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Analasys of Russian Fairy Tales

- Fairy tales, as we call them in english are stories we read to small children. This title however, is actually quite misleading. While some of the stories do, in fact have fairies in them, many of them revolve around the doings of giants, ogres, imps, kings and whatnot, and never even mention a fairy. In Russian fairy tales, however, they are a bit more honest. These Russian stories are divided up into many categories. The word skazka means "story". In russian, they have lshebniyi skazki, or “magical tales,” skazki o zhivotnykh, or “tales about animals,” and bytovye skazki, or “tales of everyday life,” to name only a few of the many categories russian "fairy tales" can be titled under....   [tags: fairy tales, Russia, ]

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Gender Stereotypes in Fairy Tales

- Fairy Tales have been around for generations and generations. Our parents have told us these stories and we will eventually pass them down to ours. In this time of age the most common fairytales are Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and The Beast and many more. Children idolize their favorite character and pretend to be them by mimicking everything they do in the stories. The character’s behavior is what is viewed as appropriate in society. These fairy tales show a girl and a boy fall in love and live “happily ever after”....   [tags: Gender Roles, Fairy Tales]

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The Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm

- The social role of fairy tales during the time of the Brothers Grimm was to amuse and communicate morals to a wide audience. The Grimms’ were innovative in the way that they created fairy tales, as well as delivered them. The Brothers Grimm did not write the fairy tales themselves, but rather collected folk stories from citizens of nearby towns and cities in Europe. The people who contributed stories were both upper and lower class. The people came from diverse cultures as well as different genders and ages....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales]

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The Grimms ' Fairy Tales Literary Analysis

- The Grimms’ Fairy Tales Literary Analysis The Children’s and Household Tales, more commonly known as Grimms’ Fairy Tales were first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. Although the title suggests otherwise, the vast majority were not intended as children’s tales. Containing violence, gore, and suggestive references, the stories were not well-suited for children. The stories were didactic at a time when discipline relied on fear and were written as “warning tales” for children....   [tags: Brothers Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Fairy tale]

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Fairy Tales: Changing with the Culture and Community

- Once upon a time, there was a literary genre commonly know as fairy tales. They were mystical and wonderful and a child’s fantasy. These fairy tales were drastically misunderstood throughout many centuries, however. They endured a hard life of constant changing and editing to fit what the people of that time wanted. People of our own time are responsible for some of the radical changes endured by this undeserved genre. Now, these fairy tales had a young friend named Belle. Belle thought she knew fairy tales very well, but one day she found out just how wrong she was....   [tags: culture, fairy tales, cinderella, critical theory]

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Childhood Stories: Versions of Fairy Tales

- Childhood was a very interesting time of life for me. Through everything that I had gone through growing up, still I always remembered the story tales that had been read to me over the years. Although The Three Little Bears and The Three Little Pigs were different stories, they both contained few similarities as well as many differences. The similarities in these two stories would be the significance of the number three and two characters invading the privacy and territories of unexpected families....   [tags: childhood, fairy tales, ]

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Fairy Tales and Gender Roles

- Fairy Tales and Gender Roles Some things about fairy tales we know to be true. They begin with "once upon a time." They end with "happily ever after." And somewhere in between the prince rescues the damsel in distress. Of course, this is not actually the case. Many fairytales omit these essential words. But few fairytales in the Western tradition indeed fail to have a beautiful, passive maiden rescued by a vibrant man, usually her superior in either social rank or in moral standing. Indeed, it is precisely the passivity of the women in fairy tales that has led so many progressive parents to wonder whether their children should be exposed to them....   [tags: Fairy Tales Gender Socialization Essays]

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Oscar Wilde and His Fairy Tales

- Oscar Wilde and His Fairy Tales I. Introduction Wilde, Oscar (Fingal O’Flahertie Wills) (b. Oct. 16, 1854, Dublin, Ire ?d. Nov. 30, 1900, Paris, Fr.) Irish wit, poet and dramatist whose reputation rests on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere’s Fan (1893) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1899). He was a spokesman for Aestheticism, the late19th-century movement in England that advocated art for art’s sake. However, Oscar Wilde’s takeoff of his enterprise and, his shaping of his characteristic style of works could be both considered originating from his fairy tales....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales Literature Essays]

