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Why Fairytale Weddings are So Desirable

- Celebrity weddings enable the media to sell more magazines because of the impact of celebrity culture in America. “Americans’ acceptance of weddings as visual entertainment and their vicarious enjoyment of the social lives of the rich and famous,” encourage media to continue covering celebrity weddings and life in general in great detail (Jellison 113). People want to copy the images of celebrities and often have a famous person they like to refer to as an idol or an inspiration. So, if a certain superstar incorporated something extravagant into their wedding, their fans want to follow in their footsteps....   [tags: celebrity weddings, culture, entertainment]

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The Not So Fairytale Side Of International Adoption

- The Not So Fairytale Side Of International Adoption The idea of international adoption started in the late 70’s and early 80’s; however, mostly during the 90’s after the drop of the Cold War tensions was it considered a “trend.” Later, media claimed Hollywood Stars Angelina Jolie and Madonna as trendsetters of international adoption. However, the trend has recently declined in the past decade due to numerous reasons. Although, international adoption gives the child a new life, the expensive process also takes away heritage, native language, and birth parents....   [tags: Adoption, Parents, Children, International]

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Flowers and Fairytale

- Flowers and Fairytale By the school, there is a little garden with a water fountain and several little trees around it. Each tree is grounded in a two-foot high cement block. The tree is covered with leaves, and the leaves have scattered flowers around them. The fountain contains several little water shooters, shooting out forms of water, which resembles the flower as a dancing fairy. The flowers start at the bottom of the tree. The ring of flowers surround the tree. They are made up of many bright colors of red, pink, violet, blue and white....   [tags: Free Descriptive Observation Essay]

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Wizard of Oz as a Fairytale

- Wizard of Oz as a Fairytale This question is deceptive in its apparent simplicity as it raises some problematic issues, which extend beyond the text right across fairytale scholarship. The term "fairytale" itself is a contentious one and is unpopular with many folklorists (see Luthi, Warner, Luke). Often epithets like "wondertale", "magic tale" are employed. Even in some English translations of European works the more semantically accurate Russian or German terms (volshebnye skazka and [zauber]Marchen) are used....   [tags: Papers]

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Shrek and Reversal of Fairytale Tradition

- Shrek and Reversal of Fairytale Tradition Shrek directed Andrew Andamson and Vicky Jenson by contradicts the traditional view of a fairytale characters and settings. Although your first impressions may lead you to believe that that the story is totally different to a traditional fairytale looking more closely you find that there are a few similarities. This essay will be looking at the characters and the different presentational devises used to show how fairytale traditions are reversed....   [tags: Papers]

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Alice in Wonderland: Children’s Story or Fairytale?

- The story of Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, is a captivating story that follows a young girl Alice, as the protagonist, on her journey down a rabbit hole and through Wonderland. The text itself is often defined as a children’s story, rather than a particular type of folkloric literature, yet when reading the text from a perspective other then that of a children’s book, the reader notices many folkloric symbolism that become apparent throughout the story. When analyzing the text, it can be argued that Alice in Wonderland is in fact a fantastical fairytale, encompassing an abundance of important fairytale elements....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Audrey Hepbrun: A Hollywood Fairytale

- Outline I. Intro: Thesis- Audrey Hepburn took a difficult childhood and turned it into a gilded fairytale effortlessly. II. Family Life/Growing up: A-Shyness B-Turbulent family III. Suffering in Holland: A-Reasoning to return 1. Childhood in Holland B-"Aware of suffering and fear" IV. Dancing: A-Love of Dancing B-Chorus girl V. Getting into acting: A-Getting started 1....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre; The Unrealistic Fairytale

- The nineteenth century novel of Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte is an unrealistic fairy tale because the main character is rescued by her prince and due to many coincidental events, her wrongs are righted and she lives happily every after. This is an unrealistic fairy tale due to the hardships of the main character of Jane. In fairytale the main character has hardships and like fairy tales Jane suffers many hardships; her aunt mistreating her, the inhumane living at Lowood School and the rude and obnoxious proposals she receives from men who love her....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Literary Criticism]

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Forrest Gump as the Modern Day Fairytale

- Forrest Gump as the Modern Day Fairytale Forrest Gump is a classic film; this essay will explore all aspects if this favourite. From the beautifully naïve Forrest, to the political underlay throughout the narrative. The opening sequence of the film stimulates a distant memory, a reminiscence of fairytales from years gone by. Once getting to know the character of Forrest I realize this innocence of fairytales is reflected in his being. The tinkling keys of the piano sets the atmosphere for the rest of the film; magical....   [tags: Papers]

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The Fairytale of Alice Walker's Color Purple

