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Fairy Tales Essay Examples

Essays on Fairy Tales

Anne Sexton’s Cinderella Story
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We have all read a fairytale at least once in our lives and the ending is always the same. There is always something bad that happens but, in the end, everyone lives happily ever after. In Anne Sexton’s poem “Cinderella” there is a twist, she adds her own tale and shakes up the original fairytale. Anne Sexton starts the poem by talking about the original fairy tales. After every fairy tale, she ends it by saying “that story” getting the…...
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Reading Report of “The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde”
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Introduction of the Author The English author Oscar Wilde lived from 1854 to 1900. He was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde was the second son of a distinguished family. His father, Sir William Wilde, was a surgeon, and his mother was a poet and writer. Oscar Wilde was well-educated and graduated from Oxford University. At Oxford, Wilde was influenced by the aesthetic ideas of Walter Pater and John Ruskin, and was exposed to the works of…...
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The Truth Under Fairy Tale: The Reflection of The Little Prince
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The Little Prince, the book with most of the human emotions in the world, is just like my life story. Actually, I have read this book several times from the first time I got it at age of 10. The Little Prince, is a fairy tale for children, a fable for adults, a memoir for the old. The author is Antonine de Saint-Exupery from France. It was written in 1942 and published in 1943. The author, Antonine, was an existentialist.…...
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Psychological Impact of Fairy Tales on the Mind of Children
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In today’s vain society, is it not refreshing to listen to tales of heroes that confront all adversities with courage, treat all people with kindness? Heroes who don’t give up and receive the rewards they deserve? Some might disagree, but the truth is that such optimism is a necessity in life. (Bettleheim, 1989) states that for children to mature, they need to be educated about the realities of the world, how one has the power to overcome life’s difficulties and…...
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The BFG
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Introduction In Edwards Lear's "The Dong With The Luminous Nose" the only made up language are the names of places and characters. "For ever I'll seek by lake and shore Till I find my Jumbly girl once more. " In "Through The Looking Glass" everything is back to front and nobody behaves or acts as they should and Alice is trying to make sense of it all and at times having to act in an adult way. "'Then you'd better…...
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Story of Rapunzel
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Fairy tales have been told with teaching a lesson. The stories have been told numerous times, while changing the script plenty of times. Rapunzel was published in the mid-1800s. Several years later Disney had released its own version of fairy tales in which one was called Tangled, it was a modern version of Rapunzel, Cinderella was published and released in 2010. These fairy tales had modern versions to relate too. The comparing and contrast are shown through the characters in…...
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In Little Red Cap – Fairy Tales
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'In Little Red Cap,' Duffy has successfully written about childhood and the loss of innocence. Discuss with detailed references to the poem; I am going to explore more deeply into Carol Anne Duffy's poem, 'little Red Cap. ' And discuss the journey from childhood to adulthood, due to 'Little Red Cap's' loss of innocence. 'Little Red Cap' is one of the many poems that have been written by Carol Ann Duffy to portray a feminine side of life. Carol Anne…...
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The Great Gatsby is so far-fetched that it is more like a fairy-tale than a Realist Novel
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The Great Gatsby is so far-fetched that it is more like a fairy-tale than a Realist Novel. With reference to appropriately selected parts of the novel, and relevant external contextual information on the nature of fairy tale and the Realist Novel, give your response to the above view. Many critics claim that The Great Gatsby is so far-fetched that it is more like a fairy-tale than a Realist Novel. I would agree with this judgement, because the narrative is too…...
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Innocent Sleeping Beauty
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Destiny Best There are three different versions of "Sleeping Beauty" two in which are very scary for a young child to watch or read Sun, Moon, Talia and Briar Rose. Both have dramatic scenes, very troubling to know such a young woman can endure harsh violence and traumatic sexual content. Walt Disney Sleeping beauty has been edited and toned down for the younger audience. All three in tune has the same plot when it comes to the innocent pure young…...
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Cinderella, a Modern Fairy Tale
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Once upon a time in the town of Buttercup, there lived a beautiful young girl and her father. The girl was called Cinderella, but was known to everyone as Cindy. Her father considered it to be old-fashioned and so she came to be known as Cindy, very few people actually knew this was not her real name. Her mother had died during childbirth, a mistake by the hospital resulted in Cindy's father George suing them for a large amount of…...
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The relations of women and men
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Building an Argument Kolbenschlag tells the story of "Cinderella" from a feminists point of view. The point of feminist criticism is to attempt to clarify the relations of women and men in an array of different viewpoints such as literary works, political and economic affairs, and structures of family life. Throughout the story Kolbenschlag gives us various examples to state her case and leaves us with questions such as: what is the relationship between men and women? How does a…...
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The Invisible Man
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Once upon a time not so long, long ago there was a small town named Appleton. In this small countryside town there lived many people. There were charming maidens, wicked convicts, endearing princes and vile villains. They all lived together the best they could not without the occasional problems that you would expect from such a diverse group of neighbors. A rather large problem arised and they all slowly started noticing, it was the disappearance of one of their friends…...
