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    Hans Christian Heg: A True Scandinavian-American During Scandinavian immigration to America, many Scandinavians arrived in uncertain of what they would accomplish but far surpassed their own expectations and set examples of successful assimilation into American culture. Assimilating into American culture was no easy task. For the majority of Scandinavians who left their home, their hope was to escape hardships and start a new life without religious discrimination, harvests that were sufficient to feed themselves and their family and earn enough money to get out of debt. Depending on when and where an immigrant chose to settle, these factors may or may not have been possible. The sooner they immigrated, the better off they tended to be. For…

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    Introduction While it is noted that original fairytales tend to be darker and more frightening than recreated versions of the tales, there is a strikingly similar amount of violence and unhappiness within Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale “The Little Mermaid” and Disney’s reimagining of the same story. At the same time, both fairytales and their reimagining’s are supposed to have a clear message, usually regarding some kind of moral value. Unlike the similar happenings of violence in the two…

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    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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    For starters, Disney had this ideology that magic can solve anything, and that fairy tales aren’t meant to be realistic. In fact, it’s become so that people have this predetermined view of fairy tales that is linked to “fantasy” and “fairy tales being unattainable”. Fairy tales, as intended, were supposed to echo real life, and be grounded enough that people could relate to them or take something away from them. Take, for example, the Hans Christian Anderson tale The Little Mermaid. In the…

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    Hans Christian Anderson’s short story “The Little Match Seller”, or “The Little Match Girl”, offers a look into the harsh realities of what life was like for children living in extreme poverty. The main character of the story undergoes a tremendous amount of grief throughout the story because of her low financial status and her inability to escape the harsh winter she is exposed to. Anderson’s use of setting, conflict, and figurative language develops the themes of suffering and loss by…

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    Written in 1844, The Snow Queen or Snedronningen by Hans Christian Andersen is a unique and feminist tale about the journey to adulthood, however with deeper analysis through both a psychoanalytical and feminist perspective it is evident that the underlying themes of this fairy-tale reflect the views of a patriarchal society. The Snow Queen, is centred around a young boy, Kay, whose complex personality is represented by Gerda, his childhood friend, and The Snow Queen. Although this fairy-tale is…

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    “The Little Match Girl” written by Hans Christian Anderson is a short fairytale of hope in the darkest of times for a poor little girl. Written in December 1845, The Little Match Girl tells the tale of a young child, trying to sell matches on the cold night of December 31st to avoid being beaten by her father at home. To prolong her inevitable freezing to death by she lights matches to try to keep herself warm, to distract herself dreadful conditions and to try to keep warm. The matches she lit…

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    back, and Anansi is left with no-hit he does not learn his lesson. 6. The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen: The story is about a little duckling born in a barn. He is mistreated by his siblings and all the others. One day he decides to run away, and ends up being taken I by a woman, only to be driven away by her animals. The little duckling matures into a beautiful swan, and is no longer bullied for being an ugly little duckling. 7. The Mitten, Jan Brett: This Ukrainian folktale begins…

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    “Once upon a time” is an idiom most people associate with the beginning of a fairy tale. Fairy tales from 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…

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    accomplish this desire. Adults worry about children not experiencing a “proper childhood” and will give them content to fabricate an idealist encounter of life. When adults conceal the world from their children, most of the children will believe in the fantasyland presented to them. With children as well as adults, movies secured a way of sending people into another reality. However, pertaining to children movies function as an aid, keeping children in a stage of innocence. Disney Animated…

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