Giambattista Basile

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  • Erklingss 'House Elves': Poem Analysis

    I believe that the poem tells a Muggle fantasy tale rather than showing that Muggles had any knowledge of a magical creature. Yes, Erl means elf and Erklings are related to House Elves and both Erklings and the Erlking in Goethe's poem attack children, but the similarities end there. The names of the two creatures are spelled differently. The creatures in the lesson are Erklings, whereas the creature in the poem was THE Erlking. One word can be transformed into the other by transposing two…

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  • Fairy Tales In We Were Liars, By E. Lockhart

    In the book We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart, there were many aspects of the story's that were not essential to complete this book, yet were added anyway to add flavor to the book and conceal the story’s ending until you get to the end, which ties everything back together. One of the aspects was in the way she uses fairy tales. In this book, every so often the author starts out the chapter with a fairy tale, in the beginning; it is harder for the reader to understand why that the fairy tales are in…

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  • Flying Carpet Analysis

    Millhauser already introduces us to a dream-like story, to a tale from the very beginning since the title is Flying Carpet. The reference is taken up on Aladdin's tale where the character rides a so-called flying carpet. However, Millhauser transforms this element of wonder into something that will later bring the character's resignation. The oxymoron "Flying carpet" is interesting considering that "flying" corresponds to the air and therefore to dream and wonder whereas "carpet" embodies the…

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  • The Giver And A Christmas Memory Analysis

    Dragons, witches, princesses, knights. These are the imaginary friends in so many children's lives. For young adults, those fairy tale characters give away to darker characters and more realistic situations. However, what do they all have in common? They live in stories. Two stories that are interesting are The Giver by Lois Lowry, and "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote. When Jonas in The Giver turns 12, he is picked for something special and finds out some secret things. Buddy in "A…

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  • Compare And Contrast Maleficent And Sleeping Beauty

    Maleficent is a 2014 American adventure fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Loosely based on Charles Perrault's original fairy tale and inspired by Walt Disney's 1959 animated film, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent portrays the story from the perspective of the eponymous antagonist, depicting her conflicted relationship with the princess…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Green Skittles

    It was Halloween night when my twin cousins, my sister, and I all went trick or treating but came back with no candy. The four of us decided to all dress up as skittles. I was the green skittle, my sister was the purple skittle, my cousin, Addie, was the red skittle, and my cousin Lanie was the yellow skittle. The only bad thing is that the four of us all live out in the country away from the city, so we have to go to random neighborhoods. Every year we try to go to a different neighborhood so…

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  • Enchantment In Fairy Tales

    The reading questions and discussion boards were particularly important in helping me analyze and research especially for my RA. For example, this particular question made me ponder upon several things until I researched and found something interesting to use for my RA. “George Cruikshank – “Cinderella and the Glass Slipper” Q: The stepmother is portrayed as proud, selfish and extravagant which makes her unjust and cruel, in contrast to Cinderella whose “disposition was even better than her…

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  • A Doll's House Opening Scene Analysis

    Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ went into production in December 1879 and was a triumph in Scandinavia and Germany. It did not garner the same praise in Europe as the London productions (1889) were criticised, the subject matter was interpreted as offensive and the representation of women was viewed as harmful (Worrall). This final interaction between Nora and Torvald is crucial as it is the powerful denouement. The analysis of this scene will encompass discussions of the elements of…

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  • Love And Hate In Edgar Allen Poe's Rapunzel

    Literature in this society that we have all come to know, love, and hate, has drastically changed. There could be multiple and various possibilities to why that is true. It could be a change of author, such as how it went from Edgar Allen Poe’s rise of fame as he portrayed his sick and twisted views into stories, to Stephenie Meyer’s rise in fame as she created a timeless love affair that made adolescent girls dream of marrying vampires and werewolves. It could be the theme, such as gothic like…

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  • The Stereotypes Of Fairy Tales

    Fairy tales are often pictured as the stories parents would be reading at bedtime to their children before going to sleep. Mostly made of extraordinary features and starting with the famous “Once Upon a Time” are the stereotypes of fairy tales. Actually, the term fairy tales comes directly from French that is literally translated from contes de fées. In 1698, Countess Aulnoy initiated the use of the term “Contes de Fées” for the title of a book, and others writers started using the same term…

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