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The Heroine Monolithic Gender Stereotypes In Fairy Tales

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The Authors, a student and a Professor of history at Rutgers University Nancy Hewitt, uses data from modern western fairytales to define gender roles created within these stories. She takes a four step approach to defining gender roles within fairytales first by defining what makes up a modern day fairy tale. She defines the classic heroine fairy tale as an introduction to every contemporary fairy tale that she dissects within the essay. The Heroine theme is a base for all contemporary fairy tales and this theme shows many monolithic gender stereotypes within it. A classic stereotype of women within the Heroine theme is how they are left helpless waiting for their savor. Both the authors state that this primitive ideology of waiting to be
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