- The Fairytale of The Color Purple It is important for one to distinguish between the "real" outcome of economic achievement as described in The Color Purple by the lynching of Celie's father, and its "alternative" economic view presented at the end of the novel depicting Celie's happiness and entrepreneurial success. To distinguish between these outcomes it is necessary to relate the novel to two Models (Historical and Empirical Data, Manners and Customs) of representation in the "real" and "alternative" worlds of The Color Purple....   [tags: Color Purple Essays]

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Comparing Grimm’s Fairytale Snow White to Snow White, by Denise Duhamel

- As a child, I was told fairytales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs every night before I went to sleep. Fairytales are an adventurous way to expand a child’s imagination and open their eyes to experience a new perspective. Modernizations of fairytales typically relate to a specific audience, such as adolescence, and put a contemporary spin on the old-aged tale. Instead of using whimsical themes heavily centered in nature, the contemporary poems connect with the reader in a more realistic everyday scenario....   [tags: compare contrast]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Fairytale Gone Wrong

- The novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a classic 20th century masterpiece of literature, this novel is considered to be an example of a fairytale gone wrong. The protagonist Jay Gatsby loses the love of his life, Daisy, when he leaves for the war. When Gatsby he returned from war he found out that Daisy had left him for a wealthy and successful man, Tom Buchanan. Secondary characters that are important to the text is Jordan Baker and Myrtle Wilson. Jordan Baker is “…a slender, small-breasted girl, with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet....   [tags: classic, pompous, death]

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Thumbelina: Negative Stereotypes that Society has Developed to Individuals

- Society creates Fairytales to teach people to have certain morals, and values. One Fairytale in particular is Hans Christian Anderson’s Thumbelina. Thumbelina is a story about a little girl who is underestimated because of her size. However, Thumbelina exceeds the expectations of the people she meets along the fairytale. However, this fairytales is filled with bias and negative stereotypes that society has developed to certain individuals. The idea that People frequently use demographic characteristics to categorize others and predict their likely behaviors, is the reason for people being out casted (Jennifer A....   [tags: fairytale, hans anderson, thumbelina]

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Pans Labyrinth Directed by Guillmero Del Toro

- ... From pointed, tower, turrets like medieval castles, the domes that look like Islamic architecture to the Sphynx's of ancient Egypt and the arches of the Greek and Roman Ancient world, still used today. It is as though this story applies to events worldwide across all time periods, fantasy as an escape from reality is not neccesarily restricted to a fascist Spain and a little girl, but to anyone who wishes to escape from a form of unpleasant reality. Pan's Labyrinth is as much a story for children as it is for adults....   [tags: sinister fairytale, film analysis]

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Disney Films: The Little Mermaid

- The first thing to pop into one’s mind when they hear The Little Mermaid is most likely the Disney animated movie starring the beautiful red haired mermaid, Ariel. However, as with most Disney films, The Little Mermaid is an adaption of an original story written by Hans Christian Andersen in the 1830s. The creation of this classic fairytale into an animated feature required alterations from the Disney corporation, leading to a final product that is reminiscent of Andersen’s original story with added layers of American culture, sexism, and musical numbers....   [tags: fairytale, christians, ariel]

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Ambiguity of Moral Values in Eckbert the Fair by Ludwig Tieck

- Ludwig Tieck’s novella, Eckbert the Fair, presents a certain ambiguity of moral values. The story meets a tragic ending where the main couple of the fairytale, Eckbert and Bertha, die as punishment for their crimes of betrayal, theft, and murder. However, an uneasy feeling of injustice remains about the punishment despite the clarity of their guilt. The tale itself strongly resembles a tragic play defined by Aristotle, but the narrative deviates from the structure of standard tragedy. In effect, the unique set-up of the narrative makes the evil deeds seem ultimately inevitable....   [tags: fairytale, injustice, punishment]

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The Bluebeard Fairytale

- Fairy tales have been retold and rewritten many times throughout history, and each author puts their own spin on the original story. “Bluebeard” is a story with many different versions, each with its own unique characteristics and style. A commonly known “Bluebeard” story written by Charles Perrault is interesting to compare to a version written by Donald Barthelme because the content in each seems so different from one another, but when examined more closely, the two actually have similarities....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bluebeard]

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Little Red Riding Hood Analysis

- Little Red Riding Hood can no longer be considered a frail child without any control over what becomes of herself. Instead, Angela Carter makes the moral of this traditional fairytale into a modern day lesson: you can do anything. With great detail does Carter present her setting, which adds to the fearfulness the reader feels for Red as she encounters the wolf. As a result, we begin to fear the wolves as well, because in this small village wolves are more than mere beasts, they are were-wolves....   [tags: Fairytale Literary Analysis]

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How the Makers of Shrek Subvert the Usual Conventions of a Fairytale Using Presentational Devices

