Essay on The Brothers Grimm 's Snow White

1143 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
During an individual’s childhood, everyone must have heard of numerous fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan and etc. A number of fairy tales have a particular message to the audience, such as Hansel and Gretel taught children not wander around, yet we listened to the stories we were told and never questioned them. As we got older and read the stories again, we can perceive that certain fairy tales can illustrate negative messages. One of the pessimistic influences of fairy tales is the portrayal of the women, particularly of the princesses. In this essay, I will examine the Brothers Grimm’s “Snow White and discuss the role of women and how they are portrayed in fairy tales.
Snow White is a classic example of a fairy tale as there are imaginary elements called dwarves, the magic mirror and poisoned apple and it consists of a huntsman, prince, princess and an evil step-mother. A fairy tale is a story for children about imaginary and magical beings and places. This type of genre is usually a short narrative can consist of merely one page or more pages and sometimes to the length of a novel (Warner). In a number of fairy tale, it includes particular characters like an evil step-mother, elves, a prince, princesses, witches, etc. Additionally, each fairy tale has its own symbol, which makes it easy to identify the tale, for example, the glass slipper in Cinderella, Pinocchio’s long nose and the magic lamp in Aladdin. Furthermore, the fairy tale “genre…

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