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The Effects of Fairy Tales in Anne Sexton's Cinderella

- Fairy tales have always been focused towards children ever since Walt Disney took over the industry of remaking these stories. He took out all of the gore and some of the violence to make it more acceptable for children. With Anne Sexton's version of Cinderella, she brings back the gore and violence to its full capacity just like with the original Brothers Grimm story. Sexton's poetic version of Cinderella gives a humorous and eye-opened twist to this classic fairy tale. What brings all of these stories together is the way they all socialize women to make them naive....   [tags: how fairy tales socialize women]

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Fairy Tales : A Timeless Fairy Tale

- ... Last but not least, the most popular version of “Cinderella” was written by the Brothers Grimm. This version of “Cinderella” is far more sought-after than the previous two versions, “Even Asehenputtel, or Ash-Girl, the Cinderella immortalized by the Grimm brothers, has a good deal of moral fiber”(Galenet). Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, commonly referred to as the Brothers Grimm, were known for writing all of the eminent fairy tales. The German authors portrayed Cinderella as an oppressed prisoner within her own living space, living with people who torment her day in and day out; nevertheless, she keeps a level head and stays positive while being kind....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Sleeping Beauty]

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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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The Significance and Development of Fairy Tales

- ‘Once upon a time...’ a staple of the fairy tale. They take place in the next kingdom over (usually one comparable to Europe) and in the past, normally when there was still a monarchy and the majority of citizens were peasants, perhaps because it was in this age when folk stories really began to grow in popularity. It’s obvious why these stories were so common in the 17th century - tales of princes and princesses, life and morals, good defeating evil were exactly the thing to entertain at night while doing your chores....   [tags: fairy tale, morality, transition, brutality]

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Fairy Tales Through The Ages

- ... This helped them grow their interest in German folktales as they aged. After high school, they enrolled in the University of Marburg to study law and where they, “became interested in folklore, linguistics, and the history medieval Germany” (Diamond 1). Once the brothers had read up on folklore, they began to create their own dark stories. These stories were originally intended for adults, but as time went on, they realized children were reading their stories as well, so they created stories for children, “Their tales were actually intended for adults…As they began to realize that many of their readers were children, they changed some of the stories to emphasize many of the domestic valu...   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm]

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The Point of Fairy Tales

- It might be surprising too many 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....   [tags: Bella in the Wild, a modern fairy tale]

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The True Value Of Fairy Tales

- ... Tatar concludes the article by offering her belief that fairy tales are kept alive by our emotions. Our imaginations thrive on being able to escape into different worlds that are filed with mythical creatures, and it is through our emotional responses to these experiences that the behavior and ethics that guide us through our adult lives are created. In An Introduction to Fairy Tales, Tatar demonstrates great clarity in her use and explanation of numerous references. To elucidate her opinions towards fairy tales, she refers to illustrious people, such as David Copperfield, Charles Dickens, and Hans Christian Andersen....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale]

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Fairy Tales By Charles Perrault

- ... Similar to Perrault’s version, Danielle’s father named Auguste de Barbaracre marries a rather insidious women named Baroness D 'Gent. However, we get more detail regarding each of the characters, hinting at a more complete modern story. We find out Danielle’s father is a nobleman and dies suddenly from a heart attack (Ever After). Like Perrault’s story, Danielle has two stepsisters Maguerite and Jacqueline, however Jacqueline is kind to Danielle. Perrault writes, “She had, by a former husband, two daughters of her own, who were, indeed, exactly like her in all things” (Perrault 1)....   [tags: Cinderella, Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale]

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The Telling Of Fairy Tales

- Robin Ganz Ross Borden ENG 373- Essay #1 October 16, 2015 Fairy Tales The telling of fairy tales has changed tremendously as they have been around for a great amount of time. As a child, fairy tails are read by someone who is older, that understands the deeper meaning of the tale. The Brothers Grimm tales were not meant to be for children because of the content that they contained. In Zohar Shavit criticism, he made the point that as time went on, fairy tales were transformed into ones that were more appropriate for children that did not contain all of the violence, sex, and dark meanings....   [tags: Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood]