- How the Makers of Shrek Subvert the Usual Conventions of a Fairytale Using Presentational Devices In this essay I am going to discuss how the makers of Shrek overturned the expected characteristics of a fairytale. They do this by using presentational devices such as lighting, music, camera angles and visual effect. In my opinion if the film did not use these presentational devices the way they did, it would not be as successful and people would see it in a totally different way....   [tags: Papers]

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Marriage: Not Always a Fairytale

- “I take you, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.” These traditional wedding vows conjure up images of true love and unfailing commitment. Although this unconditional love is beautiful, it was not always a reality. This fact became evident within literature of the late eighteen hundreds. “The Storm” written by Kate Chopin, “An Adventure in Paris” by Guy De Maupassant, and “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov, are all prominent short stories that portrayed dissatisfied women involved in loveless marriage...   [tags: Husband, Wofe, Spouses]

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Rewriting and Transforming a Fairytale

- Fairy tales are considered as stories for children, to amuse them or some bed stories before they sleep. Sandman is one of those stories created by Scandinavian narratives and written by Christian Andersen, famous children’s literature writer. In the tale, Sandman comes at midnight and puts his sands into the eyes of the children and makes them sleep. While they sleep, with his umbrella he shows them either good or bad dreams. E.T.A Hoffman uses the elements of the fairy tale and rewrites it as a gothic-horror story....   [tags: sandman, children's leterature, morpheus]

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The Iranian Revolution: Fairytale

- ... The Ayatollah made a case that this deal undermined the sovereignty and individual rights of Iranians. Finally after stating to Iranians that the Shah had "sold our independence" the Ayatollah is arrested and deported from Iran. Khomeini was sent to live (as of 1965) in a neighboring city to Iraq. The Shah keeps his iron grip on the Iranian society, and extends control to the Savak. This turns Iran into a terror state. President Nixon created an even greater relationship between Iran and the United States, and the Shah and the United States were “good friends”....   [tags: american, embassy, power, conflict]

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Fairytale Analysis: "Aladdin's Lamp" and "Little Red Riding Hood"

- The manifestations of fairytales reflect significance beyond a simple one-dimensional context and as a natural departure from the source tale, their transcendent nature is evinced by their ability to shift, not replace, the tales values, archetypes and contextual paradigms beyond the intentional. This shifting nature predicates the textual integrity of the tale, allowing it a pertinent and germane makeup, built upon its didactic nature. This significance is especially apparent in the appropriations of ‘Aladdin’s Lamp’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Twisted Fairytale: The Story of Hansel and Gretel

- ... My guests were going to be coming any minute and I wanted everything to be perfect, right down to the T. The parents of Hansel and Gretel, Gwendolyn and Augustus, were close friends of mine. Sadly though, those two fat, disrespectful, and obnoxious children had eaten all of their parent’s food, and since I was a warm-hearted person, I invited them over. I went out in my garden to pick some fresh fruit when I heard two squeaky voices. I immediately recognized two those voices, it belonged to those two animals that Gwendolyn and Augustus called children....   [tags: witch, innocent children]

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Charles Perrault’s Cinderella

- In "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, the story depicts an imaginative fairytale through the hardships of a mistreated daughter and the magic of a fairy; in essence, Cinderella demonstrates that focusing on materialism is more important and more effective other than working up the path to majesty. Cinderella is a character who is often mistreated by her stepmother and god sisters. Bearing unsuitable personalities, they treat her harshly, leaving all of the chores to her. However, she admits that her tattered clothes are not worthy of a formal event, and continues to be belittled by her stepsisters....   [tags: imaginitive fairytale, hardhips, step daughter]

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Magic Realism in Marquez´s Un Señor Muy Viejo con Alas Enormes

- Gabriel García Márquez, 1982 Nobel Laureate, is well known for using el realismo magical, magical realism, in his novels and short stories. In García Márquez’s cuento “Un Señor Muy Viejo con Alas Enormes,” García Márquez tactfully conflates fairytale and folklore with el realismo magical. García Márquez couples his mastery of magical realism with satire to construct a comprehensive narrative that unites the supernatural with the mundane. García Márquez’s not only criticizes the Catholic Church and the fickleness of human nature, but he also subliminally relates his themes—suffering is impartial, religion is faulty by practice, and filial piety—through the third-person omniscient narration of...   [tags: folklore, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, irony, fairytale]

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Using Propp's Methods to Analyze Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen

- Thumbelina is a fairy tale of Danish origin, created by Hans Christian Andersen and published in 1835 under its original name, "Tommelise". The name Thumbelina was first used by H.W. Dulcken in 1864. The tale revolves around a tiny girl of the same, and her adventures as a pint-sized human facing up to the challenges surrounding her. Her name is interchangeable, as she is named Thumbelina, but is referred to as Tiny. The motifs of the story are almost typical of fairy tales - talking animals (toads, mole, white mouse, cockchafer), traveler's tales (Tiny on a long journey after being kidnapped from her home), guardians/helpers (the white mouse, the swallow), large and unknown areas (the fores...   [tags: fairytale, villainy, hero]

