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    of possibility: “Nancy’s license to engage in extra-domestic activity and participate in the conventionally male universe of mystery and adventure serves to liberate her from restrictive codes of female conduct.” (Siegel 1997, 174) She rejected many social conventions of the past and embodied the ambiguity of shifting expectations for feminine behaviour in the 1930s. As I will argue, this is particularly true in terms of Nancy Drew’s interrogation style and interactions with male characters; however, this is not as evident in descriptions of her physical appearance. Nancy Drew was not the only female detective to appear in the 1930s. Agatha Christie, for example, published her first novel staring amateur detective Miss Jane Marple, The Murder at the Vicarage, just six months after the first Nancy Drew story hit shelves. Miss Marple upholds many female stereotypes when it comes to her interrogation style; an elderly spinster, Miss Marple and the other women in the village of St. Mary’s Mead collect clues through gossip. While she is observant, often incidentally gathering evidence simply by being out in her garden, Marple has no set procedure for discovering clues. Though she is interested in local mysteries, Marple does not interrogate suspects, nor does she actively pursue information (Christie 2011). She portrays more traditional ideas of femininity: a woman who stays home, socializes and is somewhat nosy – not necessarily intelligent, but certainly observant.…

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    development of the facts recovered by Miss Marple; they then are turned into a stone cold foundation of evidence. Throughout pages 1-71, the setting changes from Gossington Hall, to the Dance Hall where Josephine Turner and Ruby Keene were both employed at the time of the murder. During pages 72-141, more details surrounding the murder of Ruby Keene are beginning to become uncovered, motives are being released, and alibis are being given. The characters introduced throughout this portion of the…

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    The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood With so many different types and forms of folklore one off the more classical types of folklore is fairytales. Fairytales are one of the oldest pieces of folklore as they have had many different variations to adapt to few cultures and have usually had good morals or messages to the children they are targeted to. One of the most known fairytale is the story of “Sleeping Beauty.” “Sleeping Beauty” has lasted for generations ever since it was published in late…

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    off as Goldilocks knocking on the Bear’s house, after Goldilocks beating on the door too see who's there and it became ajar after hitting it over and over,she went in and ate their food, finding the one just right. She got tired and wanted to sit down and she broke a chair. Then she went up stairs to lay down and took nap. Now the family came back. So far we can see that all of the actions she has done is in her benefits, but the actions of little red are much different, because she trying to…

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    opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” (Walt Disney). Curiosity is an advantageous tool for life. It leads to many situations, such as the positive ones of Walt Disney’s. In Disney’s situations, he made his curiosity run on creativity. As shown in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney was a very creative individual. True love’s kiss shows that Walt Disney was imaginative. It all started when Snow White’s stepmother,…

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    experiment was conducted asking a mixed group of female and males to write a list of jobs and traits for males and females. The experiment revealed, “most of the secretary, assistant, or housework was categorized under female while lawyers, CEOs, and higher-up positions were designated to males; and [the] same held true when testing for personality traits” (Green). We accept tales as they are and as we grow up, we learn from the books we read and the characters we admire, hence children are…

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the story of Snow White who is exceptionally beautiful whose jealous stepmother orders for her murder but later realises that she is alive somewhere far away with seven dwarfs. This is when she visits Snow White disguised as a hag and drugs her with a poisonous apple that puts her to sleep which could be broken only by the kiss of true love. Cinderella tells us the story of a young woman who ends up living with her wicked stepmother and evil stepsisters after…

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    to talk about how language gender and power are portrayed in children’s fairytales. Fairytales are those innocent and indispensable bedtime stories that have practically been a child’s practice for many generations. For instance, who hasn’t heard of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or Snow White? We all grew up with these bedtime stories and are so familiar with their tales and characters that we scarcely have the time to figure out the real message which they are trying to convey through them.…

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    So Grendel had committed a crime when all the others had been sleeping. Grendel has this gene that makes him more wanting to do murder because he has this gene. I think that Grendel should still get punished but maybe not the same way as all the other get punished because he has the warrior gene. Grendell can't do anything about this warrior gene he has. He can't stop himself from killing warriors when they are sleeping. Grendell didn't live in the best environment when he was younger so that…

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    becomes responsible for numerous murders that leads to his mental state deteriorating. In the beginning, Macbeth was described as a loyal and virtuous nobleman; however, after he was told by three witches that he would become king, Macbeth decided to kill him, Duncan, in order to seize the label. Macbeth then started developing paranoia and insomnia, that got echoed through his other killings later on. Paranoia is the excessive delusions of persecution from others, or exaggerated self-importance…

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