children. Fairy tales have been around for centuries from generations to generations. Different cultures, such as the Japanese and Western, have also expressed them differently....   [tags: lauren surval, alice in wonderland]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Shroud '

- The Shroud When reading the title of this short story there is immediate foreshadowing of a possibility of a death. A shroud is a covering or cloth in which you wrap a dead body before burial. The Brothers Grimm chose a title that may attract only certain readers because of a sort of dark feel to the name, but once giving the story a chance it is different from expected. The story is sad, of course, but there is meaning and faith behind it. The covering in this story may be interpreted literally or metaphorically....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales]

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Episode Ix Of Paradise Lost By John Milton

- In episode IX of Paradise Lost by John Milton, Milton begins Adam and Eve’s act of disobedience towards God. The story begins with Satan’s return to the Garden of Eden the night after Raphael’s departure. Satan considers what disguise he should take on, and chooses to become a snake. Satan thinks that Earth is more beautiful than Heaven ever was, and becomes jealous of Adam and Eve. The next morning, Adam and Eve are preparing for their usual work load. Eve suggests that they work separately, Adam does not necessarily like the idea....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost]

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The House On Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros

- ... In Rafaela, Esperanza can witness the struggle of not being able to make one’s own choices. Rafaela “gets locked indoors because her husband is afraid she will run away since she is too beautiful to look at,” showing that she cannot make her own choices, that instead her husband makes the decisions even if she does not like them (Cisneros 79). Rafaela does not like to be lonely and locked up because she would much rather “go there [music bar] and dance before she gets old,” but she can’t do that because of her husband’s oppression (Cisneros 79)....   [tags: Family, Gender role]

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The Grimm Brothers: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

- Introduction: I chose to research fairytales, specifically fairytales by the Grimm brothers. Fairytales are short stories that tend to consist of fantasy people, places, and objects. Many of these consist of fairies or magical creatures. Most fairy tales start off with “Once upon a time”, or “In a faraway land”. Many times in fairytales objects are enchanted and can talk or move. The most common characters in a fairy tale are prince and princess. A lot of fairy tales are retold throughout generations....   [tags: Fairy Tales and Fables]

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Mary Downing Hahn's The Old Willis Place

- ... The Old Willis Place has many round characters, thus making it believable. When Lissa is writing in her diary, she wrote, “I’d love to see a ghost-- just to know for sure they exist.”(Page 19) This piece of the book proves that there are round characters inside. Lissa, like she said here, is very curious. She is full of thoughts and wonders, like everyone is. When Diana and Georgie are arguing about Lissa, Georgie exclaims, “I hate her.” (page 63) There, displays that Georgie has feelings. He has many emotions....   [tags: book analysis]

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Grimm Brothers: Masters of the Fairy Tale

- Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are well known authors of the early 1800 that forever changed the way fairy tales are viewed. The Grimm brothers are best known for their creative renditions of popular fairytales such as Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and many more. Dark and tragic themes were used to create Grimm fairytales, the use of these themes was a drastic change from normal 1800’s fairytales. The Grimm brothers were responsible for creating a new and dark side to children’s stories, their creativity can be seen in their early lives, their writings, and fame....   [tags: influential authors of the nineteenth century]

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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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History and Critique of Fairy Tales

- Marie-Catherine D’Aulnoy a French writer coined the term French term “Conte de Fée”, during the 17th century, which translates to fairytale in English. She was one of “the most prolific and influential author [of the genre]… She published four volumes of fairy tales [which] were translated into English in 1699. Her most famous tale today is The White Cat”(Heiner). There were plenty other authors who’s work is still praised today like Charles Perrault and the Grimm Brothers; between the three they composed Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White....   [tags: Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy, Literary Analysis]

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Fairytales Folk Narrative Research And History

- Bottigheimer Ruth B. Fairytales Folk Narrative Research and History “Social History” JSTOR 14, 3 (1989). 343-357, Taylor & Francis, Ltd. This article, is arguing about the cultural history on how the poor and the lower class would tell stories. These stories still affect our society today. This article states that fairy tales at first were meant for adults because children could not read. An example is Brothers Grimm, where “Weber argues that fairy tales can tell us a great deal about the real conditions in the world of those who told and those who heard the tales” (344)....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Sleeping Beauty]