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How Hardy Uses Language to Create a Fairytale-Like Atmosphere, a Melancholy and Wistful Atmosphere, and an Ambiguous Tone Towards Love

- How Hardy Uses Language to Create a Fairytale-Like Atmosphere, a Melancholy and Wistful Atmosphere, and an Ambiguous Tone Towards Love The fairytale atmosphere is created in the first stanza of the poem. The settings for a fairytale are usually romantic, with the perfect place, perfect lovers and at a perfect night. The language used in the first stanza gives us an image of this, it starts off talking about the lovers together and looking over a parapet stone, we get a sense of closeness between the two people because of their actions, looking over a balcony at night gives the reader a sense of tranquillity, especially under the “southing moon”....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Fairytales

- Introduction: It’s impossible for me to say I don’t know anything about fairytales, but what I do know about them, there isn’t anything I don’t love. Between the knight and shining armor, the damsel in distress and the infamous rescuing scene, you can’t help but hope to one day find your prince charming. Let’s be honest, we love to hate fairytales, they are so unbelievably unrealistic with the romance, the happy endings, the prince and princess, but we all live to have something come close to that annoyingly perfect happy ending....   [tags: literary analysis, enchantment]

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A Cinderella Story

- A Cinderella Story      When examining adaptations of fairytales you must look at the original source. This can be a very difficult task because with fairytales we never really know where the original came from. I will base my paper on the theory that the original tale of Cinderella comes from the Grimm Brothers version of Ashputtle. In comparison we will examine two movies. First there is the Disney version Cinderella. Secondly we will look at the movie 'Ever After'.      Characterization is an important aspect of any story or film, because it sets what the entire film will be about, and how the audience will absorb it....   [tags: Cinderella Fairytale Essays]

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Prince Charming and His Hand in Society

- Through the years, the human race has managed to relate the history of events through storytelling. We humans have told stories of nonfiction and fiction, through pictures and words. For example, The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, have told countless stories of the fantasy persuasion. These brothers wrote such famous stories as Cinderella and Snow White, two classic tales whose impact has changed the idea of storytelling. As time went on, many of these stories have been changed and re-written to entice the various audiences....   [tags: Perception, Relationships, Fairytale]

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The Poem Love by Emily Dickinson

- In her famous poem Love, Emily Dickinson writes, “She rose to his requirement, dropped the playthings of her life to take the honorable work of woman and of wife.” The heroine of the novel Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet, chooses to stand up against society’s standards of a woman’s responsibilities and pursue happiness. The novel describes the hardships and romances of the five Bennet daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. Both Jane and Elizabeth, the eldest daughters, combat to find true love amidst a society in which a woman simply marries for convenience....   [tags: hardships and romances, fairytale lives]

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Fairytales and Folktales

- Fairytales and folktales have been told around the campfire, in the living room, the class room, and before bedtime for centuries. First told orally, the “… stories had to have remarkable features in order to remain memorable (Nodelman 246).” These stories were passed down from storyteller to audience until they were eventually written down and collected for consumption by the public. Due to the passing of time and fallibility the stories have changed throughout the years and slightly differ from culture to culture, however, “Stories similar to “Cinderella” can be found in historical records from as far back as the seventh century, and from a variety of places around the world (Nodelman 246...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Charles Perrault]

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Gender Stereotypes in Fairytales

- Shrek, an enormous, disgusting green ogre falling in love with a beautiful princess (later turning into a nasty ogre) is a perfect example of a stereotypical fairytale, right. Well in the movie Shrek, the voice over in the trailer talks about a “hero” attempting to rescue a “fair princess” with the help of “his trusty companion." Besides the fact that the hero is a voluptuous green ogre and the companion is a donkey, everything fits in normally to the definition of a traditional fairytale (Diaz)....   [tags: Film Analysis, Shrek, Princess]

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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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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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Brothers Grimm Fairytales

- Introduction: I know a fairytale is magical and even realistic. Fairytales have talking animals, magic foods, and fairy godmothers. Also they are used for entertainment and the basis that most children start out with when they are young. Most fairytales have a happy ever after ending and start with “Once upon a time”. Personally, my experiences with fairytales were, I loved certain ones and there were ones that I wouldn’t watch. I loved “Beauty and the Beast” and “Cinderella”. As a child, fairytales gave me hope for a happy ever after....   [tags: character analysis, talking animals, ]

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Charles Perrault’s Fairytales

