Examine the literary creativity in the fictional text and non-fictional text: the story of Snow White
Children's fairy tales have been around for hundreds of years and all over the world, it is interesting to note that only a select number of them, tales such as Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, have been reproduced and translated into different versions around different countries. With the effort of Walt Disney's animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the story of Snow White is a fairy tale best known from many countries in Europe and all over the world for its basic elements: a beautiful young girl sent from her home, magic mirror, seven dwarfs, a poisoned apple provided by a wickedly jealous stepmother and the glass coffin. Indeed, in the first edition of the Snow White (Grimm, Jacob and Wilheim Grimm, 1857), the Brothers Grimm published the version they had first collected, in which the villain of the piece is Snow White's jealous mother instead of her stepmother.
The original Grimm Brothers' version of Snow White is rather relied on dark and melancholic and dealt with topics such as life, death, jealousy, violence, vengeance. With this in mind, it is time to question 'Are these texts only perceived as fairy tale, or classified as literature?'
Making references to theoretical bases of literary creativity by which numerous of scholars and theorists developed, this paper aims at contributing a discussion of creativity level and literariness by focusing primarily on the textual theories in the given texts. The fictional text chosen for analyzing is the original Grimm Brothers' version of Snow White while the non-fictional text called 'Snow, Glass, Apples: The Story of Snow White' cited from Realms of Fantasy magazine published in 1997, it provides a detail review...