WORKING TITLE: The Donkey’s Dimples DESCRIPTION: Dotty is so shy that she just stands and hides behind her mother all day. But around her, life at the farm is full of fun! Will Dotty learn that she doesn’t have to be fast like Fred the Foal or funny like Peggy the Piglet? Will Dotty learn that she has her own special talents, too? Options for the donkey’s name (still a “pretty” name but more offbeat): - Dotty - Dixie - Dolly STORY: 1.
Therefore, it is not surprising that many fairy tales from all over the world and written at different points in history, all have some features in common, among which, a moral lesson usually pointing to how the main character 's virtues are enough to grant him/her a joyful life. At first glance, "Catskin" does not seem to differ from this universal pattern. Initially, the protagonist - Catskin - "[Because] the old cook is very cruel to her […] leads a sad life" (Jacobs 166). Nevertheless, she endures the debasement constantly perpetrated by the cook without ever fighting back thus manifesting an interminable patience. Notably, when, before every dance, the wicked chef dashes and breaks three objects on her body, "She only briskly shakes her ears, and says nothing," (Jacobs 167) displaying admirable fortitude.
One of the three main symbols used were the grandmothers clothing. This was shown by in the beginning she cared solely about how others saw her whereas towards the end she didn't care for her apparel and truly on cared for finding grace and redemption. Another main symbol used was the weather. The weather in the story started off with no clouds and no sun during the day and ended clear with no clouds showing that the grandmother, in the end, was able to find grace and redemption through a tough time. The last main symbol shown in the story by Flannery O'Connor was Bailey's shirt.
Using that to represent his wife, she is that doll because he is taking her piece by piece, selling her and having her sit out in the porch and having the doll sit out, just like her. Now with a sad smile, the doll and her. Also agreeing with me is Ksenija, Bilbija. Bilbija wrote in her article that, “The golem(doll) represent creation and oppression and, as a female, suggest, the treatment of women as objects … Rosario Ferre’s story “The Youngest Doll” carries a brilliant feminist revision of the traditional role that the image of the mannequin embodies?” Men tend to take advantage of women, and just use them for their outer shell sorta speak, not for what they have in the inside. Ferre uses her unique way to express
She got accept as a maid at the farm for a reason to meet the prince. And she had the dresses with her along with the donkey skin as a reminder of who is was which help her to successfully escape from home and restored her wealth. The donkey skin represent that even though she does not look like a princess at the moment she will always be worthy and wealthy because before she received the donkey skin, it is what make the kingdom rich. “Her precious rings accidentally fell from her finger into the dough”(114). The ring fell in the dough to get the prince to propose and she did not have to worry because she knows that it’s her and also the last one to tried the ring on.
Throughout the history of literature archetypes have posed as an important part of creating stories and characters. An archetype is a repetitive theme found within stories and other works over time. A few common ones are good vs. evil, damsels, and heroes. Archetypal elements are important in The Pardoner’s Tale and The Sorcerer’s Stone because deception, false sense of reality, and greed have a significant impact on the main characters, causing death, betrayal, and discovery in both stories. Deception would appear to be the most prominent theme in both of these stories.
Identity is a great example of the theme of the story because it shows who are the characters if the story. Even though identity is complex; it gives the author good development of Identity and how it can be executed. The first quote that gives the author's explanation of identity is a description of Esperanza and her family's hair on the 6th page. "My Papa's hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy.
Perrault is trying to show that girl who are raised by women only might be more susceptible to failing for a man’s charm than those who are brought up with man and woman. He made a point to only make women characters and the evil wolf being a male. The father or grandfather are not mentioned in the story which shows his idea that women raise “feminine” children if they do it alone. Whereas, Carter creates a little girl that is afraid of nothing and does not budge when the wolves eat her grandmother. The little girl in “The Company of Wolves” is much braver and does not show fear or weakness.