The story of The Jinnee and The Fisherman and Aladdin have many similarities and differences. Both of these stories are from A Thousand And One Nights and have been with us for a long time. While people who have seen Aladdin might want a genie, those who have read The Jinnee And The Fisherman would probably say otherwise. Not everything is as it seems, these stories teach you to think before you act. The story of Aladdin takes place in Agrabah.
In gothic literature, the main setting commonly has mythology rooted in the area to add to the eeriness. Irving’s Indian fort has such a underlying lore, seen in the legend of Kidd the pirate. As explained in the start of the piece, “according to old stories” the fort had “a great amount of treasure buried by Kidd the pirate” (320). This and the gloomy description make it akin to the castle archetype in gothic literature, which presents another aspect of gothic literature that is warped by
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are two pieces of fiction that have been read for generations. Though the plots are different, each story exemplifies different ideologies of fantasy, and has similar fictional elements. Both stories feature a protagonist’s exit from the mundane world into a world of fantasy, and in both stories these protagonists return to their mundane world changed by their experiences in the realm of the marvelous. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are different stories, and therefore should require antagonists with different qualities, however, this is untrue. In fact, Puck and the Red Queen appear quite similar when closely examined because they both derive their power from the realm of the marvelous, their actions exact chaos and complicate the plot, and both offer full realizations of their protagonists’ deepest desires.
How is the subject of death used to aid the morals of the tales in selected stories by the brothers Grimm ? It is very hard to pinpoint the origins of fairy tales, but most fairy tales and folklore are credited to the Brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collaborated in the 19th century to right some of the most well known stories even to this day. They were responsible for the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the Princess and the Frog and Sleeping beauty, only to name a few. Although, what the Grimm Brothers wrote and the stories most people know are very different.
Along with the start of the Gothic period in the 1760s, came many stories and poems inspired by this theme. This includes “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelly, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robbert Louis Stevenson, and “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. These stories and poem come to mind as representations of gothic literature as they are all monumental breakthroughs during its time. This is shown in the darker tones and theme that is used in each story and poem. They all shared common elements such as gloomy settings, intense emotions, and somehow always involving sadness or death.
In Tang dynasty, the story of Cinderella began to spread among the crowd. Then, Duan Chenshi collected this story in his book--Miscellanies of Youyang, and named it as Yexian. There are 1000 years span between Yexian and Cinderella, but there were points of similarity between them. This paper compares the story of Cinderella and the story of Yexian, and explores the cultural differences between the two stories. Keywords: Cinderella; cultural difference; similar plots; folk tale
Introduction and thesis statement This research will focus on the Fantasy and Fairy tale theory ( Nikolajeva, 2006 ) and Harry Potter and the half blooded prince book . The purpose of this paper is to analyse the book by using the Fantasy and fairy tale theory. Moreover, the analysis will also take a closer look at how Harry potter conforms to an actual fantasy protagonist. Method and material Fantasy and fairy tale are used in several ways to categorize a story in which the following terms are profitable, Ontological: The branch of metaphysics that learns about the nature of existence. For instance, topics such as space, time ,cause , effect, existence and possibility could include in a metaphysical research.
The Early Gothic The word “gothic” existed long before it become as a specified literary genre. The origin of Gothic literature is traced back to the various aspects, the history, culture, and tradition. The gothic elements were popular in the folktales such as bridegroom, cannibal, demon lover…etc. 19 The gothic roots belong to the medieval romance. If gothic genre is featured by its elements, then, gothic could be traced back to the old legends of chivalry, which embody stories set in an atmosphere of fantasy and enchantment, and deal with traditional heroes encounter monsters and beasts for the sake of fame and glory such as “Beowulf”; an epic which involves struggles with monsters as Grendel and his mother, and supernatural creatures as the
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are two pieces of fiction that have been read for generations. Though their plots differ, each story exemplifies different ideologies of fantasy, and has similar fictional elements. Both stories feature a protagonist’s exit from the mundane world into a world of fantasy, and in both stories these protagonists return to their world changed by their experiences in the alternate realm. The stories of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland develop differently, and should therefore require antagonists with unique qualities. However, this is not the case.
I was well-acquainted with them as a young boy. The stories are important to us because of what they teach. Fairy tales are especially important to us because they take us to an imaginary world. They give us clues of the cultures and histories of the countries where they originated. Fairy tales also give us a mean to escape reality and enter the world of the tale.