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    Cinderella by Charles Perrault In our world, fairy tales have been around since many centuries, most of the times they are stories for children; however, an adult can feel identify with those fairy tales. In today’s century there are many versions of the old fairy tales that once we all used to know. For some people fairy tales are stories that show how reality works in the real world, one of the themes that is repeatedly used in fairy tales is the Good vs. Evil. Charles Perrault, best known for

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    Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault

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    Charles Perrault’s classic fairy-tale Puss-in-Boots has been admired and loved by children and adults alike for centuries. This engaging tale features a walking, talking cat who goes out into the world to make his young master’s fortune. It is an adventure of the side-kick hero, of the loyal friend and devoted underling who has only his own exquisite wit and industriousness to help him on his quest. It is also a story with one of the most enigmatic and perplexing protagonists in fairy-tale culture

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    child growing up will be enamored by the lustrous glorified ending of a fairytale; most notably Walt Disney’s. As this child progresses into maturity a realization of how the world actually revolves occurs demeaning their once happy thought. Charles Perrault wrote his version of Cinderella to appeal towards the naïve, yet inquire those with sophisticated intellect. A mask is created by the mysticism of magic and buoyant endings. Beneath that masquerade lies wretchedness within family and how at

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    One difference is the diction used in these pieces. Perrault uses cultured and elevated diction such as “christening” and “proclamation” to create his fantasy world for the fairy tale (Perrault 399). In contrast, Atwood uses scholarly and pedantic words such as “transcend” and “puritanical” to construct her piece criticizing fairy tales (Atwood 407). Along with differing

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    Feminism and Fairy Tales

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    fairy tales present “cultural norms which exalt passivity, dependency, and self-sacrifice as a female’s cardinal virtues.” Rowe presents an excellent point, which can be supported by versions of the cult classics, “Cinderella” and “Snow White”. Charles Perrault’s “ The Little Glass Slipper” and the Brothers Grimm’s “ Snow White” exemplify the beliefs that females are supposed to be docile, dependent on the male persona and willing to sacrifice themselves. In many cases, when strong female characters

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    Charles Perrault's Blue Beard

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    Analysis of Blue Beard by Charles Perrault Introduction Bluebeard, a fairytale by Perrault, is about an affluent man who is known and revered on account of his despicable blue beard. Even though he has had several wives, their whereabouts are a source of mystery. As such, Bluebeard purposes to persuade one of his neighbor’s daughters to take his hand in marriage. Eventually, his efforts pay off and he ends up tying the knot with one of his neighbor`s daughters. After some time has passed in their

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    The Obedient Woman in Fairy Tales

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    husband. This meek, submissive female character reached its peek in Charles Perrault’s Griselda. Griselda is consistently abused through the entire story by her controlling husband, but she takes the abuse without complaint or protest. Her total obedience to her husband is rewarded at the end when she is reunited with her daughter, restored to her position of power, and finally treated with respect by her husband. Although Perrault may have intended Griselda to be a parody, the Grimm Brothers stabilized

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    Sleeping Beauty The selfless and subservient nature expected of women in the past have impacted the writing or portrayal of females throughout literature. In Charles Perrault’s fairy tales, not only does he demonstrate how willingly a woman will sacrifice her freedom of power by giving the powerful females of status servitude, but Perrault also illustrates how the role of dominant females is threatened when challenged. From Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, with the stepmother punishing and degrading

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    Perrault displays a stronger authoritative voice that breaks the interplay in the relationship of the narrator, the implied reader and the real reader. Through the validation of explicit authoritative narrative voice the relationship of intended reader to the narrator dismisses interpretation of designed moral of the real reader. Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont and Charles Perrault use the method of characterization by the use of narrative

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    Charles Perrault's "Cinderella" and Wilhelm and Jacob Grimms' "Aschenputtel" both feature a mistreated, yet kind heroine who, despite overwhelming obstacles, attends a ball and marries a prince. However, the similarities between these two versions of the fairy tale end here. While Perrault's version emphasizes the moral and materialistic concerns of his middle-class audience, Grimms' focus is on the harsh realities of life associated with the peasant culture. Perrault immediately connects with

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