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Disney Fairy Tales : Similarities And Differences

- Everyone at some point in their lifetime has seen or 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 titles, plots, characters, conclusions of the stories, and how they state the happily ever after....   [tags: Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty]

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The Portrayal Of Women From Fairy Tales

- The portrayal and role of characters in fairy tales is often something limited to gender; the adherence or deviation from those prescribed expectations is what labels a character 'good ' or 'bad ', particularly in the case of women. Female character were expected to be 'good ', which was described as following the rules and being submissive to embody the idea of femininity, and commonly described only by how beautiful and fair tempered they were. Women with outstanding characteristics outside the idea of femininity, such as ambition, vanity, greed, or want of authority, were handed the roles of the wicked witches, ogres, stepmothers, or were simply unimaginably ugly and made a point of de...   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Fairy tale]

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The Moral Value of Fairy Tales

- Fairy Tales As a son to a mother who is in love with fairy tales, I know a little about them. Everyone has heard of the common stories such as Cinderella and Hansel & Gretel. But these are your common bedtime stories. There’s other versions of these stories known as, Grimm’s Fairy Tales. They’re far more interesting and less childish in my opinion. They also have a very interesting background and development story behind them. The reason why I’m writing this is because as humans we love to tell stories....   [tags: grimm, children, journey]

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The Display of Culture in Fairy Tales

- Fairy tales are children’s first introduction to different cultures of the world. A click of heels or sprinkling of magic dust can transport children into the jungles of Africa or the countryside of England. Amongst the magical wands, princesses and frogs are the beliefs and customs of the tales’ origin. This is evident in two variations of the fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs”. For example, Andrew Lang’s English version “The Three Little Pigs” represents the culture of England. Likewise, Joel Harris’ African version “The Story of the Pigs” represents the culture of Ethiopia....   [tags: Comparison, Teaching Children]

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The Faces of Evil in Fairy Tales

- As children, we hear many stories about the interactions between good and evil. Since each story or fable have different characters, the description of evil and good are different from one another. The good character will have different characteristic compared to evil one. “There are relatively few ways to do good, but countless ways to do evil, which can therefore have a much greater impact on our lives, and the lives of others beings capable of suffering. “ written by Plato. This saying could be the same for how the characteristics of good and evil effect how we see characters in fairy tales....   [tags: The Little Red Riding Hood]

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An Analysis of Fairy Tales

- Sagas about princes and princesses, beauty, magic, and love, fairy tales like Snow White and Cinderella among others have become children’s favorite bedtime stories. However, as parents tuck their sons and daughters in, they fail to realize that there is a much more daunting purpose to these stories. American writer and poet, Jane Yolen suggests that fairy tales indicate life values. Furthermore, Yolen insists that these tales are “thumbprints of history” (Yolen 27). Studying fairy tales in depth, she proves that the “functions of myths” consist of “creating a landscape of allusion [and] enabling us to understand our own and out culture from inside out” (Yolen 18)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Telling Nature of Fairy Tales

- The Telling Nature of the Fairy Tale Fairy tales have been part of the human experience from the beginning. Whether they have been written or oral they have been passed down for centuries. One of the most interesting features of fairy tales is how they can carry history along with them. Moving from culture to culture, decade to decade, or even century to century. Carrying with them bits and pieces of the previous cultures/times histories and values. Leaving with the new owners of the tales hints of a time past, or hints to their own cultures beginnings....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Summary Of ' The Fairy Tales '

- ... He was late out for the pictures, I had to convince the photographer to stick around, and that ‘yes my husband was in fact going to turn up.’ When he came out, his eyes were red and I could tell he’d been crying. He just took my hands in his trembling ones, and smiled for the photo. It was always that simple with him, with us. People didn’t think we would make it work, that we couldn’t possibly, but we did, regardless of our hardened and reasonably unsupportive families. Oliver, in particular, lived in an extremely stoic household; patriotism wasn’t just a passing belief, it was a God-given way of life....   [tags: Life, Emotion, Big Day Out]

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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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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 Obedient Woman in Fairy Tales

