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    Reading Journal 1 It seems to get ahead within the world of the Grimm’s tales, one must be good. To be more specific, characters who seem pure, innocent, righteous, and virtuous seem to get ahead. On the other hand, those who seem greedy, cruel, or self-interested seem to be portrayed as villainous. Also, most heroes within these stories, seem to be intelligent, or at least smarter than the villains. However, in some stories this concept does not seem to be present. In today’s world, most…

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    Little red cap is the original story and hoodwinked is the fractured story. What make hoodwinked a fairy tale is that it is linked with little red cap and is not the same but the main features are changed for example granny in hoodwinked is active and all about living life and in the little red cap she is sick in bed. Some of the massive differences is that the recipes are being stolen, that red is a bit mouthy, no one dies in hoodwinked. Some of the things that are similar is that there is a…

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    "The figures in fairy tales are not ambivalent-not good and bad at the same time, as we all are in reality. But since polarization dominates the child's mind, it also dominates fairy tales" (Bettelheim 9). The purpose of a fairytale is to teach morals in a memorable way. One way to ensure that it is memorable is to include dark, scary characters. The appearance of the characters is essential. Beauty is an important characteristic in fairytales and the bad characters are indicated by being ugly…

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    Paper #1 – Little Red Riding Hood In The Classic Fairy Tales, Bruno Bettelheim states that Little Red Riding Hood’s failure to fight back or to resist in any way led him to declare “that the girl must be stupid or she wants to be seduced” (4). Similar statements have been used to describe rape victims for many years, regardless of their actions and appearances. In many versions of “Little Red Riding Hood”, Little Red has been described by authors as “a pretty village girl” and “a dear little…

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    Upon a Time, discusses the breadth and oeuvre of the fairy tale genre, delving into its progression into children’s literature and the darkening of themes in recent years as part of a reclamation process. The novel is presented as a history of the fairy tale, spanning from the first mentions of the worlds of faery, on into the 21st century to look at adaptations, particularly film and theater re-imaginings of the words and worlds of the fairy tale. However, in the opening prologue, Warner offers…

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    realized the beloved Disney tales were not the originals, I immediately wanted to find them. I searched high and low until eventually my parents purchased a hardbound leather edition of The Grimm’s Fairytales for my birthday. I remember sitting down as soon as we got home to start reading the collection. The stark realization that these were not the Disney versions was immediate. For my semester project I would like to explore the evolution of the fairytales from the original tale to modern day…

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    The Fairytale titled The Bremen Town-Musicians was published by the brothers Grimm in their collection of fairy tales, Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1812). The tale itself has a long cultural legacy, with adaptations to stage, film, animation, and a series of sculptures depicting the main characters, the donkey, the dog, the cat, and the chicken stacked on top of each other. It being a fairytale, it is rife with imagery and metaphor, basic building blocks for meaning and lessons in allegory. So what is…

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    In Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretations of Dreams, he spoke of the Oedipus Rex, which is also known as the Oedipus complex. Where in most cases the son kills off the father in order to marry and get with the mother (Freud, 816). Freud believes that all men have these desires in their id but their superego ends up compressing these thoughts. The reason for this is because society rejects these impulses and so we must learn control our urges. Notice how, in the last sentence instead of placing a…

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    Fairy tales have changed dramatically throughout the years. Think of a well-known fairy tale that you grew up with… Now think about how many different versions of that fairy tale you have seen or heard over the years… One of the first fairy tales that I remember is Little Red Riding Hood. The first version of this fairy tale was written in 1697… however since then the story has been retold many times with each author using different plots, settings, themes, characters and techniques to retell…

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    Once Upon A Nightmare: An Analysis on How Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, Gender Roles, and Feminism Have Given Rise to Fractured Fairy Tales and Feminist Fairy Tales. Once upon a nightmare there was a businessman who wanted to create an empire. However he needed costumers and a product at that, but who could he get, a consumer source untapped? After a few thoughts, an idea popped in his head, “Children!”, he thought and he began to form his plan. For the product, he took old stories and made them…

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