The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy story of a young girl that enters a new world from the back of a wardrobe after arriving at a foster home with her siblings during the beginning of World War 2 with the common believe that they’d “be home soon”. Contrary to their beliefs, the Pevensie children are tossed into yet another war-damaged land and forced to face their greatest fears. As a result, Lucy is left to starve after the truth, eager to explore and discover both this new world as well as her own abilities. “I wouldn’t lie about this!” Lucy’s desire to be fed more knowledge is derived from her naturally timid personality and young age- both of which have been carefully crafted by Lewis as a method for evoking a strong emotional response from the
“Always be a good girl, and I will look down from heaven and watch over you.” (Page 1) The Disney Cinderella was released on February 15th, 1950 but the tale told by The Grimm Brothers is a different twist on the Disney classic movie; instead of a fairy godmother and sweet, little mice running around, The Grimm Brothers wrote about a tree growing on Cinderellas mothers’ grave and with the help of tiny birds, every wish Cinderella makes comes true. The violent version of Cinderella by the Grimm Brother explains the struggle she faced trying to get away from her stepsisters but also keeping her humble and kind side looking for true love. As Cinderellas’ mother is bed sicken and preparing for death, the last words to her daughter were “Always be a good girl, and I will
Perrault’s fairy tale includes other generic conventions like a handsome prince saving the day and marrying the princess, a happy ending, and an evil queen. The reader’s understanding of the fairy tale genre changes when reading this story and reading Atwood’s. Perrault follows all of the generic conventions of a fairy tale while Atwood challenges them. The reader would have a new perspective on Perrault’s story after reading Atwood’s because it allows them to recall how all fairy tales are very similar and stick to their generic conventions. This allows people to think about the way society sees women as homemakers and men as breadwinners,
Tolkien’s, The Hobbit shows The Hero’s Journey from the beginning of the novel, simply when Bilbo and Gandalf meet, to the end of the outlandish hero’s journey. However without the stock characters, the novel would be just a hollow donut missing it’s filling and glaze. Tolkien also expresses conflict through symbolism, irony, and literary devices which ties the story together to make sense on a literary level. Symbolism is expressed through the swords the dwarves use to the most desired object in The Hobbit,
Time and time again, fairy tales often depict the “good” character receiving the happy ending. Whether it be getting married, being set free, or defeating the enemy, fairy tales always end on a happy note for this “good character.” In Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton exposes this truth using high key lighting. When Alice presents the Vorpal Sword to the White Queen, her purity is the first thing she notices. Along with her graceful movements and gentle voice, the White Queen’s purity is supported by strong, pale, high key lighting which accentuates the pale tone of the White Queen’s face. The representation of the Queen’s purity represents her pure goodness and how tragically her kingdom was ripped from her.
There are many language examples within the novel, Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark by Ridley Pearson. Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark is a novel that depicts the story of five children who become Disney Host Interactives and have to save the Disney Amusement Park from the Overtakers, a group of evil characters. In addition to their standard lives at school, the five teenagers need to constantly be aware of the situations at Disney. One example of a language example is its title, which is used to introduce the book. This language example correlates to the theme of, “Good and evil coexist.” This theme is evident as villains and figures of evil are often associated with darkness, the protagonists always beat the antagonists, and heroes need to cooperate.
Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. These men are authors of famous fairytales that kids grow up with all over the world; they are also the creators of heroes. Princes save the princesses, defeat the villain, and lead the whole kingdom to a “happily ever after”. While in older generations of fantasy stories, this same plot sequence is used over and over again. In more modern tales, all kinds of people, including women and children, are being re-made into the heroes and heroines of classic tales.
The new troop break Ella out of the jail and rush towards Prince Charmont’s coronation, where King Edgar plots to place a poisonous crown on the Prince’s head. Before the King gets a chance to crown Prince Char, Ella busts through the heavy brass doors and shouts, “Drop that crown!”. In the following section of the movie, the hero challenges Resurrection. Resurrection, from the Hero’s Journey, includes the hero’s most dangerous meeting with death. This final showdown between Ella and Prince Char versus King Edgar results in a brawl with the King’s knights.
Effects of Children’s Stories on Muggle and Wizard Youth: Where the Wild Things Are vs. “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” Children’s stories are very influential in all societies, magical and non-magical. Whether a story is violent, feminist, discouraging, or inspiring, a story can mold a child’s mind. Focusing on the famous and commonly read muggle story Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak and a wizard fairy tale taken from The Tales of Beedle the Bard, “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” by J.K. Rowling, many similarities and differences are eminent. Although they are from two different societies, many of the morals and themes are found to be the same, however, there are differences in the aforementioned fables which can mold a generation, upholding the segregation of communities. Concentrating first on the book Where the Wild Things Are, the story centers around a young and immature boy named Max with a wide
Dragons, witches, princesses, and knights. These are the imaginary friends in so many children's lives. For young adults, those fairy tale characters give way to darker characters and more realistic situations. However, what do they all have in common? They all live in stories.