- Fairy tale heroines are usually portrayed as weak and submissive characters. They are the damsel in distress, the girl who needs to be saved from the wicked stepmother or witch, and the beautiful daughter in need of a 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....   [tags: griselda, charles perrault, cinderella]

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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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The Evolution of Fairy Tales

- Fairy Tales have enchanted people for generations. These stories have long been sources of entertainment and moral education, weaving together elements of fantasy with values. Today, fairy tales are often dismissed as children’s stories; however they have permeated popular culture. There are countless versions of these classic tales, with movies, books, and songs recounting the ever so familiar tales as well as colloquial phrases alluding to them. However, some critics argue that beneath the innocent and whimsical demeanor of fairy tales, lie the suppressive values of the dominant culture....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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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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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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An Analysis Of Jacob And Wilhelm Grimm 's ' Fairy Tales '

- Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have long been gone from this earth. Their impact, however, remains significant. One of the most lasting inheritances that the modern world has received from the Brothers Grimm is that of the classical, traditional form of the fairy tale. Part of that form is setting, most often seen as the fairy tale forest. This paper reflects on the importance of forests to the Grimms and their fairy tales. While all of my findings are as yet preliminary, they show distinctly that the forest is the predominant agent for change in Grimms’ fairy tales....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Germany]

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Fairy Tales And Their Purpose

- Fairy Tales and Their Purpose Fairy Tales are made of many different ideas. There is no exact author because there are many versions. The beauty about Tales is that anybody can make it their own. Because ones imagination is unique, many come up with ideas to slightly alter the tale to make it their very own. very always leave the readers thinking, and leaves the reader to interpret a moral. There are many different lessons an audience can take from just one tale. However, Different versions of “Snow White” are comparable to each other because they all show the positive and negative aspects of the expectations that society has on each gender....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Female, Girl]

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The Fairytales And How Theses Fairy Tales Teach Children

- In this chapter, I will examine the messages that are given to young children through fairytales and how theses fairy tales teach children the moral way to live. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” (Albert Einstein) Having a hero who has to face challenges and conquer evil and a wicked villain, helps a child to educate himself and understand how to cope with real life situations that they will come across in their own lives, because every character in the fairytales is the child....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Hansel and Gretel]

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Feminism and Fairy Tales

- In a society unbridled with double standards and set views about women, one may wonder the origins of such beliefs. It might come as a surprise that these ideals and standards are embedded and have been for centuries in the beloved fairy tales we enjoyed reading as kids. In her analytical essay, “To Spin a Yarn: The Female Voice in Folklore and Fairy Tales”, Karen Rowe argues that 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”....   [tags: Karen Rowe, Cultural Norms, Women]

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Fairy Tales By ' Little Red Riding Hood '

- When anyone thinks about a children’s fairy tale the most common ones that can come to mind is “Little Red Riding Hood”. Fairy tales convey a hidden message to children. Like how in “Little Red Riding Hood” the message is to not talk to strangers. Fairy tales have been created to help children understand things in a fun and enjoying way. Not every kid can learn and understand things the same way; it all depends on what they have been taught and exposed to in their life. There is controversy between the way these messages are conveyed to young children, like how in “Little Red Riding Hood” the story ends with Riding Hood and her grandmother being eaten by the wolf which can be frightening to...   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm]

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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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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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Fairy Tales Analysis

- Fairy tales have been read to children for many years by parents hoping these tales of heroines and heroes would provide a fun and interesting way to teach moral and values. Fairy tales provide children with a fun and entertaining way to deal with strangers. Children learn that when you don’t follow the rule and talk to mysterious strangers you’re put into situation that can cause pain or suffering to others. Fairy tales such as the Brothers Grimm version of “Little Red-Cap” provide a great deal of morals and values....   [tags: moral, values, children, Little Red-Cap]

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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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Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm

- Introduction: Fairy tales were a big part of my childhood. I started my research on fairy tales written by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. Fairy tales often have a character that goes on a journey or an adventure. During his journey he encounters mystical beings that help or hurt the characters success. When I was a child, my grandparents would tell my sister and I stories like “Jack and the Bean Stalk” and “Little Red Riding Hood”. My grandfather would always act out the part of the wolf or the giant, while my grandma told the story....   [tags: childhood, disney, fables]

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Fairy Tales Are An Essential Part Of Literature

- ... Before discussing gender stereotypes it must be made clear the distinction between sex and gender. Cranny-Francis describes sex as the "basic physiological differences between men and women, i.e. distinctions relating to genitalia and reproduction dispositions" (Veselá, 2014). Where as gender "is used to term the differences between men and women that are not biologically given but given by upbringing under the terms of a certain society or culture” (Veselá, 2014). Within fairy tales the female protagonist is presented as “good,” beautiful, helpless and naive, while the female antagonist is “evil,” malicious, and intelligent (Patel, 2009)....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender studies]

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Fairy Tales: Reflection of Societal Dysfunction

- ... The characters in fairy tales become true for her when she has to live under the controlling of Captain and his ideology, fascism. The willing to believe in fairy tales is existent and choosing to follow the forest nymph who leads her to the faun in the labyrinth first visit she is the action of a rebel. As Guillermo Del Torro, the film's director of Pan's Labyrinth, he states: "Fascism is the absolute lack of imagination, the absolute lack of choice, and the most masculine expression of power." Under its cruel restrictions, people are prohibited from thinking for themselves....   [tags: Pan's Laberynth, story analysis]

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Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales History

- Fairy tales, they are my favorite type of stories. I know they have a moral lesson, I also know the tales contain some source of magic or mythical creatures. Fairy tales are known for their happy endings as well. My experiences with these tales were mainly associated around the friendlier, modern versions. As I began to notice that these modern tales were too happy for me, I came across a book with work from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. I immediately fell in love with their style of Fairy Tales, so I began to read those tales....   [tags: fiction, magic, mythical creatures]

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Fairy Tales Influence My Writing

- I grew up on fairy tales. I was told stories, poems, shown movies and sung lullabies. Fairy tales have been a big part of my life so far, and I hope that they will continue in this way. Fairy tales come in different forms. Some are nursery rhymes, others are ballads, and still others are scary stories that make children – and some adults for that matter – quiver in fear. As a child I was brought up on the good kind of fairy tales, the ones that despite having a villain, the hero always won. The fairy tales that had musicals and happy, picturesque scenes of animation....   [tags: brothers grimm, disney, shakespeare]

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Fairy Tales

- Fairy Tales Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are famous for their renditions of some of the most beloved children's fairy tales. Among the hundreds is the well known (Schneewittchen) Snow-drop. This fairy tale is in many aspects common, imperfect, and vulgar, as are most of the fairy tale translations of the Grimm Brothers. These characteristics are what depict the Grimm fairy tales. The tales were primarily written to entertain and relate to the common peasantsof the 1800's. The stories are not what you would call a perfect fairy tale in that the end is not always as you would predict, but there is always a happy ending....   [tags: Fairy Tale Change Evoution Essays]

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Classic Fairy Tales: Annotated Bibliography

- In his evaluation of Little Red Riding Hood, Bill Delaney states, “In analyzing a story . . . it is often the most incongruous element that can be the most revealing.” To Delaney, the most revealing element in Little Red Riding Hood is the protagonist’s scarlet cloak. Delaney wonders how a peasant girl could own such a luxurious item. First, he speculates that a “Lady Bountiful” gave her the cloak, which had belonged to her daughter. Later, however, Delaney suggests that the cloak is merely symbolic, perhaps representing a fantasy world in which she lives....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Roses in Fairy tales: Traditional Belief vs. The Language of the Flowers.

- There are several elements that make up a fairy tale. Some of these elements are specific details that so picky that a story’s interpretation can be reversed into a completely different meaning. One of the most famous elements within fairy tale literature is the rose. The rose has been a long time symbol of romance and love. However there are many types of different roses and some species are only native to certain areas. Then besides the fact of species and location, one must also take into account color symbolism as well, which also varies by culture....   [tags: Elements of a Fairy Tale]

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The Fairy Tales By Louis And Francois Briffault And Little Red Riding Hood

- The fairy tales become interesting as they have different kinds of endings that sums up in the end, one might give us a lesson about talking to stranger and the other might give us a lesson about being clever. It can be seen in different stories that there is a different meaning to it. It is interesting that the authors give out their imagination differently, we can notice something that sums it up to be unique. Sometimes the morals of the stories are same, but the deeper meaning to it is completely different....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale]

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Theories of Psychology in Fairy Tales

- Theories of Psychology in Fairy Tales Many parents read fairy tales to their children. Young people are able to use their imaginations while listening to these fantastical stories. Filled with dragons, witches, damsels in distress, and heroes, these tales stay in the mind children for years to come. However, these young listeners are getting much more than a happy ending. Fairy tales such as "The Goose Girl", "The Three Little Pigs", "Cinderella", and "Snow White" one can find theories of psychology....   [tags: Papers]

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An In-Depth Analysis of Fairy Tales

- More Than “Kiddy” Stuff: An In Depth Look At Fairy Tales. Esteemed German poet Johann Schiller insists, “Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life" (“Fairy” 1). Fairy tales are unique because they focus all which is moral and corrupt into a short, compact story. The story directly arrives to the plot leaving nothing to ponder. From there, fairy tales branch out and explore each superior characteristic a person should obtain and their opposites....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Fairy Tales within Victorian Society

- At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Puritans viewed fairy tales as inappropriate literature because they believed fairy tales to be a form of witchcraft. The attitude toward fairy tales soon changed when the Brothers Grimm published their two-volume collection called Kinderund Hausmarchen or German Popular Stories. Overnight, fairy tales became an acceptable form of literature. This sudden popularity raises some related questions: What are the reasons behind the increased popularity of fairy tales....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Puritan Culture]

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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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The Truth About Princesses in Fairy Tales

- Once given birth to a beautiful baby girl, often parents refer to her as their little princess; when having a newborn girl, that baby girl will often get all the attention from her surroundings, she will be showered in the most adorable dresses; cute shoes , baby clothes that say “princess” on it and either a bow or a bedazzled head band, perhaps a room that is nothing but pink, letters on her wall over looking her crib saying “Mommy’s little Princess”. There is nothing wrong with spoiling your baby girl....   [tags: gender roles, fiction vs reality]

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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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Social Attitudes and Fairy Tales

- Social Attitudes and Fairy Tales   For hundreds of years, parents have been enthralling children with stories of magic and wishes coming true. Fairy tales are passed from one generation to the next through oral tradition, and, in modern times, books. As various societies develop, fairy tales are changed to fit the needs and morals those societies want to impress upon their children. Thus, the style and content of a fairy tale is directly affected by the social attitudes of a particular society at a particular time....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Universal Acids in Fairy Tales

- Universal Acids in Fairy Tales Dennett's idea of universal acid can be found in many aspects of human civilization. Darwin's universal acid was released into the scientific world as other forms of acid were being released and eating away at foundations society had taken centuries to set up. With the foundation quickly crumbling it became the task of several self selected individuals to patch up the cracks that were quickly becoming giant holes. Universal acid is an idea or thought that has the potential power of disintegrating long held beliefs or truths....   [tags: Dennett Civilization Essays]

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Fairy Tales Have a Negative Impact on the Development of Children

- According to Bruno Bettelheim in “The Uses of Enchantment,” he talks about how fairy tales present life's problems to guild children's development. To grow safely into maturity, a child needs to be given guidelines about how to deal with unjust hardships or obstacles they encounter on the way to adulthood. Bettelheim says that fairy tales offer solutions in ways that a child's level can understand. Fairy tales state existential dilemma briefly and pointedly, which permits the children to see the problem....   [tags: Elementary Education, early childhood education]

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Advertisements, Codes and Fairy Tales

- Advertisements, Codes and Fairy Tales Many advertisements use codes to convey a fairy tale to consumers, usually resulting in a happy ending. This occurs at the expense of the price and means being set aside. Most advertisements rely heavily on visual props and sometimes on text to convey their meaning. These codes are open to many interpretations. This ad is no exception. It uses the visual code on many different levels, and the text is there mainly for explanatory purposes. These codes all have references to the story-line of Magic: two sorcerers using spells to fight each other over imaginary regions of land....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Fairy Tales Shape Our Childhood and Our Future

- Introduction: Fairytales are usually short stories about fantasy characters and are told using the typical “once upon a time” intro. The addition of magic can also be used within a fairytale. Fairytales are usually farfetched stories about these characters that normally would not talk in real life, communicating and speaking like normal human beings. They are children’s stories about magical beings and creatures. They are often fabricated stories that may have hidden meanings but they usually are not as child like as we make them out to be....   [tags: literary analysis, short stories]

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The True Life Of The Disney 's ' Fairy Tales '

- ... With this example Gilbert exemplifies a scenario that someone took what life gave them lemons and they made lemonade. But what I do question is, would any other ordinary person off the streets response the same way, enlightened by an experience that didn’t have to occur. (Gilbert 2004). Similar to the previous example used, Gilbert believes the fact is that a year after losing the use of their legs, and a year after winning the lotto, lottery winners and paraplegics are equally happy with their lives....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Feeling, Happiness]

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Mr. Fox And The Fiction And Fairy Tales Together

- Mr. Fox is one of the most enchanting and interesting books that I have read recently, and Helen Oyeyemi is also a highly inventive storyteller. She combines the reality, the fiction and fairy tales together, creating different characters and plots. Some characters are serious or ironic. Other characters can fall in love immediately with others or kill their lovers. I can feel the warm atmosphere when the characters are docile and romantic, and I also can feel the pains when characters stuck in the puzzles....   [tags: Love, Fiction, Romance, Christopher Nolan]

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Bettelheim's Theory: Fairy Tales Clarify Realism

- There is nothing more precious and heartwarming than the innocence of a child. The majority of parents in society want to shield children from the bad in life which is appreciated. Within human nature exists desires of inappropriate behavior; envy, deceit, selfishness, revenge, violence, assault and murder. The most well-known fairy tales depict virtue and the evil in life. Even more important, the form and structure of fairy tales suggest images to the child by which he can structure his daydreams and with them give a better direction to his life....   [tags: Cinema]

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Language Analysis: The Brothers Grimm and Fairy Tales

- Every person on earth knows a language, rather it be spoken or signed. According to the Linguistic Society of America’s website, ("Linguistic Society of America," 2012) linguistics is the systematic study of language. The study of linguistics includes the study of the sub-fields of language. These subfields include; phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The English language is a Germanic language, which is branch of the Indo-European language family. Other languages on the Germanic language branch include; German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian....   [tags: phonetics, phonology, linguistics]

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Princesses In Fairy Tales

- “Beauty and Splendor”: The Ascribed Role of Princesses in Fairy Tales Fairy tales have long been known as stories told to entertain children. Throughout the years, these stories have been passed along from one generation to the next as a method of teaching historical and moral lessons. However, we often do not give adequate attention to the stereotypes created with the common motifs in these tales. More often than not, fairy tales are based upon royalty and young women in fairy tales are obligated to become the ascribed role of princess....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Tales That No Kid Will Ever Know

- ... When in High school, once students read the original, more sophisticated tales rather than the child appropriate version, they realize many of these stories are weird, cruel and gruesome. One person from his perspective “had taken it for granted that everyone loved and respected fairy tales as much as I did, and I could not understand why anyone should take a stand against them.” (Gág 1). Therefore he is disappointed to learn the reason these fairy tales are inappropriate for young children and would have a reason to be controversial....   [tags: Fairy tale, Brothers Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales]

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- Fairy Tales I love to see Professional Dances, such as ballet and Riverdance. But what is even better is seeing dancers who aren’t professionals. I love going to see Dance Studios Dance Recitals. What I really like about them is that it shows up much people like to dance, but doesn’t show true talent. Not to long ago I attended Dave Ragnacci’s School of Dance recital, Fairy Tales. This play was set up as if every scene was a fairy tale story. When the curtain opened, it started, as the dancers were all different fairy tale characters, such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, ect....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shrek as a Parody of Traditional Fairy Tales

- Shrek as a Parody of Traditional Fairy Tales Shrek is a computer animated film which parodies traditional fairy tales, this means it is an amusing imitation of something original, in this case the film, another way to explain what I mean is Shrek satirises traditional fairy tales, by copying elements from them and changing them to make them humorous. In traditional fairy tales, there are certain ingredients, which make them into what they are. Firstly, there would be a tall, dark, handsome prince, who will slay the dragon or forces of evil, on his way to rescuing the princess....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Significance of the Number 3 in Fairy Tales

- Significance of the Number 3 in Fairy Tales Numbers do not exist. They are creations of the mind, existing only in the realm of understanding. No one has ever touched a number, nor would it be possible to do so. You may sketch a symbol on a paper that represents a number, but that symbol is not the number itself. A number is just understood. Nevertheless, numbers hold symbolic meaning. Have you ever asked yourself serious questions about the significance, implications, and roles of numbers. For example, “Why does the number ten denote a change to double digits?” “Is zero a number or a non-number?” Or, the matter this paper will address: “Why does the number three hold an understood and...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Use of Isolation in Two Fairy Tales

- The Use of Isolation in Two Fairy Tales The social evolution from the Enlightenment to the Romantic Age altered the usage of reason in literature by instituting elements of imagination and mysticism. Likewise, the usages of certain concepts in literature can reflect social attitudes of the author’s environment. One such concept that is common to both Ludwig Tieck’s “Fair-Haired Eckbert” and Wilhelm Wackenroder’s “A Wondrous Oriental Fairy Tale of a Naked Saint” is the isolation of characters. Isolation, as the cause, or simply as an indicator, of suffering in these two literary fairy tales is a notion that is successfully used to dictate the spiritual fates of the characters in each story....   [tags: Literature Writing Literary Concepts Essays]

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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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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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Fairy Tales Paper: A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood

- As we look back on the history of fairy tales, we find that they are stories passed down to generations through the oral tradition that generally include a moral or pervading theme that is meant to aid the listener. One characteristic of oral stories are the variations that often occurred with each retelling as a result of errors in translation and interpretations, as well as changes driven by the storyteller’s desire to share a particular point of view with the listener. A modern twist on these variations is evident in children’s literature today....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tator and Mad Shadows by Mari-Claire Blais

- In “The Classic Fairy Tales” by Maria Tator and “Mad Shadows” by Marie-Claire Blais, both texts deal with the idea that suffering and understanding are deeply connected. The authors aim to prove that suffering and understanding go hand in hand in order for change to occur. In “The Classic Fairy Tales”, Beauty and the beast, Snow White and Cinderella, will explore the relation between understanding suffering via transformation, desire, and physical injuries, when compared and contrasted with Mad Shadows....   [tags: suffering and understanding are deeply connected]

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The Fairy Tales of Gun Control

- When a madman in Dunblane, Great Britain rampages and kills 16 children, it was the fuel politicians needed to fire the anti-gun movement. Great Britain banned the sale and ownership of handguns in 1997. But nobody expected the surge of violent crime that followed. Britain's rate of assault, robbery, and burglary now exceed those in the United States. Murder and rape figures are now getting closer to U.S. rates. Between 1997 and 1999 were the highest murder rates in the past 10 years. According to Dr....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Worth of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson's "the Passion"

- When saying that there are certain folk or fairy tales about herself, Jeanette Winterson could not be more right, because there are indeed several myths surrounding her person. For many people Winterson's sexuality is the golden key to her public persona. Although she correctly states that `[she is] a writer who happens to like women, [and] not a lesbian who happens to write' most critics are only too willing to interpret her writing in an autobiographical way and restrict her to the literary persona of a lesbian writer only....   [tags: European Literature]

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Fairy Tales and Honesty in Shakespeare's King Lear

- Fairy Tales and Honesty in King Lear Shakespeare's King Lear, though it was written four centuries ago and is set in the far-distant mythological past, still carries a moralistic message with it today. Like traditional fairy tales, the authors of which Shakespeare owed a great deal to in creating the plot of this play, the entire play is set up to illustrate a single flaw in the human condition and teach a lesson about it. This lesson is the importance of honesty. Shakespeare hints at this throughout the play, but the lesson is finally stated explicitly in the last speech of the play, given by Edgar: "Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say" (5.3.393)....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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