- The Introduction: Fairytales are stories that have some magical aspects. They usually tell a story about a castle and times when kings ruled the land. I always loved the princesses in these stories. When I was young, I would dress up as them. My friends and I would act out the stories. They usually teach a lesson. I always wanted the princess to escape of find a happy ending. Most fairytales end with “Happily ever after.” Stories give us a distraction and a fantasy from real life. Stories give us a somewhat perfect picture of life....   [tags: castle, kings, princesses]

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Symbolism in Fairytales

- Symbolism in Fairytales Fairytales are as ancient as communal living. However, the symbolism of fairytales is very controversial. In the case of Cinderella, I believe that it symbolizes the role of women in society and the characteristics that women should have. In Bruno Bettelheim's article "'Cinderella:' A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts," he depicts the fairytale as a case of sibling rivalry. Feminist Madonna Kolbenschlag, says in her article "A Feminist View of `Cinderella,'" that the fairytale represents women's role in society....   [tags: American Literature]

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Comparing Two Versions of Cinderella

- Over centuries of children have been enjoying the classic fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault. The fanciful plots and the vivid details allow children to be entranced by characters and adventures that can only be found in these stories. One of the most beloved fairy tales, which both the Perrault and the Grimms have their own separate versions of, is Cinderella. Cinderella is able to show how both versions are able to feed off the same plots while personifying the century and social economic situation in which they have lived....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays Fairytale]

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Fairytales' Effect on Child's Psyche

- “In children you should never let such angry passions rise; their little hands were never made to tear each other’s eyes.” ~ Isaac Watts The fairytale is often an entertaining story of miraculous and supernatural happenings. Its purpose is to galvanize the depths of our minds in such a way as to make us a part of the landscape, bound only by the limits of our own imaginations. However, it is this very ‘free-for-all’ fantasy land that poses a very real threat to its intended audience – children....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Fairytales are not what they seem.

- INTRO Sex. Pure unadulterated sex. When we think of sex, it is not usually in the context of a fairytale. Fairytales are for children, virgin ears. Over the years, fairytales have been “cleaned up” for young ears- we have become accustomed to the bland Disney versions of tales. How many of us can recount a version separate from the animated classics of our childhood. It is truly hard to believe that sometimes there are much more racy versions of these same tales. Today, I ‘d like to share one such variation of Little Red Riding Hood called In the Company of Wolves, written by Angela Carter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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King Thrushbeard and Lessons Behind Fairytales

- To Be a Domestic Woman… “Grimm’s Fairytales,” although never intended to be in text form, are some of the most influential methods in teaching young children morals and to be productive citizens of society. While children enjoy the mere esthetics of fairytales and interpret them at their face value, s are aware of the didacticism hidden beneath the appealing plots and characters of the stories. Unlike s, children would not be able to extract any metaphorical meaning out of fairytales even if fairytales were intended to have distinct messages....   [tags: essays research 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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Folktales and Their Influence on Thinking and Creativity

- The society and culture we grew up in and live in is fascinated by folktales, fables and fairytales. Naturally, as a child I was constantly exposed to such stories and the background knowledge I acquired consists of the movies and children’s books I’ve read. Majority were fairytales where I noticed a constant trend of magic. For example, in Aladdin there are magic carpets and genies and in Sinbad the Sailor there are ogres and other mythical creatures. Although I am familiar with many fairytales, I am not aware of many folktales....   [tags: fables, fairytales, folklore]

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The Discourse on Disney Princess Culture

- Disney is one of the biggest empires in the world. It is a brand that everyone knows about whether they invest in it or not. According to the Forbes Most Valuable Brands list, Disney ranks number seventeen in the world—behind popular brands like Apple and Microsoft and above Wal-Mart. The Disney Empire is a business, a brand that can be found almost everywhere, even in the Dollar Store. The brand’s accessibility is what makes it easy for children to become consumers. The consumerism of princess culture is what I will focus on in this essay, discussing the impact Disney’s Princesses have on young girls and their identity, and how popular culture discourse is beginning to fight back against...   [tags: Disney Empire, consumerism, fairytales]

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Exploring the Meanings and Morals of Fairytales

- Fairytales are usually associating with the split between real life and happy endings. An evil and a good character clash at one point in the story, leaving the good character with a choice that either helps or hurts them. Reading Cinderella emphasizes the real life events and her happily ever after as a sign of hope in her unfortunate lifestyle. Cinderella makes the decision to disobey her stepmother and go to the ball, and that decision to be rebellious against her guardian figure eventually led her to a good outcome, which is the finding of her prince charming....   [tags: literary analysis, good, evil]

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The Presentation of Heroes and Villains in Shrek by DreamWorks and Other Traditional Fairytales in Walt Disney Stables

