Sleeping Beauty Essays

  • Sleeping Beauty: The Evolution Of Sleeping Beauty

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    Sleeping beauty is considered to be one of the main elite Disney princess . The evolution of Sleeping beauty from the original Grimm brother tale and the modern Disney is a not known by many . Sleeping beauty is said to be your stereotypical beautiful princess with her golden flowing hair and clear eyes .In the Disney’s version of sleeping Beauty princess Aurora is cursed to fall in a deep slumber at the touch of a needle

  • Sleeping Beauties: An Evolution

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    story, Sleeping Beauty, we notice that the earlier versions of the story are more crude and “adult” and as time passed on, the story evolved to become more suitable for a younger audience. Sleeping Beauty became a story of “rape, adultery, sexual rivalry, and attempted cannibalism” (Hallett, 1) to the clean and innocent Disney version we know today. The three versions of Sleeping Beauty that I will compare are Sole, Luna, E Talia (Sun, Moon, And Talia) by Giambattista Basile, The Sleeping Beauty in the

  • The Story Of Sleeping Beauty

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    BEDILU Addis Bedilu Tiffany Langston English 2 Pre-Ap 5/14/2014 Change is inevitable….or is it? Why do folk’s tales exist? To preach a moral to people? Or is it to simply entertain? Like the Disney animated classic Sleeping beauty and its predecessors did. This story of the sleeping beauty horrified children throughout the ages yet as time went by it became more sanitized and cleaned up. But ironically the more it became kid friendly the more popular it became. As society changed the morals and ideals

  • Gratification In Sleeping Beauty

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    Nick Sorantino Mrs.Micale Fairy Tale Research Paper January 17th, 2014 Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty is a literary folk tale written by Italian poet Giambattista Basile. In Italy during the seventeenth century, a husband, regardless of his status in life, was expected to be the superior head of the household and show appreciation to his wife and child. A wife was expected to adhere to her husband, and the children were expected to be respectful and heed to their parents. Women were also wonted

  • Characteristics Of Sleeping Beauty

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    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

  • Sleeping Beauty Analysis

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    The story of Sleeping Beauty has been told and retold many times over the past few hundred years. The classic fairytale originally called “Briar Rose” was documented by the Grimm Brothers in their collection of german folk and fairytales, called Children 's and Household Tales. Sleeping Beauty was first published by the Grimm Brothers in 1812 and it found the spotlight once more when Disney Studios retold it in 1959 but modern audiences have been falling out of love with traditional fairy tales and

  • Criticism Of Sleeping Beauty

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    The Self-effacing and Compliant 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

  • Different Versions Of 'Sleeping Beauty'

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    There are many versions of Sleeping Beauty that we looked at. The first version that we read was the Giambattista Basile story. The story was called Sun, Moon, and Talia, and this version was very different from the others. The story takes place at a country mansion located somewhere in the woods. The major characters in the story include Talia, Sun, Moon, the King, and the Queen. It starts off with a great lord who was blessed with a birth of a daughter, and he named her Talia. As time flew by,

  • Tragic Stereotypes In Disney's Sleeping Beauty

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    until about age 13, I thought that Disney’s, Sleeping Beauty, was the most eminent movie ever. Until I reached age 14, I never noticed any female stereotypes or problems with feminism in this 1959 Disney classic. As I am growing up, and noticing more and more issues in different movies, I am beginning to recognize the issues in Disney films, especially Sleeping Beauty. The most problematic stereotype portrayed in the major motion picture of Sleeping Beauty, is the theme that physical appearances are

  • Disney's Medievalesque Sleeping Beauty

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    Disney's Medievalesque Sleeping Beauty "It was not once upon a time, but in a certain time in history, before anyone knew what was happening, Walt Disney cast a spell on the fairy tale. He did not use a magic wand or demonic powers. On the contrary, Disney employed the most up-to-date technological means and used his own American "grit" and ingenuity to appropriate European fairy tales. His technical skills and ideological proclivities were so consummate that his signature obfuscated the names