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Influences Of The Brothers Grimm Brothers

- ... Jacob and Wilhelm embellished the stories to gain the interest of readers. In 1812, the brothers published Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children 's and Household Tales). The brothers started off with eighty-six tales. Although Jacob and Wilhem were the only ones given credit for the book, they were not the only ones who took part in the making of it (Grimm 394) . The Grimm Brothers were so popular because they influenced the reader and gave the reader something to relate to. The tales reflected everyday struggles such as hardships and greed....   [tags: Brothers Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Fairy tale]

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The History of Fairy Tales

- ... For instance, through the conflict and resolution, children will be able to learn to predict outcomes. Hence, almost unconsciously, every fairy tale includes the rule of threes such as in the fairy tales we read in class, which are Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumpelstilskin, and my favorite The Wizard of Oz. Since the beginning of fairy tales they have always started with a struggle where the endings included some sort of violence but gradually as the time has passed by, one may take comfort in knowing that the ending in this era will no longer have any sort of bloody and violent scene but rather be amazing....   [tags: originally for adults, to teach a lesson]

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Stereotypes Of Women And Women

- ... In art, the woman, especially a naked woman, which is a sexual and sensual symbol, features in a long tradition of painting representations, always in the service of men-assignors.” The role of a princess is the same throughout all the Disney movies. A princess image is very specific and made clear through the descriptions of each princess. Every princess had long hair and all ware extravagant dresses. The princesses wore make-up, jewelry, and some type of head piece. They made sure the princess image was always clean and fashionable....   [tags: Gender, Man, Gender role, Woman]

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Disney and Gender Identity

- Disney’s Influence Society cements certain roles for children based on gender, and these roles, recognized during infancy with the assistance of consumerism, rarely allow for openness of definition. A study conducted by Witt (1997) observed that parents often expect certain behaviors based on gender as soon as twenty-four hours after the birth of a child. The gender socialization of infants appears most noticeably by the age of eighteen months, when children display sex-stereotyped toy preferences (Caldera, Huston, & O’Brian 1989)....   [tags: children, consumerism, feminine qualities]

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Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm

- ... Jakob had had two of his own work published. His first work that was published was Deutsche Grammatik. The Deutsche Grammatik or the German Grammar “marked the beginning of the system study of philology in Germany” (Hilderband 214). His second work that was written was Deutsche Mythologie. The Deutsche Mythologie or German Mythology had the stories from the different culture that Jakob had studied as he travelled. The stories in the German Mythology were mostly based off “from the traditional superstitions of past and present times” (The North America Review 217)....   [tags: fairytales, imaginary stories]

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Biography of Jonathan Lethem

- Jonathan Lethem is an American essayist, novelist and short story writer (Scholz). In his career, Lethem has written a vast number of works from novels, novellas, and short stories to non-fiction (Scholz). In 2007, Jonathan Lethem published one of his famous essays, "The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism"(Scholz). In the author’s essay, he introduces a legitimate argument about copyright laws and plagiarism. Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's ideas or work and making it one's own whether the individual modifies or improves it....   [tags: novelist and short story writer]

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The Grimm Brothers

- “Mirror Mirror, here I stand who is the fairest in the land?” This famous quote original comes from one of the most unique and popular storybook ever to be written, The Grimm Fairytales. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are well known authors of the early 1800 that forever changed the way fairy tales are viewed. The Grimm brothers are best known for their creative renditions of popular folklore and fairytales such as Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio and many more. Dark and tragic themes were used to create Grimm fairytales, the use of these themes was a drastic change from normal 1800’s fairytales....   [tags: fairytales, Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm]

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The Disney Princesses

- Disney has been an inspiration to kids since October 16, 1923. With the start of Mickey Mouse cartoons, Disney has created an empire of imagination. Ever since Snow White, Disney’s first princess in 1937, came on the screen, young females have been amazed by the vision of the “Disney Princess”. As the years went by, dozens of princesses have hit movie screens and Disney has made billions off of the profits from these individuals. In reality, Disney has influenced the immature views of what to expect of beauty from a woman....   [tags: Walt Disney, Cartoons, Children, View on Women]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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