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Green book: A civil rights fairy tale
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This final essay will analyze the Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book. This classy, Inspirational filmmaking comes from the director and co-writer Peter Farrelly, This film is inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. Set against the scene of a country grappling with the heroism and flickery of the Civil Rights Movement.2 men will be tackled with racism, anger, generosity, kindness and their own…...
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The Story of Maleficent
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“Maleficent may be known as a wicked villainess but she didn’t start off that way.” The story starts with meeting Maleficent as a child living alone in a tree, orphaned. In these early stages, Maleficent is confident and gentle. Then the story follows Maleficent’s encounter with Stefan, a boy from the surrounding village belonging to the King, and her young-adult ventures. Her friendship with Stefan is an untraditional friendship because fairies and humans are natural enemies in this time. One…...
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Autobiographical Tone of Chinese Cinderella
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‘Chinese Cinderella’ is the story of pain, rejection and triumph. Mental pain, contempt and cruelty were the harsh realities of her life. But the will to succeed and win recognition proved to be powerful motivating factors. The subtext is based in the years 1940-1950 and on memoirs of Adeline’s childhood. This extract is based on one of the few occasions when she went home. The title has a dreamy fairy tale like tone. It is used in an ironic manner…...
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Cinderella Story
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Elisabeth Panttaja states that the mother role in all the Cinderella’s has a wide effect on the fairytales. In the article, Panttaja analyzes the Cinderella myth from the Grimms brothers’ perspective, along with other Cinderella myths. One topic Panttaja mentions is, “Indeed, Cinderella’s mother’s role is far from marginal: the words and actions of Cinderella’s mother are of vital importance”. Panttaja suggests that even though Cinderella’s mother is not a main character in the story, she is the reason Cinderella…...
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“Cinderella” by Charles Perrault and “Ashputtle” by the Grimm Brothers
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“Fairytales are unique, not only as a form of literature, but as works of art which are fully comprehensible to the child as no other form of art is. ” we were introduced several versions of Cinderella in “Damsels in Distress”. For generations, the Cinderella story had been one of the most popular fairytales around the world; there are countless modified versions of it. For this analysis, I chose “Cinderella” by Charles Perrault and “Ashputtle” by the Grimm Brothers and…...
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The Nightingale and the Rose is a ‘fairy tale’ story written by Oscar Wilde
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Is 'The Nightingale And The Rose' just a child's fairy tale or is it a more complex criticism of love and society? The Nightingale and the Rose is a 'fairy tale' story written by Oscar Wilde, originally for his two sons, in the late 1880s. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin (Ireland) 1854, and was well known for his wit and story telling. He was a famous poet, art lecturer, author and scriptwriter. But at the height of his success…...
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Jack and the Beanstalk: A Critical Reporting
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Jack and the Beanstalk is a traditional fairytale passed down from generation to generation in different versions. Although there are many similarities between versions, it is clear that the justification of the actions of the main character, Jack, and the condemning nature of the supposed villain of the story, the giant or ogre, differ in weight across the different accounts. This report aims to get a clear understanding of who the real hero is in the story of Jack and…...
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Fairy Tales Final Exam Short Answers
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1. The Idea of Naming Unique names and titles contribute greatly to the success of fairytales. In classic fairytales, readers identify the protagonist as an icon, rather than a requisite to push the plot. Timeless “appellations,” such as “Cinderella,” “The Little Red Ridinghood,” “Snow White,” “Blue Beard,” etc. inheritably connect to public impression. Nowadays, every name has a story behind it, and the name itself is a story. In general, classical fairytale names feature descriptive adjectives, especially colors, which directly…...
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The Story of Little Red Riding Hood
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The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been around for years. Throughout the years this story has been told many different ways. The story began as a folk tale that European mothers and nurses told to young children. The fable soon came to the attention of Charles Perrault (1628-1703). He was a French attorney who turned into a poet, writer, and anthologist. He published one version of the story in a 1697 collection of fairy tales, which is a…...
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The Tortoise and the Hare
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Everyone knows the story of the tortoise and the hare. For it has been told for many years. In “The Tortoise and the Hare”, the hare mocks the slow-moving tortoise or turtle for being a slow-moving turtle so to speak. The tortoise takes on the challenge of racing the hare and announces that he would win the race because of his determination, not his speed. The hare finds this quite humorous and accepts the challenge. After the race begins, the…...
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The Wizard of Oz as a Fairy Tale
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For hundreds of years, parents have been enthralling children with stories of magic and wishes coming true. Fairy tales are passed from one generation to the next through oral tradition, and, in modern times, books. As various societies develop, fairy tales are changed to fit the needs and morals those societies want to impress upon their children. Thus, the style and content of a fairy tale is directly affected by the social attitudes of a particular society at a particular…...
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Ilu, the Talking Drum
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For too long, people have neglected to remember where their culture stems from. The culture that lies in our past is connected to our present and ultimately, our future. Despite the possibilities that learning about our past can offer, there is no limit to how much despair can be found during the search. However, it is because of those faults that allow us to move forward in life. This point of view is the main focus in the poem “Ilu,…...