- The Presentation of Heroes and Villains in Shrek by DreamWorks and Other Traditional Fairytales in Walt Disney Stables DreamWorks's 'Shrek' is the award winning animated film from 2001, known to be the modern day fairytale with its informal language and alternative storyline. Shrek is very much the opposite of what we know to be traditional fairytales, tales that send out heart-felt warmth and feed the imagination. These tales of fantasy have been known throughout many generations and with the experience of Shrek we may be introducing a whole new interpretation of fairytales....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Brothers Grimm

- When the word “fairytale” is mentioned, nearly everyone thinks of light-hearted stories with friendly characters and happy endings. However, these are not the ideas that classic fairytales originally sparked. In fact, numerous modern Disney movies were based off stories that were not so sugar coated. In the 19th century, the Brothers Grimm were responsible for multiple of these popular children’s tales. The Disney remakes of classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Tangled, and Snow White exclude the dark, twisted themes that are significant in the Brothers Grimm fairytales, because society tendencies continue to evolve toward sheltering and overprotecting young children....   [tags: fairytales, Disney, feminism, Cinderella]

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Novel, Jane Eyre, Reminds Us of Fairytales

- From the very beginning of the novel Jane Eyre, one can not help but notice many scenes that remind us of several different fairytales, from Cinderella, to Beauty and The Beast, and possibly even Little Red Riding Hood. At first, one might think the novel is going to turn into just another Cinderella story but when Jane refuses to conform to what others tell her and will not accept just being another cookie-cutter princess like all the rest, we see that in actuality it is far from that. The novel opens up at Gateshead, the affluent Reed family’s home, where the young orphan girl named Jane Eyre is living....   [tags: princess, cinderella, orphan]

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Grimm's Fairytales - The Most Gruesome Tales Every Told

- Grimm's Fairytales - The Most Gruesome Tales Every Told Afterwards as they came back, the elder was at the left, and the younger at the right, and then the pigeons pecked out the other eye from each." "'Cut the toe off; when thou art Queen thou wilt have no more need to go on foot.'" "'Kill her, and bring me back her heart as a token.'" The Grimm's fairytales were, and have remained, some of the most violent and gruesome tales told. Although the tales were originated with the purpose of adult entertainment, they have been reiterated to children for centuries....   [tags: Exploritory Essays Research Papers]

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The Power of Fairy Tales

- Introduction: I have known about fairy tales since I was a little girl. I grew up watching all of the Disney movies. My dad would also read and tell my sister and me bedtime stories that were fairytales. When I was younger, I would dress up like princesses such as Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella.” I have always loved fairy tales because they are magical and young girls like me looked up to the princesses and had crushes on the princes. I would love to know more about fairy tales and the authors who wrote them....   [tags: Fairytales, Fairy Tale Books]

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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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Zipes's View on Fairytales

- In this essay, I examine what Zipes means by institutionalised, define what makes a fairy tale and evaluate how different versions of Little Red Riding Hood reflect the social ideology of the period. Zipes is not using ‘institutionalised’ in the traditional, negative sense of being rigid and never evolving. He theorises that fairy tales have become part of the social psyche. They permeate into every aspect of the social unconscious to become meme, examples of which are ‘tunes, ideas and catchphrases’ (Montgomery, 2009, p....   [tags: Social Ideology: Little Red Riding Hood]

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The Brothers Grimm

- Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm were born in 1785 and 1786 in Hanau, Germany to Philipp Wilhelm and Dorothea Grimm. Just like their father, who was a layer and court official, the brothers studied law. Later on in life ”they were influenced by the folk poetry collection of Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and began to collect folk tales” (Ashliman, D. L, 2010). Jacob and Wilhelm took on positions at the University of Kassel as librarians to support their family....   [tags: fairytales]

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The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald

- The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald One of the most interesting things about fairytales is how the author has borrowed ideas from ancient myths and legends and kept them alive in their writings. The Princess and the Goblin is one of these fairytales. In writing this novel, George MacDonald has incorporated much of the folk tradition in his characters and plot. Specifically, his concept of goblins seem to be drawn from the tradition of dwarfs, gnomes, and kobolds of Germanic myth and the fairies, or elves, of Celtic myth....   [tags: Germanic Celtin Macdonald Fairytales Essays]

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Hans Christian Andersen Depicted His Need of Love in His Stories

- Hans Christian Andersen was Lonely and desperately wanted to find love. This longing and failure to find someone showed through into his work. In his work cupid is portrayed as deceptive and evil. The Little Mermaid is the most often cited example of Andersen’s loneliness. The protagonist goes through much pain and loneliness for the one she loves, only to have him choose someone over her. In the short story The Sunbeam and the Prisoner, Andersen shows how fleeting love and happiness were in his life....   [tags: Fairytales, Lonely, Family]

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Lessons Found in Beauty and the Beast