  • Differences Between Sleeping Beauty And A Kiss In Time

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    A Kiss In Time We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty right? About how she pricked her finger on a spinning wheel only to fall asleep and be woken up 100 years later by true love's kiss. Well, what if I were to tell you that instead of waking up 100 years later, she woke up 316 years later and was forced to live in modern times? That’s what happened to Princess Talia of Euphrasia in Alex Flinn’s, A Kiss In Time. Both the original Sleeping Beauty, by the Brothers Grimm, and A Kiss In Time have

  • The Reality as Opposed to the Disney Versions of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty

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    converted movies and often, producers alters the original tales to grasp the attention of a large audience. However, some of these interpretations hide the primary interpretation. The original interpretations of the Disney classics Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are greatly reinvented from the original fairytales Sun, Moon, and Talia and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs because of the brutal nature of the treatment women in these original forms. Although there are differences in certain aspects from the

  • The Difference Between The Sleeping Beauty In The Wood And There Was Once By Charret Atwood

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    children’s literature. Many tales are revised or retold to teach different morals to the younger generation (Joosen 129). By addressing the differing modernist views that people have today, “There Was Once” changes the way that fairy tales like “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood” were viewed as educational items for young children to assist in the teaching of morals and even prompts changing some elements

  • Sun, Moon And Tali The Four Different Versions Of Sleeping Beauty

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    All four Sleeping Beauty stories have one thing in common, Sleeping Beauty always pricks her finger on a spinning wheel/flax. In Sun, Moon, and Talia, the story takes place in a country house. Talia gets raped by a king who finds her in the country house and she gives birth to two beautiful children named Sun and Moon. Talia is awoken because one of the twins had sucked the splinter out from underneath her finger. There are several major characters of which include, Talia, Sun, Moon, the King and

  • Compare And Contrast Sleeping Beauty And Sleeping Beauty

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    stories, youth often equates to beauty; as old age does to a scornful, maybe even evil person. A well known example of this being the differences between Princess aurora (also known as Briar-Rose) and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. I watched Sleeping Beauty as child over 10 years ago, and I saw Maleficent about 2 years ago when it came to theaters. When I first viewed these two Disney versions of the story, I never knew the original version of “Sleeping Beauty.” When I watched Maleficent I wanted

  • Interpretation Of Sleeping Beauty

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    ago...” Thus begins Disney's film version of the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” automatically giving its viewers a sense of a seemingly historical past. Most, if not all, people raised within Western culture are familiar with the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale and the story about a young girl being cursed to prick her finger on a spindle only to be awakened again by a true love’s kiss. Imagine instead a different version of Sleeping Beauty... THERE were previously a king and a queen, who were both so

  • Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Critics

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    traditions and literature provide a template to the identities of various cultures. Sleeping Beauty’s classic tale of a beautiful princess takes a central precept that previous patriarchal archetypes dominated during the 17th Century. The archetypal perceptions of women resulted from conscious and unconscious literature influenced by male-dominated perspectives and social standards. The tale of Sleeping Beauty is influenced by oral folklore and various written versions. Today fairytales are told

  • Briar Rose Archetypal Analysis Essay

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    In the twenty-first century, children still spend countless hours reading fairy tales. They read about their favorite heroes, witches, villains and damsels in distress. One story that has lasted all this time is the tale “Sleeping Beauty.” An older version written of the tale was written by the Grimm Brothers, which was named “Briar Rose.” The fairy tale of “Briar Rose” been around for hundreds of years and has inspired many other versions to follow such as “Snow White.” “Briar Rose” is appealing

  • The Princesses in Disney Movies

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    is all about. The Disney Princesses are consumed of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Belle, Pocahontas, and now Brave. They are loved by millions, and are featured all over America, everything from cups to costumes. Combined with Disney’s already popular image, the princesses of his stories created the image for “princesses of all princesses”. However, the roles and functions of Walt Disney’s Princess (ex. Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Snow White (1937) have changed significantly

  • Disney Princesses: The Development of Self-identity in Children

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    because different traits of the princesses depicted may result in different experiences of having certain characteristics in children. Hence, the classic and recent Princess films give children their own illustration of princesses characteristics and beauty respectively.