• Fairy Tales Gender Roles
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    FAIRY TALES & GENDER ROLES Some things about fairy tales we know to be true. They begin with 'once upon a time.' They end with 'happily ever after.' And somewhere in between the prince rescues the damsel in distress. Of course, this is not actually the case. Many fairytales omit these essential words. But few fairytales in the Western tradition indeed fail to have a beautiful, passive maiden rescued by a vibrant man, usually her superior in either social rank or in moral standing. Indeed, it is ...
  • Cultural Study Theory Snow White
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    Cultural Studies Theory Cultural criticism is a literary theory, which focuses not only on the historical origin of a piece of literature, but on its obvious social, political, and economic influences as well (Meyer 2034). When the culture or context is studied, the motives or tensions, which drive characters' behaviors, may be accounted for and studied (Crawford). Cultural critics use strategies such as deconstructionism, gender studies, new historicism, and psychology to analyze and evaluate p...
  • Don Julio Americans Mills Puerto
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    Chapter IV focuses on the presence of the Americans in Puerto Rico during the early part of the twentieth century and their subsequent development of the sugarcane industry there. During this time, the United States military occupied Puerto Rico. Due to this occupation, the native islanders were affected in numerous ways and were looked down upon by the Americans. The Americans viewed the natives as incompetent and unable to be trusted. Many new American banks were popping up in Guamani that wer...
  • Witchcraft Ideas And Their Parallels Across The World
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    Witchcraft is said to be the most widespread cultural phenomenon in existence today and throughout history. Even those who shun the ideas of witchcraft cannot discount the similarities in stories from all corners of the globe. Witchcraft and its ideas have spread across racial, religious, and language barriers from Asia to Africa to America. Primitive people from different areas in the world have shockingly similar accounts of witchcraft occurrences. In most cases the strange parallels cannot be...
  • 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...
  • Fairy Tales Dance Story Dancers
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    Fairy Tales I love to see Professional Dances, such as ballet and Riverdance. But what is even better is seeing dancers who aren't professionals. I love going to see Dance Studios Dance Recitals. What I really like about them is that it shows up much people like to dance, but doesn't show true talent. Not to long ago I attended Dave Ragnacci's School of Dance recital, Fairy Tales. This play was set up as if every scene was a fairy tale story. When the curtain opened, it started, as the dancers ...
  • Analytical Interpretation Of The Tale Of Snow White
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    An Analytical Interpretation of "Snow-White" Throughout the story of Snow-White, Competition is played out in numerous ways. As the famous saying goes-only the strongest survive and to the victor go the spoils. There were a few power struggles going on even under the primary plot. This is one way to describe some of the seemingly bizarre or extreme motivations that push the story to a grisly, but happy ending. The first queen apparently dies in childbirth (but do we really know this for sure? )...
  • Disney Animated Movie
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    Final Copy If a girl was going to search for her Prince Charming, the first place she should look is in the world of animation. Animation has probably been around since the beginning of time. Although, the artwork that originally resembled animation was only one or two cell, animation today is made up of hundreds or thousands of cell. The early animated movies were black and white, did not have a plot, and were mostly a series of little gags. Then came... COLOR. To make an animated movie popula...
  • Disney Walt Great Park
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    Walt Disney the American Hero Walt Disney; When that name is spoken faces of children and adults alike light up with looks of sheer joy. When debating what to see at the movies the newest Disney flick is almost always decided upon over the others. With Disney people are 100 percent sure to walk out of the theater happy and smiling. From the catchy theme songs to the thrilling theme parks Disney has built the fantasy empire. Although he built the fantasy world Disney was not a man who walked arou...
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales Comparison
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    All of the fairy tales that I have read have all had a deep meaning or lesson to tell the reader. These stories do not all clearly show the reader these messages. As I have found, in most cases I must examine the text and re-read the stories to try to find out any hidden themes or moral lessons. Fairy tales make good learning tools for children and adults as well. Through examining the Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales book, I can see that the lessons that are told can be interpreted in many differen...
  • Snow White Fairy Tales
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    Whether openly stated or only hinted at, oedipal difficulties and how the individual solves them are central to the way his personality and human relations fold. By camouflaging the oedipal predicaments, or by only subtly intimating the entanglements, fairy stories permit us to draw our own conclusions when the time is propitious for out gaining a better understanding of these problems. Fairy stories teach by indirection. (201) This is an excerpt from Bruno Bettelheims Snow White essay fro the t...
  • Brothers Grimm Or Disney
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    When most children are young, they learn the story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Little girls are intrigued by her beauty and innocence and of how her prince charming comes to rescue her and take her off to live happily ever after. The Brothers Grimm version of Snow White is more gruesome and bold than the Disney version. It begins with Snow White's mother pricking her finger on a needle and dropping blood on the snow. She wished for a child as "white as snow, as red as blood, and as black...
  • Snow White Father Daughter Mother
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    When one thinks of parents, one thinks of parents as the source of protection and love. However, in many fairytales, parents are portrayed as unreliable, and sometimes the biological mother or father is the actual culprits of their children's ill fate. For example, why would Little Red Riding Hood's mother actually let her young daughter travel in the woods, in winter, by herself? The mother knows there's a chance that her daughter could get raped, beaten, or killed. In "The Tiger's Bride", the ...
  • Disney's Women Snow White
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    Compare and Contrast the representation of female characters in Snow White and Mulan. To what extent can Disney be said to have moved with the times? Disney is an international film company that dominates full-length feature animations. Two feature long cartoons, Snow White (1937) and Mulan (1999), are good examples where a female character takes the central role, Snow White being from the first half of the 20 th century and Mulan from modern times. Between the times when these films were made, ...
  • Bettelheim In Bruno Snow White
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    In Bruno Bettelheim? s essay, The Uses of Enchantment, he explains the fairy tale of Snow White in a way which makes the reader think critically. He makes the reader explore their mind to better understand a tale in a way, which they have not explored. This essay begins with Bettelheim talking about? Narcissus, who was a Greek god who loved only himself, so much that he became swallowed up by his self-love. ? (Bettelheim p 202) With this statement Bettelheim begins to explain his reasoning with ...