- Lessons Found in Beauty and the Beast      Once upon a time.      The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beautiful and ugly. There are many different variations and names to Beauty and the Beast. This famous fable has been passed down and integrated into our culture time and time again, each time adding different lessons that were thought to be important in that day and age....   [tags: Fairytales Essays Beauty Beast]

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Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” and the Characteristics of Fairy Tales

- Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is a twisted and broken fairytale.* Although this short story does embody some elements of fantasy, there is not merely enough evidence to support the claim that it is in fact a “ modern fairytale.” Fairytales often include themes such as enchantment, which is shown when the main character dreams, but is this really such an enchanting thing. Another theme found in fairytales is an encounter with the main struggle, in “The Necklace,” the main character also comes to face with a challenge, but this challenge does not accurately fit the characteristics of an encounter....   [tags: Literary 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]

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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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Love in The Beauty and the Beast and Shrek

- Love in The Beauty and the Beast and Shrek Love is a common theme not only in the entertainment industry, but as well as in life. Love sells, and people in the movie industries understand this and gain from the profit. Movies often portray love between two people who are both beautiful, and not always the best person they can be on the inside. In Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast and Dreamworks’ Shrek not only do they have two people fall in love, but also they show how love is blind....   [tags: Movies Fairytales Fantasy Fiction Essays]

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Comparative Essay: The Frog Prince Vs The Princess and The Frog

- Produced in 2009, The Frog Princess is a Disney animation inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, The Frog Prince. Both The Frog Princess and The Frog Prince deal with a multiplicity of issues, all of which contribute to supporting positive messages and morals (Ceaser, 2009). However, though The Frog Princess is based on a classic fairytale, it is far from being the same. The writers at Disney have taken a classic fairytale and created a “Monster” (Prince, 2001). This essay will examine the evolution of the original Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, the messages both main characters represent, and how the adaptation to fit a modern child readership diminishes a classic fairytale....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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George Eliot's Silas Marner as a Fairy Tale

- George Eliot's Silas Marner as a Fairy Tale In the novel Silas Marner by George Elliot, there are realistic and fairytale characters. It always ends in a happy ending. Fairytales always represent good over evil and have a timeless quality and a universal quality. Moreover they contain magic and it is as if in the story that Silas's transformation seems magical. In the novel there is a superior power operating in the book. Also fairytales have stock characters (e.g. evil/hero)....   [tags: Papers]

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Princess Charming

- Princess Charming Methodology I started thinking about an appropriate topic for my Field Report months ago. I considered the world of Punk culture in Chicago. Then I decided I knew too much already about this so I considered perhaps skateboard culture. At least this way I could learn something that I wasn't familiar with firsthand. But still, I have had a significant amount of exposure to skateboarding so I kept searching. I considered the already approved topics and looked specifically at folklore in fairy tales....   [tags: Disney Fairytales Essays]

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Weddings: Cinderella by Cambell Grant

- From a young age, children are encouraged by their parents and teachers to begin dreaming and imagining their future life. Kids often think about what they want to be when they become adults and in particular, girls often imagine their dream wedding. Constant exposure to the idea of marriage and images of sophisticated weddings leads children to dream of having an elaborate wedding as well. As young girls grow up, they begin to come in contact with magazines, which also endorse fairytale weddings....   [tags: cinderella, dream wedding]

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Use of Parody in Shrek

- Use of Parody in Shrek The basic plot line of `Shrek' is there is an ogre called Shrek, his swamp is taken over by conventinal fairytale characters and the only way to get rid of them is too save the princess. Shrek and princess Fiona fall in love. Then Fiona turns out to be an ogre, and then Shrek and Fiona marry. And as said in the film they live ugly ever after. In a conventional fairytale this wouldn't happen as the hero himself would go save the damsel in distress. Then they would marry and live happily ever after....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of Shrek and Farrqquad in the Fairy Tale Genre

- In the essay i am going to focus on the characters of Shrek and lord Farrquaad, the fairytale genre is subverted from the usual ogre being a man eater and the prince saving the princess to the ogre becoming the rescuer and the prince being evil person who sends the ogre to do his dirty work and rescue the princess. The opening shot is of a book with someone reading what is on the pages, with classical peaceful music, with the voice soothing like a classical fairytale. The sounds were non diagetic and the book was under a spotlight....   [tags: Fairy Tales, ]

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Fairy Tales, The Hidden Meaning

- Fairy Tales: The Hidden Meaning. True love stories are typically not found on television; but can be found in the older books of fairytales. Fairytales have not been always written because before people could write, fairytales would be spoken and passed on from generation to generation. Although large numbers of literary fairy tales were written in 17th century France, most of the tales which are still told and retold now are far older in origin. The first published fairytales happened in 1667; a cycle of fifty tales was published by Giambattista Basile (Hasse 32)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Message of Shrek

