Hans Christian Andersen

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  • The Little Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen Analysis

    Whether it be “the Bible” or an American classic, “the Giver,” writers have found their guides through the work of others. The common source of inspiration has caused an upward trend in certain genres, uplifting many along the way. Although authors are influences by different muses, Hans Christian Andersen’s original work, “The Little Mermaid”, has become an afflatus to authors whom created versions close to his work. The story of “The Littler Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen begins with Ariel, daughter of the Sea King, the youngest of six children. She was the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye amongst the sisters and had “skin as clear…

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  • Archetypal Elements In The Little Mermaid By Hans Christian Andersen

    be relevant and helpful guidelines to follow. “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen is the tale of a young mermaid who makes some…

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  • Analysis Of The Ugly Ducking By Hans Christian Andersen

    The ugly ducking a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen was a commonly found bedtime story for children. The story of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffer physical and verbal abuse from those around him due to his grotesque appearance. Only till he mature into a beautiful swan, then started to be loved. A story that exhibits the weightiness of appearance in every society, even the bedtime story for children. Do physically attractive individual are more likable compared to…

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  • Symbolism In Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid'

    Fairy Tales are an important means used to teach life’s basic truths to children. These stories contain deep moral beliefs that sculpt basic understanding of right and wrong for society. Throughout time they have been adapted to a more child friendly form, even so that the film industry now bases child-oriented movies on classic fairy tales. Fairy tales, such as Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”, appeal to a sense of romance, adventure, and the fight between good and evil. Society…

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  • Comparison Of The Little Mermaid And The Little Mermaid

    Many children’s stories have thousands of versions, each one using literary license to change things. Some versions of stories change the culture, the lessons learned, and sometimes even change them to completely different stories. Either way, through time children’s stories have changed. How and why have children’s stories changed overtime? This is best seen through two different versions of The Little Mermaid, the Disney version and the original Hans Christian Andersen version. Each follows…

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  • The Little Mermaid Comparison

    Single Sea Foam to Married Mermaid The original The Little Mermaid, written by Hans Christian Andersen, and the Disney version are closer than I had first thought. It turns out that Disney had only changed the ending to fit the Disney-fication process, besides adding music. The original piece isn’t as sad as thought. I’m glad I got to actually sit down and read Andersen’s version of The Little Mermaid. Both versions of The Little Mermaid follow the six-step formula for a Shakespearean comedy.…

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  • Analysis Of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid

    around the world represent their culture’s values. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author who lived from 1805 to 1875. His “The Little Mermaid” represents Danish culture. Western Europe, including Denmark, was facing an influence of liberalism in the mid-nineteenth century. Walt Disney was an extremely successful American entrepreneur and animator; in 1923, he founded one of the most valuable and recognizable companies in the world. Walt Disney’s empire adapts many classic fairy tales,…

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  • Comparing Frozen And The Snow Queen

    In our previous post, The Disneyfication of Pocahontas and the True Story of Uleleh, we explored the origins of the Disney film Pocahontas and discovered that it has a deeper, more complex history than we thought. In today’s post, we delve into another Disney film, Frozen, which is said to be based on the fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Interestingly, there are speculations that Andersen’s fairy tales were actually inspired by Norse mythology, so we decided to examine The…

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  • Odysseus Journey In Homer's Odyssey

    courage will still be shown in the little ways, each spring you sharpen your sword you’ll bargain with the calendar and at the moment when death opens the bock door you'll put on your carpet slippers and stride outside.”(Anne sexton 39-48) At the last moments the main character realized it was worth it the journey they people called life was fulfilled for them. Years Passed as this person was old and they fought off death for they family and for themselfs. At the end of their journey they knew…

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  • The Mighty Mermaid Analysis

    Tale of the Mighty Mermaid When people think of Disney fairy tales, most immediately associate with fun, happy endings, imagination, and dreams come true. While this is not inherently wrong, it seems they can take it too far. Historically speaking, the majority of fairy tales intend to impart life lessons, values, and morals. However, when Disney sets out to create fairy tale films, ultimately, they tend to alter the original story line so much that the original context tends to…

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