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  • Self Sacrifice As A Virtue
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    The message that fairy tales send readers about female virtues has been debated time and time again. Some people, like Karen Rowe, believe that fairy tales exhibit "passivity, dependency, and self sacrifice". While many fairy stories embody self-sacrifice, passivity and dependency are two virtues not widely portrayed in fairy tales. Self-sacrifice can be found throughout fairy tales. The tale of Donkeyskin has a young girl who gives up her rich life to be able to leave her incestuous father. She...
  • End Of Lene's Tale
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    Perhaps one of the most haunting and compelling parts of Sanders-Brahms' film Germany Pale Mother (1979) is the nearly twenty minute long telling of The Robber Bridegroom. The structural purpose of the sequence is a bridge between the marriage of Lene and Hans, who battles at the war's front, and the decline of the marriage during the post-war period. Symbolically the fairy tale, called the "mad monstrosity in the middle of the film", by Sanders Brahms (Kaes, 149), offers a diabetic forum for wi...
  • Main Character In Fairy Tales
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    Fairy Tales were composed to express eternal joys, sorrows, hopes, and dreams of human kind. Although these folk tales may be aimed at children, but they surely reflect the values, assumptions, and concerns of our cultural traditions. They always portrayed one moral that obedience, good manners, beauty, and hard work always lead to rewards while opposing characteristics are consistently punished. The two tales, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel, are revolving around a female center character. Bot...
  • Fairy Tale
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    Artist: Cindy Sherman Born: 1954 Glen Ridge, NJ and raised in suburban Long Island School: Earned a BA Degree in 1976, Buffalo State University of N.Y., where she initially studied painting. She failed the requisite introductory photography course because of her difficulties with the technological aspects of making a print. She credits her next photography teacher with introducing her to conceptual art, which she says had a liberating effect on her. Graduated in 1977 and moved to N.Y. Exhibit: F...
  • Every Telling Of A Fairy Tale
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    Folk tale genre The greatest treasure of every nation is its language. Fairy tales are part of the oral traditions of literature all over the world. The fairy tale is one of the forms of the people's linguistic arts where life and social system are reflected. Folklore, mythology, fables, tall stories, and other classic tales have been handed down, generation through generation. Countless treasures of human thought and experience still accumulate and live in the world even after thousand of years...
  • Fairy Tales End
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    (Hainstock 1) Great Expectations and Fairy tales Tolkien describes the facets which are necessary in a good fairy tales as fantasy, recovery, escape, and consolation - recovery from deep despair, escape from some great danger, but most of all, consolation. Speak- ing of the happy ending, all complete fairy stories must have it However fantastic or terrible the adventure, it can give to child or man that hears it, a catch of breath, a beat and lifting of the heart near to tears. (Uses of Enchantm...
  • Archetypal Fairy Tale Hansel And Gretel
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    Children encounter problems with family, life, and love all throughout their younger years and have many questions that may be difficult to answer or discuss. In his essay The Struggle for Meaning, Bruno Bettelheim argues that the fairy-tale provides the child with information about death, aging, and poverty and many other issues that the typical safe story would never even attempt to conquer (311). By doing this fairy-tales provide the child with a good balance of morals and values that hopeful...
  • Three Wise Men
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    David Martinez Professor S. Gates English 1 A June 20, 2001 The Three Wise Men. I remember growing up for part of my child hood living in Mexico City. I was about 4 years old when I moved to Mexico to live close to my grand parents and other relatives. In Mexico City there is a fairy tale tradition that is still practice these days. The fairy tale tradition is that of (Los Tres Reyes Mags) The Three Wise Men or also known as The Three Wise Kings. Their names are Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar a...
  • Haroun And The Sea Of Stories
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    Haroun and the Sea of Stories thought the book "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" was well written and a fun book to read. This is a story about friendship, fight for justice and honesty. It makes the reader feel like a child again. Rushdie showed in this book his good knowledge of human imagination. This is a reminder of that magical world with bad creatures and the ones with big hearts that always win a war. The book is about the land where stories are made, Rashid who is 'the Shah of Blah, with ...
