During her marriage with Tea Cake, she spends time expressing her love for him and makes she he realizes it, for “Janie mounted the stairs with her lamp. The light in her hand was like a spark of sun-stuff washing her face in fire” (Hurston 218). The word around “light” simply means something bright that makes things visual, but the way the word is used implies a deeper meaning. The authors use of the word “light” suggests that they are trying to show enlightenment or joy in a larger meaning. The look on his face lit up when the bright light from the ceiling shined on him.
Fairy tales are very powerful stories that have been told to many generations. These are different forms of stories that hold messages for their audiences. These messages are expressed through the various characters in the fairy tales and the techniques used by the author have to portray these messages and re-enforce the importance of them to the audience. In this essay, I will be critically examining a fairy tale of my choice. I will be identifying the similarities and distinguishing the differences between two versions of the fairy tale.
Did you ever have a fairy tale that you loved so much that you read it over and over again? Fairy Tales have been around for a long time, and even the ancient Egyptians had a Cinderella. According to Bruno Bettelheim in “The Uses of Enchantment”, fairy tales help a child understand their conscious selves which then helps them learn to cope with their subconscious fears and anxieties. Many modern day fairy tales are rewritten from an older version of the tale so they can relate to the problems kids today face. “Snow White”, by Brothers Grimm, and “The Young Slave” by Giambattista Basile are examples of this with “The Young Slave” being the older version.
As a young girl, I always and still do admire Belle for her intelligence, love for books and bravery in speaking her mind and most importantly, the decision of not changing herself for the world because world often changes. Unlike some of other Disney heroines, Belle’s defining characteristics made the Disney animated movie Beauty and the Beast as a tale old as time. This also leads to many studies on Disney Beauty and the Beast. In this section, I would be providing critical critiques on some of the studies. (Beauty and the Belles Discourses of Feminism and Femininity in Disneyland, Allison, 2002) critically analyzed Belle in a more general and brief historiography of the fairy tale.
Since the 1930’s, Disney has been producing adaptations of fairy tales. Disney is known for their use of stereotypical images which is prominent still in today’s society. The first Disney film emerged with the adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and soon after that came Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Since the beginning, when the fairy tale princesses were “born”, it became evident that young girls and women were trying to imitate their behaviors. Young girls and women identify themselves as these character which affects not only how they view themselves but also their future roles in society based on the girls’ unrealistic beliefs.
“The Little Glass Slipper” and “Aschenputtel” by the Brothers Grimm are two very common Cinderella stories. Every version of Cinderella mostly focuses on the same main points and ideas but has different details. “Aschenputtel” and “The Little Glass Slipper” are very similar stories, but they contrast in characteristics and details.
Thus, as the story progresses, you can see the theme of reconciliation and justice in both the relationship between Cinderella and Madame, and also with the poor people of the kingdom, and their new king Topher. In the show, the solution to help the people was to take ideas from a book about other countries and
Marie Denise Villers painted the Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes. The glowing image of this beautiful young woman focuses all the attention. The colors used in this painting are darker, which cast on the more somber scenes, whereas the colors used in The Love Letter are pastels and golden which highlight the happiness and joyful scenes. The light source is barely noticeable in The Love Letter, but in Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes the light source is visible. The light source in Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes comes through a cracked window and outside there is a man and women who seem to be in a relationship which directly contrasts The Love Letter.
The looming tinge of light blue on her face and neck indicates her death. Her wildly colorful patterned dress is exuberant, almost garish, and similarly mirrors the surrounding elements of the painting, particularly the floral arrangements that frame her. Her robe, hangs open seductively, and she stills full frontal toward the viewer but looks away wistfully, giving the impression that she is confident enough to project an aura of aloof eroticism and sexuality, rather than having any reservations about her nakedness. The bright orange in the front of the woman, at the same time, echoes with the color at the background. The different types of color panels make it appear that the subject of the painting blend into and become one with her environment.