Stories are fun, entertaining, and informational. They can be used to teach others, or to simply pass the time. However it is looked at, storytelling is a part of us, and it will not be leaving any time soon. The Search I started off my journey by choosing fairy tales as my genre. I found background articles on the genre, featuring topics such as where and how did it originate, who the major writers of the time were, and how it was passed down over time.
They usually describe a fanciful story line which often happened long, long ago. An example of a fairy Tale is ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The Folk Tale genre consists of mythological short stories that are passed on verbally from generation to generation and often involve a lesson to be learned. There are many forms of folk tales, some of which are tall tales and ghost stories and often involve superstitions. An example of a folk tale is ‘The King’s Magic drum’.
Fairytales can be found in oral and in literary form and it came from the ancient civilization. Cinderalla is also protypical example of Fairy Stories. The Stories based on princess Ella’s life and fight with her step-mother and step-sisters. In addition to royal and ordinary people, fairies can be clearly seen. “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” (Neil Gaiman) While fairytales were first appeared in Madame D’Auhoy’s books published in 1697, Fantasy Fiction came from 1840s.
Analysis of Donkey Skin Donkeyskin is a fairy tale about a princess who faces difficult challenges but manages to overcome them in the end. The King’s wife dies and with the intention of keeping the king unmarried for the rest of his life, she makes him to promise that he will marry an awesome woman like her. The situation forces the king to propose to her daughter who is even better than the queen. The tale focusses on the idea that good can always triumph over evil. It revolves around the flight of the princess to escape the awful marriage to his father (Perrault, 1977).
As you read, reflect upon the way fairy tales made you feel and act as a child. Fairy tales, in reality, implant unrealistic expectations and stereotypes into children’s minds. Let’s first take a look at the general Disney fairy tale movie storyline. In almost every movie, the men have full control over the women’s lives, resulting in the objectification of female characters. For example, Prince Charming is the one to “help” Cinderella get everything she ever wanted.
In earlier versions, the heroine’s totem was sandals, fur slippers, gold or silver slippers, and sometimes a magic ring. The Brothers Grimm added a gruesome element into the story using these glass slippers. In their version, the stepmother, desperate to secure a royal wedding, urges her own daughters to mutilate their feet in order to fit them into the tiny slippers. They obey and the one stepsister cuts off her own toes while the other slices off her heel. This doesn’t help them much in the end because little birds (again the birds) alert the Prince to the fact that there is blood on the
For example, in the story Princess and the Frog, the princess lost her ball in the spring and the frog, the Herald, came to her and told her he could get her ball back only if she made a promise to him. Beowulf’s call to adventure was different. Although he had to leave his normal life in Geatland and travel to Daneland, he was hesitant about accepting the call. When he heard of Grendel’s evil doings he was intrigued to go and save Hrothgar’s kingdom. After accepting the call the hero usually has to have a Supernatural Aid come along to give the hero a little push.
When the brothers first wrote their stories, you could find graphic and cruel mental and physical images. One of their most popular tales is Cinderella (Grimm). Where a young girl is being suppressed by her mother, but sneaks away and falls in love with a prince. Of course this story would not be complete without the magical making of a beautiful dress and a pumpkin carriage. An example of the change over time in fairy tales can be seen in “The Godfather” (Grimm).
Laïsa does not tell Georges who his father is because she fears Alfred would kill his son to protect his image. Georges marries a beautiful girl named, Zélie. Alfred tries to repeat what he did with Zélie as he did with Laïsa in the past, but Zélie fights him off. Alfred falls and hits his head causing blood to spur. By the Code Noir, Zélie will have to accept her fate, which is death because she struck her master, Alfred.
During the journey which all started when Lyra disobeyed instructions and hide in a closet ear dropping where she heard about Dust and the gate to the new world Lyra decides to go after lord Asriel to find more about dust . the church is introduced in the story as the authority of the Majesterial which is full of corruption and wants children to stay children for ever to keep control over them and to get that they try to separate them from their souls turning them to a lifeless creatures. Capturing her by the deceiving hypocrite Miss Coulter who is yet to be discovered as Lyra's mother a beautiful lady from outside with an ugly soul . Lyra manages to escape by lying her way out of any trouble she faces. Lyra discovered that in order to reach her goal of Dust she had to turn to an adult by her accepting that her body is a beautiful thing and she have to enjoy it Where only when she had her first sexual experience that dust gathered around her .