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    are the usual things that come to mind when we think of a fairy tale. Blue facial hair, stereotypically “weak” women, a room full of dead bodies! Yeah. These don’t exactly fit the stereotypical fairytale agenda. In the fairytale Bluebeard by Charles Perrault however, these are what the main points of the storyline are based on. Not exactly what you would like to be reading to your kids to put them to sleep is it? Thus, you should be able to see why I am arguing that the messages in Bluebeard are

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    specifically from the earlier, patriarchal societies of the pre-1900s, there are explicit gender roles that are followed. The girls are seen as hopeless, naïve, and sometimes stupid, whereas the males are seen as heroic figures to assist the girls. While Charles Perrault’s “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood” and Brothers Grimm’s “Little Red Cap” are no different, they exemplify these roles as they fit into three specific characters in their tales: the helpless, the hero, and the villain. The helpless shows

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    In the radical marxist analysis of Charles Perrault 's, “The Little Glass Slipper”, Cinderella and even household rodents/plants teeter from part of the proletariat to aristocracy, showing that anyone or anything can easily become part of the aristocracy. Cinderella, who goes into the ball a part of the aristocracy, and comes out a part of the proletariat shows how easy Perrault makes it to become part of the aristocracy. Cinderella then again deceives the Prince with her materials possessions showing

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    In Margaret Atwood’s poem “There Was Once”, Atwood uses irony to point out the societal problems within the genre of fairy tales. Charles Perrault, the author of the short story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, writes about fantastic creatures, magic, and love, following the generic conventions of fairy tales. When compared to Perrault’s short story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, Atwood’s poem both compliments and contrasts Perrault’s. These two texts, although similar, offer different views

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    against marriage because Carter, Perrault, and Oates present the idea that marriage don’t always go as planned: betrayal, trust, and secrets are in play as well. It takes responsibility, patience, and love in order to have a functioning marriage, without these factors, problems will follow. Every marriage/relationship goes through their share of trials and tribulations. There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, but there is such a thing as “happy living”.

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    In “ Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper”, Charles Perrault describes how Cinderella endures the adversity from her stepmother and stepsisters as she requires to do all the housework and lives in an awful atmosphere. Despite her kindness and beauty, she is able to attend the ball with the assistance from the godmother and eventually married to the prince. From this perspective, we can realize that physical appearance is not the only way to win one’s love. In “ Little Snow-White”, Jacob and Wilhelm

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    A Proposal of Bluebeard’s Fairy Tale as Gothic Tale by Analysing its Illustrations. “Fairy Tales are often viewed as innocent stories that people read to their children as a bedtime story. “The fairy tale proceeds in a manner which conforms to the way a child thinks and experiences the world;” this is why the fairy tale is so convincing to him” (Bettelheim 45). But can Fairy Tales be considered Gothic? If we look closely at fairy tales written throughout the centuries, we will

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    Grimm’s Cinderella is similar and different from Perrault’s Cinderella or (The Little Glass Slipper) because of the moral of kindness, themes, endings. The Grimm version of Cinderella can be compared to the Perrault version because the Grimm’s Cinderella has a darker theme than the Perrault’s version because it has gruesome details. Some gruesome parts in Grimm’s Cinderella is more towards the end of the Grimm fairy tale when the sisters cut off part of their feet. In Grimm’s version the shoe

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    The tale to be interpreted is Charles Perrault’s, “Toads and Diamonds”. This tale type is AT 480: The Kind and the Unkind Girls. The tale is to be analyzed through a Socio-Historical analysis. This type of analysis fits best with this particular tale because, it distinctively captures the strict norms and values placed on women of that era. What is meant by this is that, this tale shows some of the many tasks that women of that time were expected to complete, such as, work in the kitchen, run errands

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    Mistreatment in “Cinderella” Charles Perrault’s fairy tale “Cinderella” consists of a beautiful young girl that is mistreated by her stepmother and two stepsisters as a form of jealousy. While beauty is a treasure, graciousness is priceless. Ultimately Cinderella represents the persona of the average fairy tale, she manages to overcome her obstacles and find love with her “Prince Charming.” Cinderella is faced with the hardship of being mistreated by her family throughout the story, this however

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    Although his youngest son, Lil’wolf, wants to be good, he has made it clear to him that they must be bad and gets frustrated when he tries to be good. One of the Big Bad Wolf’s big appearances have been in the Little Red Riding Hood. In the Charles Perrault version, the wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, while tricking Little Red Riding Hood. The story takes place in a forest, where the author states that the wolf wanted to eat Little Red Riding hood but was scared of the lumberman

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    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

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    Religion in the Middle Age played a role in different aspect of people’s lives especially in writing. Although the tales of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were once oral stories, they were written down to hold the tradition in each culture. Walt Disney took these tales one step further by producing these films, Snow White and the Seven (1937) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). The tales of Snow White include The Young Slave by Giambattista Basile, Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, Lasair Gheug, the King

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    Fairy tales have passed from generation to generation, almost as a rite of passage, throughout western civilization. Whether it is the tales of the Grimm Brothers’ or modern Disney versions, fairy tales have permeated society for ages. The question is whether they are merely stories told to children for entertainment or something more. Every tale offers children morals to live up to such as not trusting strangers to being kind to animals. Are morals all that are provided though? Fairy tales seem

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    For a possible context argument: • When and where and by whom was this version of the tale (e.g., Perrault 's version of "Cinderella") first published? Be as precise as possible. Cinderella, or The Little Slipper Made of Glass was first published by Perrault, Charles in Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tale Trans. Christopher Betts. This version was published in Oxford UP in the year 2009. • What is one social issue, which was important for the culture in which the text was published, that

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    Giambattista Basile in Italy, Charles Perrault in France, and the Grimm Brothers in German. The two last authors being considered more collectors or such stories2. Interestingly each one created their own versions based on their reality and the audience they were writing for, and such tales had a content highly politic and violent in some cases. Nevertheless, such tales were not the sweetened version we have been exposed to because they were created in a different time in which

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    Response to Little Red Riding Hood The Little Red Riding Hood is a fairy tale that was originally written by the French writer Charles Perrault in 1697. Over time the story was re-written by various other writers like Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, James Thurber and Roald Dahlover. As each version of the story was re-written, the treatment of female roles have changed by progressing towards a more feminist viewpoint. The following paper will demonstrate how across time the different writers of the Little

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    How many different versions of “Cinderella” do you think exist? There are over 700 variants of the “Cinderella” story, and they are all very unique. The French tale of “Cinderella” was written by Charles Perrault, and it is the most popular of the hundreds of variants. The less known tale called “Oochigeaskw - The Rough Faced Girl” was told through the generations of Native American people. “Oochigeaskw - The Rough Faced Girl” has similar elements from the classic “Cinderella” tale; There are rude

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    their own characteristics and are slightly different from other stories. Many people are familiar with “Cinderella” because of the Disney film, but it was first written as a story before it was made into a movie. “The Little Glass Slipper” by Charles Perrault was changed by Disney to appeal to children. “The Little Glass Slipper” and “Aschenputtel” by the Brothers Grimm are two very common Cinderella stories. Every version of Cinderella mostly focuses on the same main points and ideas but has different

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    Fairytales have long been modified, changed, and reconditioned, and likewise acquire a history covering hundreds of years. Fairytales have focused on cultural properties of human life from their very creation in verbal form to their documentation as written stories in more modern times. In particular, “Little Red Riding Hood” has been exposed to many revisions over time. These alterations reflect both changes in projected audience and social and cultural concepts of its certain era. “The Story of

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