• Ballet Sleeping Beauty And Ballet Comique De La Reine
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    Both Ballet Comique De La Reine and Sleeping Beauty have some similarities of the royal French Court such as costumes, some social dancing, mannerisms and scenery. They were both very expensive and lavish ballets. The first act of Sleeping Beauty is a portrayal of what the royal French courts were like around the same time as Ballet Comique De La Reine. But, both ballets have differences, especially in the time and location of the ballets. Besides the fact that Ballet Comique De La Reine was fiv...
  • Alice In Wonderland Children Dodgson
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    Through the writing of Lewis Carroll in the story Alice in Wonderland the difference between fantasy and reality can be seen through the eyes of a child. The stories created by Carroll are a combination of make believe stories made to entertain children he talked to on an almost daily basis. Seen as odd by adults in society Carroll better associated himself with children because of his stammering disability when speaking. Carroll the man of many talents was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on Janua...
  • Laws Of Venice Belmont Antonio Shylock
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    The play, ^The Merchant of Venice^ by William Shakespeare has two main settings. One setting is Venice, a city where many businessmen live, a place full of unhappy and unkind people. It a world of commercial and law. Venice has been portrait ed by Shakespeare as the ^real^ world. The other setting is Belmont, a city which houses a rich, happy and sophisticated society of beautiful people. Belmont is a fairy-tale world of music and love. In this play it is evident that, good things occur in Belm...
  • Beauty And The Beast
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    Beauty and the Beauty in the Beast Once upon a time... The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beauty and ugly. There are many different variations and names to Beauty and the Beast. This famous fable has been passed down and ...
  • Fairy Tale Cinderella Society Prince
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    A Two Tale Comparison Thinking back to our childhood, we all remember hearing many kinds of fairy tales. Some of them inspired us others confused us, and most of them taught us valuable lessons. Through out centuries tales and stories have been used as a valuable tool to pass on our culture to new generations. There is a strong belief that these fairy tales mirror and influence society. All cultures interpret tales in their own unique way. They add and subtract various aspects of the tale to fit...
  • James Dickey Vs Tennyson
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    James Dickey's "On the Hill Below the Lighthouse" best reminds me of the Lord Alfred Tennyson. Upon first reading Dickey's poem, a deep yearning and sentimental emotion is achieved. There is a great sense of not regret but of something that the narrator longs for. This can be seen in the last stanza of the poem. "Now that I can be sure of my sleep; The moon is held strongly within it. A woman comes true when I think her. Shade swings, and she lies against me. Let us lie in the returning light; ...
  • Definition Paper Fairy Tale
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    Unlike any other form of literature or entertainment, Fairy Tales help children to discover their identity and suggest experiences needed to develop their character. In Bruno Bettelheim's "Life Divined from the Inside" Bettelheim states that "Fairy Tales intimate that a rewarding, good life is within one's reach despite adversity-but only if one does not shy away from the hazardous struggles without which one can never achieve true identity (Bettelheim 106). Anne Sexton's "Cinderella" is a perfe...
  • Psychology Of Fairy Tales
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    Once Upon a Psychological Theory Many parents read fairy tales to their children. Young people are able to use their imaginations while listening to these fantastical stories. Filled with dragons, witches, damsels in distress, and heroes, these tales stay in the mind children for years to come. However, these young listeners are getting much more than a happy ending. Fairy tales such as The Goose Girl, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and Snow White one can find theories of psychology. Erik Er...
  • Goethe's Faust Fairy Tale
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    Goethe Faust is rarely performed in the English theatre. The work is too arcane and often disturbs and confuses its audiences, also the stage effects, particularly the transformation scenes in Part II, are so difficult to stage convincingly, that it is no surprise that directors and theatrical managers steer clear of this classic work. However, the recent production of the two parts of Goethe Faust at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith tackled the work energetically and did not shy away from stres...
  • Shrek Princess Fiona
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    . Explain the looking glass theory and self-concept as they pertain to Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Prince Farquar. Your answer needs to address the components of self. In your answer, include how self-concept affects the way that they communicate. Remember that communication includes cognitive, listening and speaking processes. According to the looking glass theory, we use others as a mirror to see ourselves and we imagine what others think of us then include these imaginings in our self ...