- The Message of Shrek In traditional fairy tales, ogres are man-eating beasts. The prince usually rescue the princess, they marry and live happily ever after. How do the makers of 'Shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, to reveal the ogre as good, and the prince as evil. ==================================================================== In my essay, I am going to review the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different camera angles and shots to make an unusual fairytale....   [tags: Papers]

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The Princess Process

- The Princess Process The realistic life that a little girl has in her future is for her not be compared to the fantasy of being a princess. Most little girls dream of being a character from the Disney princesses which they can be identified by. Being either beautiful or heroic or is it the fairytale that catches there attention. In the other hand little girls try to identify everything perfect and pink like cotton candy. Then throughout their growth they start looking for more attractive manners to become women....   [tags: fantasy, Disney Princess, little girls]

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The Characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad

- The Characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad In this essay I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad. I will also explore the different presentational devices used by the film creators of Shrek to craft an unusual fairytale. This film cost $6 million to produce. It is based on a traditional fairytale type story but subverted. The film was produced by Dreamworks - Steven Spielberg's production company. Dreamworks make animated films. It has a rival animation company in the form of Disney....   [tags: Papers]

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Analyzing Characteristics of Shrek and Lord Farquaad

- Analyzing Characteristics of Shrek and Lord Farquaad In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how film makers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale. In 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs' the Prince freed Snow White from the spell by kissing her. In 'Jack And The Beanstalk' the giant chases Jack and wants to eat him. In Shrek we see a different type of fairytale which shows that Shrek is a modern fairytale....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Review of Shrek

- Film Review of Shrek This film was based on William Steig's book about a giant green ogre. This cheeky computer animated fairy tale is aimed at children as much as their parents. From the start it shows that it is a sort of fairytale with a lot of twists and it is mocking the fairytale genre continuously. It starts with Shrek reading a fairytale "Once upon a time" and he reads on and then suddenly he tears the page out and says," like that's ever gonna happen". So from the start you can tell it won't be an ordinary traditional fairytale story....   [tags: Papers]

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Jane Eyre, the Cinderella Copy

- Cinderella is a classic fairytale almost every person knows. Such recognition was earned through time and it’s originality. Yet from this well-known tale, many stories have stemmed into their own interesting aspects of virtually the same plot with similar characters. One of the related stories is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Brontë uses the main character Jane as Cinderella who finds her prince charming. Even though Jane Eyre contains more about human nature and less of magic, it still resembles the Cinderella archetype through Jane’s early life and her relationship with Rochester....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of Children's Literature in Learning

- “Literature provides many ways of encouraging children to engage with a world wider than their own, a point of view other than their own, and a commitment to issues beyond their own.” This quotation from Johnston (2010, p.637) will be discussed in the following essay with regards to literature and cultural diversity, literature and ESL students and literature and the Aboriginal culture. Children’s literature related to these topics will also be discussed. The books include: Mirror by Jeanie Baker, The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin, Prince Cinders by Babette Cole, Ali Baba and the forty thieves by Jean Chapman, A is or Aunty by Elaine Russell and Our World Bardi Jaawi, Life at Ardiyooloon wri...   [tags: global society, world citizenship, education]

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The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees.

- The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees. "I agree to my books being read as existential or as structural works, as Marxist or neo-Kantian, Freudianly or Jungianly: but above all I am glad to see that no one key will open the lock". The above quotation perhaps shows more than anything else the ambiguity of Calvino's works. The obsession to label all narratives arises from our compulsion to make sense of this world, as literary generic categories form part of our cosmologies....   [tags: Calvino Baron Trees Essays]

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Shrek: A Review

- “Another fairytale movie is out,” you inwardly groan as your kids jump up and down begging to see it. There’s nothing wrong with them, its just that they are always the same: a perfect man finds a perfect woman and they live happily ever after in lala land, if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. This is not the case with DreamWorks’ new film: Shrek. Yes it starts off “once upon a time” and may even end with “they lived happily ever after,” but the characters are lovable in a whole new way, not just for their charm and exceptional looks; the theme of the movie teaches great life lessons that every child and adult should know and the soundtrack is the phenomenal icing on top of the cake....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince De Beaumont, Little Mermaid by Andersen and Cinderella by Perrault

- Young girls are often stuck in a world of make believe, they are fed fairytales, dream up unimaginable views of reality and believe everyone will find their prince charming. This unrealistic perspective is formed through their experiences with different fairytales. As G.K. Chesterton tells the fairytale are a realistic world for children, “Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten”. Fairytales lead these girls to believe that in order to find true love there is some sort of intense journey one must go on....   [tags: love, sacrifice, Cinderella, Little Mermaid]

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