Giambattista Basile

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  • Little Red Riding Hood Literary Analysis

    Little Red Riding Hood by Thompson, is a European based fairy tale that revolves around a Big Bad Wolf and the young girl (Red Riding Hood). The girl walks through a forest to deliver some snacks to her grandmother. A Big Bad Wolf accosts her and makes attempts to kill her, but she outwits him. The wolf stealthily goes to the girls’ grandmother and swallows her. He then puts on grandmother’s clothes to mimic her so that he could lure the girl into his jaws. The girl is however wise enough to…

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  • Similarities Between Of Mice And Men And The Gift Of The Magi

    At some point in life, everybody has had dreams, hopes for the future, whether it be as a child, teenager, or adult. In the novel Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck and the short story “The Gift of the Magi” written by O’ Henry, hope is used as a theme and plot device driving the story forward. However different, in these stories the theme of hope/achieving goals can and is seen, George and Lennie's hope to have a better life vs. Della and Jim’s hope for a nice Christmas, how they go…

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  • Donkeyskin's Cinderella Literary Analysis

    In earlier eras, fairy tales served as a medium to strengthen feminine nature by contrasting women with extreme beauty or profound evil. Feminine nature deals with an ability women have anatomically that differentiate them from men; childbearing. Although, that doesn 't imply all women must give birth, their bodies are simply structured that way. However, men twisted this idea of feminine nature to take on a different meaning; a meaning revolving around infirmity and submissiveness. Women 's…

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  • Analysis Of Cinderella By Anne Sexton

    Most people have read or heard of the stories of Cinderella or saw a movie of the traditional princess story which always seems to have the same cliché “happily ever after ending.” In the poem “Cinderella,” written by Anne Sexton, she switches up the old-fashioned mythical story by adding in a touch of mockery and telling the story with her sense of reality. Sexton’s sarcastic tone being used in the poem causes the readers to identify and get a sense of the message the version of her story gives…

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  • Analysis Of The Grimms Brothers And The Little Snow White

    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm was popularly known as the “Grimms Brothers”, were characterized as one of the most dramatic writers in the 19th century. They were categorized by their short, simple sentences, colloquial language, and their well-organized approach to craft writings. Their writing was entitled Little Snow White, it was released in 1937 and it was about Snow White, a princess who falls into a deep, death-like rest after taking a bite from a poisoned apple. My impression about this…

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  • The Little Mermaid Movie Analysis

    Plot Structure of The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid, a fairytale that is made by a Danish author named Hans Christian Andersen is different than the film that we all know and love, which is adapted by Disney. The Disney version of the story has a happier and lighter tone so that it would fit their audience. The version that was created by Hans Christian Andersen has a slightly darker ending. So here is how the original version of The Little Mermaid goes. From the story, the Little Mermaid…

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  • Snow White Once Upon A Time

    Kerilyn Musnuff Once Upon A Time The character I chose is Snow White, in Once Upon A Time, Snow White is much like she is in other versions except some things she does and says are different than the other versions we have read so far. There was a curse put on Snow White and Prince Charming and the only way they could get rid of the curse is by giving up their daughter, Emma. They were to meet again when she turns 28. In Once Upon A Time, Snow White never gets much rest. She is very worried…

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  • Into The Woods Play Analysis

    The musical Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book) is a compilation of fairytales with a unique twist of life’s hard lessons after getting what you “wished” for. The play’s main story line is composed of well-known fairytales such as: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the bean stock. These fairytales are all intertwined in order to help the protagonist (the baker) collect all the ingredients the witch has asked for in order for…

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  • Theme And Symbols In The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series: Cinderella

    My topic for the research paper will be on The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series: Cinderella by Judy Sierra. This anthology has 24 versions of the Cinderella folktale from around the world, representing a broad range of cultures, geographical areas, styles, and variations on a basic premise. For this research essay, I plan on contrasting the themes and symbols between some of the stories as well as on how the cultures play a role in them. One of my comparisons would probably include Disney’s…

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  • Once Upon A Mattress Analysis

    The Princess and The Pea By: Lily MacNeil-Kitscher and Madolyn Hodges “A princess is a delicate and dainty thing” sings the prince’s over-protective mother in the story “Once Upon a Mattress,” a version of the fairytale Princess and the Pea. The Princess and the Pea is a story about a prince who is looking to marry, but he will only marry the most sensitive woman that he can find, because only the most sensitive woman is a true princess. This story has been adapted by many authors and…

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