  • Charles Wallace Meg Mrs Children
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    Madeleine L'Engle uses a creative mixture of three different story-book motifs for building the story line in her book A Wrinkle in Time. From beginning to end Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin go through adventure after adventure bursting with animated fairy-tale characteristics, a model preteen coming-of-age theme, and a subtle Christian suggestion. The three are intertwined naturally, and work well within the science-fiction twist of this very believable fantasy tale. The main character Meg Mu...
  • Merchant Of Venice Plot Structure
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    Show how the plot of 'The Merchant of Venice' is apparently fanciful but in reality exactingly structured." The Merchant of Venice is a fairy tale. There is no more reality in Shylock's bond and the Lord of Belmont's will than in Jack and the Beanstalk." H. Granville-Barker, in Prefaces to Shakespeare. This is one way of looking at the play, reading it or enjoying the performance. But it can be a contradiction to our actual feelings about this complex play. 'The Merchant of Venice' might appear ...
  • Oscar Wilde And His Fairy Tales
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    Oscar Wilde And His Fairy Tales. Introduction Wilde, Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) (b. Oct. 16, 1854, Dublin, Ire? d. Nov. 30, 1900, Paris, Fr. ) Irish wit, poet and dramatist whose reputation rests on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere's Fan (1893) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1899). He was a spokesman for Aestheticism, the late 19 th-century movement in England that advocated art for art's sake. However, Oscar Wilde's takeoff of his enterprise and, his shaping of his characteri...
  • Plot Structure In Blue Winds Dancing
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    AN ESSAY EXPLORING PLOT STRUCTURING DEVICES IN FRANCIS SCOTT FITZGERALD'S "OUTSIDE THE CABINET-MAKER'S" Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a conventional middle-western Irish family. Educated in several Catholic schools and at Princeton University he decided to seek perfection in writing and became famous overnight with his first novel "This Side of Paradise" (1920). Latter he married Zelda Say ress, a Southern belle. So she became Scott's both beloved wife ...
  • Analysis On Edward Scissorhands
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    Edward Scissorhands Su Khin Aung Tint Art 130 Professor A. Takayama 12/03/03 Term Paper: Analysis of Edward Scissorhands I chose 'Edward Scissorhands' as my movie to be analyzed because I was fascinated by this movie as a child. I used to watch it over and over again just to see this strange yet charming man with scissors as his hands, but only now I am able to connect the visual images to the themes of the movie. I believe Tim Burton has created a marvelous film in which he reflects himself as ...
  • Essay On The Work Of Propp And Levi Strauss
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    How relevant is the work of Propp and Levi-Strauss to the study of cinema This essay will focus on the different approaches to narrative structure employed by folklorist, Vladimir Propp and anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss to see if they can be applied to the study of narrative cinema. In his book, Morphology of the Folktale, 1928, Vladimir Propp analysed a group of Russian folk-tales in order to see if they all shared common structural features. As the title suggests he 'breaks down t...
  • Beauty And The Beast
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    Is there really such a thing as a feminist fairy tale? Fairy tales are ancient stories that entertain the masses and teach morals to children. They are considered oral traditions that are passed down through the centuries as a tool to teach children how to act and think. In today's society some of those moral messages are being questioned. Beauty and the Beast is an age old fairy tale that is not about the passive female role. Like most fairy tales of that time it is partially rooted in the nega...
  • My Brilliant Career By Miles Franklin
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    My Brilliant Career is a classic that is valued not only for its amazing insights into the uncertainties of adolescence but also for its social comments on late nineteenth century society. As a result of the novel being a semi-autobiographical account of Franklin's life, the experiences of the fictional Sybylla Melyvn seem genuinely real. The novel is a bildungsroman that describes the Cinderella-like transition of an awkward, teenager growing up in the country into a blossoming young country be...
  • Fairy Tale Child Cinderella Feelings
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    Bruno Bettleheim, the author of " 'Cinderella': A story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts," believes that "Cinderella" is one of the greatest fairy tales because it relates to something that everyone has to deal with at some point in their life, sibling rivalry. However, he believes that it goes deeper than that. The story reaches not only the conscious mind, but also the unconscious mind. He believes that the mind has two important elements in which it uses to influence how we behave and...