Fairy Tales interpreted by some intellectual and thinkers as something that offer into human mind and human emotions, other look to fairy tale to illuminate the aspiration of non-elite people in the pre modern age and some focus on the way in which fairy tales reflect and shape gender roles and
My experience with the Certificate in International Learning has been a journey of self-awareness and growth. The certificate has allowed me to incorporate cultural experiences into my degree, which has challenged my perceptions of the world and the possibilities of what I can do. The requirements necessary to complete the Certificate in International Learning have spanned the course of my entire degree and I think, upon reflection, these experiences have helped expand my communication skills and broadened my knowledge of global affairs. The first set of requirements that I completed for the CIL certificate was the language competency and the twelve credits of globally minded courses.
A kiss from her true love could bring a beautiful princess back to life. A scullery maid aided by a tad of magic could attend a lavish ball and meet the man of her dreams. A mermaid could magically grow a pair of legs, so that she could be with her human lover. These ‘once upon a time’ stories for young children with the ‘happily ever after’ ending were the perfect getaway to a fantasy world.
Throughout history, authors of fairy tales have used morals and themes to convey the meanings of their work. Though there are an infinite amount of themes and topics within these stories, one major theme that is consistent in several tales is the theme of control or empowerment. Examples of tales that accurately portray this theme are Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Bluebeard. In CInderella, a daughter is neglected by her father, tortured by her step-family, and oppressed by a prince. In the story of Hansel and Gretel, two children are abandoned by their starving parents and kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch, and must find a way out of their misery alone.
The art of storytelling is at the heart of fairy tales. Since the beginning, fairy tales have captivated readers with its magical worlds and enchanted characters. Quintessential to fairy tales are destined happy endings and the clear division between good and evil. The nature of these stories creates distorted perceptions that do not align with reality, making it difficult to distinguish between reality and illusion. This is portrayed in Terry Pratchett’s Witches Abroad, in which Lilith Weatherwax struggles to free herself from the fictitious world she has fabricated.
Fairy tales are stories that try to teach readers morals and standards that society has chosen as to what makes a person good. In “Practicing Medicine Can Be Grimm Work”, Valerie Gribben believes fairy tales can connect to reality, make difficult times easier, and they can guide people to do the right thing. Fairy tales can help guide people through life both directly and indirectly, they instruct people on how to behave and react to certain situations. Through fairy tales we learn how kindness, morals, helpfulness, and so on. Fairy tales can portray human nature, but often times it’s presented in an exaggerated way; the poor man wants a house, then a castle, then to be a god or the man who seeks out the most beautiful princess in the most
What is a hero? A hero can have many different explanations. One explanation is, a hero is someone who risks their self to achieve a goal for someone or something else. A hero usually takes a journey, and in this journey the hero is not defined by getting to their destination, the hero is defined by how they get to their destination. In the Odyssey, Homer uses Odysseus’s journey to show how one’s journey can define them as a person.
Janie Mae Crawford’s story is one of turmoil, and struggles. Janie wishes to live a fairytale life to make up for her troubled upbringing. While Nanny did raise Janie well, and tried to do what was best for her, it is still hard to go through life without your parents. Especially because Janie never really knew her father or her mother, she is trying to create this fairytale life for herself in order to do the opposite of what her parents have done. But because Janie is striving for this fairytale life, she will never be satisfied, because fairytales are not real.
As fairy tales have always been orally told rather than being in a written form, there have always been variations of the tale. As they were shared from one place to another, parts of these tales were changed according to the local culture of the place at where they were told. The Beauty and the Beast is an exemplary example of such a fairy tale. Beauty and the Beast is a 17th century popular traditional fairy tale which was written by a French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and it was published in the year 1740. This was later curtailed, rewritten and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 and is presently the most classis and retold version.
The topic of Fairy tales and boiling them down to their original essences to prove that they satirize reality is a peculiar topic due to the fact that fairy tales are praised in our society. They provide us humans with dreams and unrealistic views on everyday life. What if this so called “tale” is satirizing our everyday life because our society put those “tales” on a high pedestal, high enough for them to look down on us. In Rags and Bones: New Twist on Timeless Tales, does Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt succeed to reveal the true nature of tales by “boiling down the stories to rags and bones, and make something new from their fundamental essences” thus speaking to contemporary