Essays Tagged: "Fairy Tales"

cinderella complex-my view and analysis of it-with backing by various Cinderella stories-and cultural norms.

ng or someone external to transform their lives (Colette Dowling, 1981). Most modern adaptations of fairy tales, as well as original versions, place negative gender expectations on women. Perrault's C ... nurturing a psychological dependence in women.Providing cultural and socio-historical information, fairy tales have helped perpetuate stereotypical virtues of the "ideal" woman throughout vastly diff ...

(3 pages) 389 2 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

A persuasive essay on why Feiry Tales are a negative influence on children.

ey always live happily ever after? The simple answer is no.Guilty readers, these "Once Upon A Time" fairy tales that have been read as bedtime stories for as long as anyone can remember. They however ... l ideas and the impression that all dreams come true!Let us examine the so-called heroines of these fairy tales- they are all beautiful! Cinderella, Snow White and Anastasia-are any of these women Bla ...

(4 pages) 520 5 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

"Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch. describes his Philosphy on education in America today

hich each person should be knowledgeable. The list ranges from idioms to mythology, from science to fairy tales. Why has this list prompted a notable debate on our country's educational standards? E.D ...

(4 pages) 116 0 4.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolism in the Wizard of OZ

y, but left quickly. In 1897, he published Mother Goose in Prose, which was his first collection of fairy tales. Two years later in 1899, he published Father Goose in Prose ("Baum, Frank" ). In 1900, ...

(7 pages) 190 2 3.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya

out victorious? This common "good against evil" archetype, or universal idea, is often addressed in fairy tales, novels, mythology, and other pieces of literary work. In his novel Bless Me, Ultima, Ru ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fairy tales

what do I mean, then you might remember Birds and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, and many more.Fairy tales, as you might have guessed it right, have been there in man's life since around the Ston ... ge or earlier. From its name, one can get to know that they are not true, but fake. Yes, fake. Most fairy tales talk about stories that writers and children storytellers have made up themselves. The p ...

(4 pages) 135 0 2.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays


und. To me, the Gods and Goddesses, like Emperor Jade, in religious Taoism are merely characters in fairy tales. I have never thought that these characters in myths would mean God of certain religion. ...

(4 pages) 137 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Violence on TV

who dismiss its effects, claiming that watching violent TV shows is no different than listening to fairy tales. These conflicting statements tend to make parents give up the TV battle with their chil ...

(3 pages) 97 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

scrupulousness of lies. Throughout time, children have been taught honesty through literature. Many fairy tales and fables, by incorporating morals, enforce such essential lessons about life; The Boy ...

(7 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In "Fern Hill," by Dylan Thomas depicts a child's magical childhood and the restraints time has on life itself.

least it can not be seen by such adolescent eyes. A child constructs another world through mythical fairy tales or elaborate bed time stories. In "Fern Hill," Dylan Thomas depicts a child's magical ch ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Contrast of two versions of Macbeth's Beliefs.

hes are very different, as today in life people usually don't believe in witches; they only live in fairy tales.The witches are said to be very frightening and very powerful. They were said to have po ... o it by the devil. Polanski's witches are more related to today times as the witches' life today in fairy tales. The fairy tails are good and are thought to be bad but not as bad as they were four hun ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

The problem of gender in three fairy tales by Angela Carter.

efinition of gender and feminism......................................23 The Bloody Chamber and its fairy tales.....................................24 The comparison of the fairy tales The Tiger's Bri ... tship of Mr. Lyon..........................................................35 The comparison of the fairy tales The Tiger's Bride and The Werewolf...................................................... ...

(16 pages) 195 0 2.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Title: "Medieval Life Illuminated." This essay analyzes the the Miller's Tale in the Canterbury Tales which reveals medieval attitudes about class and courtly love.

s tale. He begins with the typical "Whylom," or "Once upon a time," to which has become a staple to fairy tales passed down through the generations. The Miller continues, "there lived at Oxford /a ric ...

(5 pages) 92 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

What is history?

erified or recorded are considered as legends and novels instead of history, because those works or fairy tales cannot to be proven to be true or it might contained too many unproven details or person ...

(1 pages) 54 0 2.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

16th century lycanthropy: How did the belief in werewolves influence the crime and literature of 16th century Europe?

, the idea of humans transforming into animals seems absurd. No sane person could ever believe such fairy tales of times long gone. In 16th century Europe, however, the belief was widespread. Accompan ... terature produced in the 16th century, from The Lay of the Were-Wolf by Marie de France, a werewolf fairy tale, to The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton, which offered a scientific explanation fo ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cinderella Fairytale Review

ou think this story is so appealing to so many around the world?"Cinderella" is arguably best-known fairy tale in the word. There are many various versions but all of them share the idea of a reductio ... as reflections of the cultural identities of the nations popularizing them. People started telling fairy tales a long time ago when there were social tensions and lower and upper classes (this is tru ...

(4 pages) 126 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Alexander Pushkin,

lized Russian literature with narrative poems, love poem, political poems, short stores, novels and fairy tales made him the greatest poet in Russia the father of the Russian Language and outstanding ...

(1 pages) 38 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Few Greek Gods

to explain nature and storytellers integrated amoral code into the myths. Many myths started out as fairy tales. As newand more efficient farming methods became available to the Greek people theywere ...

(7 pages) 52 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

What fairytale elements can be discerned in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice?'

There are many fairytale elements in 'The Merchant of Venice'. For example, there is the idea of being three differ ... in the bond and the three marriages. There is also the idea of deception, which is featured in many fairy tales. An example of this idea is when Jessica betrays her father to elope with Lorenzo. There ... a pound of flesh from Antonio's body is a gory image, which makes Shylock a typical villain from a fairytale. The element of a princess who is imprisoned in a tower is added when Portia is not able t ...

(7 pages) 33 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Social context of fairy tales, using "Little Red Riding Hood" and the film "Ever After" as examples.

SOCIAL CONTEXT OF FAIRY TALES- Fairy tales arise from specific social and cultural conditions and are thus shaped by t ... attitudes of that specific time.- Hence, the ideas that are still socially acceptable remain in the fairy tale throughout the ages, and others are altered over time.- In other words, the changing natu ... e inferiority and weakness is minimised.HOW THE FILM "EVER AFTER" RELATES TO "CINDERELLA" & THE FAIRY TALE GENRE.Similarities- Young woman loses father.- Is forced to work as a servant for mean st ...

(2 pages) 71 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers