Analysis Of The Little Mermaid By Hans Christian Andersen

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Famously well-known author Hans Christian Andersen has many: published novels, plays, songs, and poems including The Little Mermaid (Andersen, 2014, pp. 53-72). A story about a mermaid who is fascinated by the human world and quickly falls in love with a human prince, making problems not just for her, but everyone she loves. (Andersen, 2014, pp. 53-72).Through make-believe and fantasy, Andersen is able to take people to new and exciting places that lead to fun adventures while also putting in a good theme to learn along the way. Andersen’s works have been told and re told for many years now. They never grow old or tired, showing their lasting impact on literary fairy tales. Which is why many call him “the father of modern fantasy” (Anderson, …show more content…
Her and her sister are forced to stay in the kingdom so they are safe, but for one time on their fifth teen birthday, they are allowed to go the surface to take a peek of the human world. It is finally the little mermaids turn to go up, as soon as she does she sees a ship with a handsome prince on board, she falls in love with him. Soon after that, his ship starts to sink, the little mermaid saves the prince and even more now longs to be with him. She seeks the help of the sea witch, who makes a deal with the little mermaid. The deal is the sea witch will give her a potion which will give her human legs, but it will be super painfully to walk, in exchange for her voice. The little mermaid HAS to make the prince love her back and marry him in order for her to gain a human soul; if she does not then she will die and lose everything. When she gets to the surface, she finds the prince and befriends her. They become very close, but sadly he finds another girl and marries her instead. The little mermaid has chance to save herself, but she has to kill the prince in able to do that. In the end, she realized she loved him too much to hurt him, she chose to lose her life. Instead of dying altogether, she becomes a spirit daughter of the air, who must do good deeds for humans for 300 years in order to regain an immortal soul (Pondent, …show more content…
As the years past, Andersen wanted to become an actor, so he ran away to Copenhagen at the age of fourteen and worked at the Royal Theater. He also attended Copenhagen University, where he struggled greatly with about everything. He was not the smartest and or brightest in school, many of his teachers gave on him, telling to give up and do other things. He did not listen, instead during his schooling and afterwards, he would write little small poems and stories down to help him deal with everything going on in his life, “Andersen spent many years traveling and writing poems, books, and plays” (biography.com). That is what he knew he was really good at, so he decided to stay focus on writing. “Andersen 's work first gained recognition in 1829, with the publication of a short story entitled "A Journey on Foot from Holmen 's Canal to the East Point of Amager." (biography.com). After a while everyone loved his works, they all had his own personal touch, “Andersen put many pieces of his own life into his fairy tales” (biography.com). After a great career, he would lose his amazing life to a battle against liver cancer in

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