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    into song" (Nirenberg 23). Though originally products of medieval and Victorian literature, these female characters have been adopted into Walt's family and have so often been dipped in his colorful animation and sprinkled with his magical fairy dust that we have forgotten their origin and given them an identity that can only be described as, well, Disney. Let's start with the first Disney Girl, Snow White. Now, Snow epitomizes what "gorgeous" represented in the 1930s. In other words

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    story, guaranteed to thaw a frozen heart. Unlike the usual Disney princess story line where the girl has a poor life or things just don’t turn out like there suppose to, they wish upon a star, fall in love, then bibbidi-bobbdi-boo they have a happily ever after. Frozen strayed off from tradition and decided to go for more of a different approach. True love has always been a key concept for Disney films. Sleeping Beauty, true loves kiss broke the spell, Beauty and the Beast, true love broke the curse

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    heard of the Disney fairy tales such as the well-known Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and so on and so forth. However, what you might misconstrue is where these stories originated from. A majority of Disney’s stories are an adaptation of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales which aren’t nearly as exhilarating as Disney dipicts them as. However, how do the two stories compare and contrast to one another? The major similarities and differences between these two kinds of fairy tales can be found in the

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    Fairy tales are an integral part of American culture. From Grimm’s Fairy Tales --- what most people consider the “classic” or “traditional” stories --- to Disney movies, the idea of the fairy tale permeates our society. While the written fairy tale is, at its base, literary, the social sciences also can illuminate the origin and meaning of fairy tales. At a glance, Rumpelstiltskin looks just like any other children’s fairytale, but when further examined, new and deeper meanings are discovered

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    description of her physical coloring. This interplay between colors is explicitly used in many latter works which follow the fairy tale plot, such as Comedy: American Style. Poor pretty girl, treated badly by ________, saved by equally pale or golden tanned handsome prince, after many trails and tribulations. The tan coming from his many adventures into the wilds of fairy tale land and the sun exposure he endured to come to her rescue, not biology. "Olivia dreams he light skinned daughter Teresa marries

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    The Point of Fairy Tales

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    but Fairy tales have been so frequently reinterpreted in many cultures since they first originated. As far as we know, Fairy tales date back as early as 350 B.C. Scholars think that such stories were originally passed down orally from generation to generation and were an immediate success through out the decades. According to …. (2013) Fairy tales started off being intended for adults but eventually became a tradition of stories that parents generally read to their children. Moreover, Fairy tales

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    The commonly used saying, “they lived happily ever after,” originates from early fairy tales. Fairy tales are stories that feature fanciful characters that convey a moral to teach children lessons and values that they will keep for the rest of their lives. The original story of “Cinderella” by the Grimm Brothers and the later Disney version Cinderella (1950) are both descriptions of a legendary fairy tale of a kind and gentle girl who overcomes the rancor of her stepmother and stepsisters and ultimately

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    have been reading fairy tales to their children since the day they were born. Most children have The Three Little Pigs and all of the princesses memorized by the time they are five years old. By being read these fairy tales kids grow up believing their fairy tales will come true, but what kind of characters do mothers teach their children about? Each child grows up wanting to be one of these special characters. In fairy tales there are many commonly seen characters. Fairy tales always have a good

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    Children’s literature is a crucial part in aiding the development of children. The stories, along with fairy tales, in this type of literature have an impact on how children perceive their world. Fairy tales such as ‘Shrek’, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, ‘Cinderella’, and ‘The Little Mermaid’ all increase this impact. Also, “adding to the impact is the fact that children often listen to the same story over and over again, internalizing the message more with each hearing.” (Girls Will Be Girls

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    Realism In Briar Rose

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    human history. Briar Rose is an interesting book that connotes realism, optimism, and a sense of mystery in the timeless fairy tale ending, "and they lived happily ever after." Though "Briar Rose" is completely fictional, the storyline of Gemma reflects a great deal of truth in every modern fairy tale ending. Yolen's ability to craft a fairy tale story without the typical fairy tale ending is what sets this book apart. For example, the contrast of beauty and brutality of life during this period is a

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