  • 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 19th-century movement in England that advocated art for art's sake. However, Oscar Wilde's takeoff of his enterprise and, his shaping of his characteristi...
  • Fairy Tale
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    As a general rule, children love fairy tales. We grow up being read Grimm's or watching Disney remakes of classics. Parents love telling children fairy tales not only because they have an opportunity to spend time with their sons and daughters, but also because fairy tales, like fables, always contain a lesson or moral within them. Although both Kate Chopin's "The Storm", and D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" have some of the qualities of a child's fairy tale, only one of the stories ha...
  • Snow White As A Lovely Story
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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...
  • Fairies And Fairy Lore
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    Fairies are usually associated with northwestern Europe, especially with the British Isles, but fairylike creatures have appeared in many cultures throughout literature. There are many different types of fairies and they take on many different shapes and forms. For example, fairylike beings such as nymphs and dryads have appeared in classic mythology, the djinn, or genies, have appeared in Arabic lore, and the peri in Persian lore. Throughout the years, because of economic, scientific, and techn...
  • Story Of Sleeping Beauty To Symbolism
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    Briar Rose Assessment Task - Year 12 - Briar Rose is centered around one woman's Holocaust experience and intermixed with the classic fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty. Yolen's uses of classic fairy-tale elements such as a prince and the curse of a long sleep are used to connect us to the horrors of the death camp Chelmno. The result is a story that is fresh and shocking as it tears away any of the numbness one may feel for another account of a Holocaust survivor. Suddenly the fairy-tale ideas of resc...
  • Most Popular Fairies In Literature
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    Fairies are pervasive characters that have fluttered through British Literature throughout the centuries and are still well-liked characters in literature today. The word 'Fairy' is derived from the Latin word, 'Fantom,' defined as fate or destiny. The French word 'Fey' gave birth to the term used today, the English term, 'Fairy' (Absolute fantasy art). The belief in fairies has existed from earliest times, and literature from cultures all around the world has unique tales of fairies and their r...
  • Folktale Story
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    According to the Webster's dictionary, folktale is a story, usually of anonymous authorship and containing legendary elements, made and handed down orally among the common people. Folktales are the ethnographic idea of stories and tales, of a specific ethnic population. Thus, a folktale story is the oral history of a specific culture in society. Folktales have such a broad existence and a great deal of popularity due to the storytellers. The reason why fairy tales last such a long time is becaus...
  • Cinderella A Classic Fairy Tale
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    Michelle Black Black ENG OA 1 Ms. MacDonald 20 May 2003 Every Girls Dream: An Anaylsis of The Tale of Cinderella Through Time and Culture Remember back to sitting in a large circle in kindergarten. The game is Telephone; the game starts with the first person whispering a phrase in to the next person's ear and that person repeats the phrase into the next, and so on and so forth. When it come to the last person the line stops and they say the sentence aloud and it usually ends up being much differ...
  • Sorrowful Woman The Wife
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    A Sorrowful Woman is a selection written by Gail Godwin. Within this selection she shows how a marriage does not always lead to a perfect life. Godwin uses A Sorrowful Woman to portray modern marriages. A Sorrowful Woman is a parody of fairy tales. The traditional fairy tale has a fixed resolution- everyone lives happily ever after. At the beginning of A Sorrowful Woman the reader is given the illusion of a happy story because it begins Once upon a Time (Godwin 33). In this story the ideal of a ...
  • King Lear Goneril And Regan
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    A Fairy Tale Family Families aren? t perfect. When one thinks of fairy tales, he thinks of the perfect princes and princesses living happily ever after, similar to Cinderella finding her Prince Charming. However, life was not always perfect for Cinderella; before finding her prince her stepmother and stepsisters tortured her life. In Shakespeare's King Lear, the play presents a happy and loving royal family, almost like a fairy tale. Nevertheless, the families in King Lear parallel the anguish a...
  • Fairy Tale Of 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 hi...

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