Colleen Atwood

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  • Beauty And The Beast Vs Edward Scissorhands

    “A tale as old as time”—that infamous saying which refers to the inevitability of the beautiful falling in love with the beast, the inescapable revelation of seeing that which is good in the grotesque. Though the elements of this tale extend all the way back to the ancient story of Cupid and Psyche, not taking on many of the contemporary and recognizable aspects of the story till the 18th Century with Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's “La Belle et la Bete” which then was shortened and rewritten by Jean-Marie Leprince de Beaumont; the latter version becoming a much more popular and base-line text for future adaptations”(Barchilon 23). The story has been adapted countless times in literature and is most modernly well-known by the 1991 Disney animated adaption. However, not all adaptions agree that the beautiful can commingle with the grotesque. One modern adaptation that obliterates the happy ending of this type of tale is Tim Burton’s 1990 grunge fantasy film, Edward Scissorhands. While the film takes on many of the classical elements of the Beauty and the Beast narrative such as characterization and motifs of compassion and monstrosity, and otherness , it also divests from it, especially in regards to setting, denouement, and moral. When examined in conjunction with De Beaumont’s “Beauty and the Beast” Edward Scissorhands unmistakably takes on the key elements of a fairy tale, but Burton’s divestment from the classic transformation of the beast provides…

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  • Fairy Castle Research Paper

    add to the story or change it in order to make it a completely different story. Each tale brings a different perspective of another tale which demonstrates all the endless possibilities of how many times if could have had been told, which in my opinion it adds more mystery behind the real story. These tales were later engraved in a miniature castle that Colleen Moore creates in the year 1935. Colleen’s Fairy Castle depicts the idea of magic by illustrating different settings from various…

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  • The Handmaids Tale And Never Let Me Go Analysis

    individuals within society are not permitted to fulfil their complete potential. They are restricted from one of the essential aspects of growing up – identity. This sense of trying to gain and discover identity reminds one of the feminist movement in the seventies which aimed to enforce equality between genders, since women may have wanted to participate in things, for example, work. But since they were females they weren’t allowed to, which would cause difficultly when trying to identify with…

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  • Anaphora In The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood

    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian novel set in a future America. In it, a woman named Offred is a Handmaid in a republic called Gilead. Offred—whose name stems of-FRED--is one of many fertile women forced to carry the children of their masters in order to make up for declining births in the years past. With her old life erased, Offred finds herself provided for with daily necessities: a conservative red habit, daily bread, and a suicide-proof room to stay in. Provided with…

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  • Archetypes In There Handmaids Tale, By Margaret Atwood

    There Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood. It is a dystopian novel wrote in 1985. The story is told from the point of view of Offred and switches between the present time, and the time before then with the events as to how she got into the situation she is in. The main character 's name is Offred. She is a handmaid to a wealthy family. A handmaid is a fertile woman who would provide the family she works for with children. In the beginning, Offred resists Gilead, the place where she lives. She…

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  • Morning In The Burned House Summary

    In “Morning in the Burned House,” Margaret Atwood suggests that when recalling the past there is a tendency for a person to desire dwelling in the past instead of living in the present, therefore there must be a destructive force in order to reinforce reality and continue progress. The author of the poem carefully chose the title as it reveals a lot about the entire meaning of the poem. Atwood used words such as morning, burned, and house in the title. Morning might be a connotation of a new…

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  • Food Industry In Oryx And Crake

    Food is one of the most important resources on Earth; everyone needs to eat to live. The worldwide need for nutrition creates a massively wealthy industry. Food production is a large scale business, and maximizing profits is the most important element of this industry. Margaret Atwood creates a parallel of this greed in her book Oryx and Crake. The food industry in Oryx and Crake is much more dramatically adulterated: meat and other food products have been mostly replaced with soy, and some…

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  • The Goon Squad

    Motif of Identity In A Visit from the Goon Squad, a variety of characters are presented through each section, marvelling the reader with their unique complex backgrounds that are evidently linked. The motivations and language for each dramatis personae outlines their distinct purpose in the novel, yet their interconnected paths overlap due to one shared attribute, their hunt for identity. Through a psychoanalytic lens, this motif is considered a personification of Jennifer Egan's struggles…

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  • Silence In Austen's Sense And Sensibility

    In her Sense and Sensibility, author Jane Austen uses the titular values to analyze the societal institution to which the female characters are restrained. This critique features the presentation of one’s emotions and sensitivities, but more important than what is expressed, however, is what is not. Through the limitations of the period’s etiquette, Austen illustrates that the restraint of one’s tongue may aid in verbal combat, but may also hold one linguistically captive. Similarly, poet…

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  • Loss Of Freedom In The Handmaid's Tale And The Bath By Janet Frame

    Introduction The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Bath by Janet Frame both show the extraordinary loss of freedom humans can suffer in their lives. These talented writers have portrayed this theme through skilful use of characterisation, setting and imagery. In dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, antagonist Offred is stripped of her freedom by a theocracy. This government demand single women to be surrogates for rich, barren couples. In the short story, The Bath by Janet Frame, a…

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