Thomas C. Foster presents many valid points about the relationship between children’s fairy tales and other types of literature in his book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor. The Scarlett Letter is a great example of his ideas. The Scarlett Letter is also an example of Foster’s idea that literature that is inspired by other literature does not have to be exactly the same as the literature that it is inspired by. Instead, stories can contain distant connections or one obvious reference that can tie the two works
If someone has to shorten it and explain it to kids, then it’s not made for kids. The fact that Gaiman like reading fairy tales that he ends up writing his own version of stardust. He didn’t like any of the fictions that others wrote so he said why not write his own. Gaiman puts his all into the fairy tale that he even told people, “It’s like an ice cream. It’s to make you feel happy when you finish it.” Fairy tales are joy able, funny, and should be able to make people laugh.
An ultimate ending can be the “happily ever after” ending in fairytales or fulfilling a mission in tales of quests. There are numerous glorious characters that have been illustrated as antagonists in the stories and poems written by renowned writers, namely, William Shakespeare. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare introduces a captivating character, Oberon, King of the Fairies. It cannot be easily identifiable that King Oberon is the antagonist, however as the plot thickens, it can be argued that he does indeed take on the role as the villain. On the contrary, in the unknown author’s poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Green Knight takes on the challenging role of the antagonist, which is clear from the very beginning of the poem.
I knew most of the stories in the book as folktales from my childhood. Thus, the new versions were just silly. To elaborate on that, they were actually lame, ridiculous, and fairly stupid. Most of the tales ended without the ending of the story or left out the middle of the story itself. Having known the original (or original to me) version, as the reader myself, I was able to immediately see the humor in the horribly lame and stupid
It stays consistent with its fairytale genre, as there are few details in the images and yet invokes a sense of magic and enchantment. The story also seems to appeal to its young readers through its pictures that appear to deny the existence of coloring inside the lines. The pen lines drawn are merely suggestions for the watercolors to stay within and provide vague outlines to give enough of a picture to excite the imagination. Selznick, Brian. (2007).
The words “once upon a time” automatically conjure up images of princesses, castles, and fairy godmothers, but do we as readers ever examine these stories closer? When we stop and dissect a work of literature, we may find that its meaning may not be quite as clear as we had originally believed. Fairy tales have powerful but subtle meanings that are as magical as the stories themselves. Double meanings can become more apparent through close examination of the language, the form and content of dialogue within the text, and variations between different versions of the same fairy tale. When these strategies are applied to the well known fairy tale Snow White, it becomes increasingly obvious that there is more to the story than an evil stepmother
Harlyn’s Fairy – Katya Hvostova Fantasy and reality are drawn on a fine line. In “Harlyn’s Fairy” the significance of fantasy within reality is not to embellish in ignorance or expectation to believe in the fantastical element of the narrative, rather to distinguish significance from allegorical themes and translate the messages into reality. Through Yolen’s short story, the characterization of the protagonist, Harlyn, her mother and Aunt Marilyn, display conflicting opinions on fantasy. The characters contrast each other’s point of view to further the significance in the influence of fantasy and imagination has on the mind. Aunt Marilyn defines the fantastical as empty make-believe.
When I was a bit older, around 4, my mother would read simple stories with me at night. My interest in the performing arts started with singing to The Ramones in my mom’s red sedan. I was not formally involved in the performing arts as an occupation, however, until elementary school. Elementary school began to introduce a social context to my favorite artistic occupations. I took an after school ballet class when I was 5, but did not continue it.
Throughout all the tragedies and drama Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott were able to bring the characters, Danielle De Barbarac and Prince Henry to life, making their story relatable to the audience. All in all the Director, writers, and actors gave an outstanding performance showing viewers the real Cinderella story. “And while Cinderella and her Prince did live happily ever after..... the point, gentlemen..... is that they lived” (Ever After…Dialogue
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Life wouldn’t be the same, if people weren’t able to connect through friendship. The book Harry potter and the philosopher’s Stone written by J.K. Rowling in 1997 is about a boy who finds out he is a famous wizard, but more importantly finds a place where he belongs. The sense of belonging somewhere is important to kids and the story of a boy who starts out as loner, but ends up with a lot of friends is something that many children will find attractive to read about. This book can not just be read by children, but also by grown ups who might find the characters charming, but also will realize some of the deeper connections in the book. The Book Harry potter and the Philosophers Stone has a third person