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Cinderella: Difference and German Story
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Cinderella and Ashputtle are 2 different stories based upon the exact same plot. Ashputtle is a German story, and Cinderella is from France. From what one can inform from checking out the two versions, these two nations have the ability to produce really various styles of composing. The stories Ashputtle and Cinderella are extremely comparable in plot, yet the information are extremely different in multiple ways. The German story, Ashputtle, is a much harsher story. Ashputtle contains more blood and…...
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Little Red Riding Hood Fairy Tale Analysis
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I am going to describe the theme of Little Red Riding Hood, and describe the elements I found to contribute to the theme, how those elements affect the narrative theme. The elements that I am going to use in this paper are the narrative point of view, plot and symbolism. The point of view of is described in our text as is third-person objective, which the narrator takes a detached approach to the characters and action increasing the dramatic effect…...
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Disney’s and Andersen’s Fairy Tales About Little Mermaid
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Is common sense of good people winning the bad guys always true? This is one of the underlying themes of every fairy tale. Every kid grew up in fairy tales that enriched their young minds of lovely stories that fulfill every child’s fantasy. Fairy tales are fictional stories that consist of folkloric characters or characters that are products of imagination such as fairies and talking animals. Fairy tales are also composed of enchantments and magic that most kids love. Fairy…...
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Cinderella Not a Love Story
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A very common fairy tale that we have grown up hearing is the story of Cinderella, a poor girl whose dreams of marrying a prince and living happily ever after, finally comes true after many years of wishing upon a star. Individual writers of the “Cinderella” story may alter the story, but the general concept is always the same. This classic story has been told to millions of children and is known as a great romance. A romance is supposed…...
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Super Kikay and Her Flying Pagong
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The turtle is a magical and gave Kikay the power to save humankind and the sea creatures. It is her duty to protect the ocean deep from the giant small Octopus and its master disciple from getting the magical pearl that gives life to the ocean deep. As a training, Super Kikay fly around their town and try to solve the problems and difficulties of other people. Some of the problems she solve was to help a stuck jeepney get…...
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Fairy Tale Good Vs. Evil
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Comparative Essay Great versus Evil In a lot of known fairy tales, the theme of great and wicked is usually there. This essay will compare Rapunzel to Sweetheart Roland and offer the reason as to why the style great and wicked even exists. In order to reveal why excellent and evil exists in the majority of understood fairy tales, this essay will have to handle what excellent and evil is. It will proceed to go over small information of the…...
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Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood
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One of the funniest of all games played by Freudian literary critics is that of finding sex symbols in old fairy tales. It is a very easy game to play. Freud is said to have once remarked that a cigar sometimes is just a cigar, but psychoanalysts who write about fairy tales seem incapable of seeing them as just fantasies intended to entertain, instruct, and at times frighten young children. Bruno Bettelheim's analysis of Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH), in…...
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Cinderella Man Film
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Cinderella Male is a film about The Great Depression. How is this period in history portrayed in the film? The movie Cinderella Guy is based on a true story about a fighter James J Braddock, during the Great Depression in the 1930's. Braddock, his spouse Mae and his three kids were really well off, due to the truth that Braddock was doing effectively with his boxing and winning great deals of fights, which led to great deals of cash. This…...
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Fairy Tale About Roro Jonggrang
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Once upon a time, there was a kingdom named Prambanan. The people lived there peacefully. But suddenly, the kingdom of Prambanan was attacked and occupied by Pengging kingdom. Because of that, Prambanan was ruled by Bandung Bandowoso from Pengging kingdom. He was a king and had supernatural power. His soldiers were both humans and genies. Bandung Bandowoso fell in love with Roro Jonggrang, a beautiful daughter from the king of Prambanan, and he wanted to marry her. Roro Jonggrang was…...
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The Tale Of Tonyo The Brave
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COME here, mga apo. You want me to tell you a story? Then you must come nearer, and sit at my feet. Don’t interrupt me, as my memory is as fleeting as the summer breeze, and you may find that an interrupted story is worse than no story at all. I had been telling you war stories before, of things that happened to your father and to your father’s father, who was my brother. Now, what I am going to…...
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Cinderella: Brothers Grimm and Traditional Fairy Tale
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Anne Sexton's poetic debunking of Cinderella is a dark comic version of the popular fairy tale. In it, she combines the Brothers' Grimm tale with stories from modern society. In the poem "Cinderella" by Anne Sexton, she uses the stylistic devices diction, tone, symbolism, repetition, similes, and references from contemporary living to the Brothers' Grimm to satirize the happily ever after that many people chase. Does this fairy tale ending exist or is it just a dream stalked by many?…...
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Short Essay: Perrault’s Cinderella
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Folklore, modern media, and historical events within the western world have shown us time and time again that women are meant to be the fairer and weaker of the two sexes; while reiterating the idea that men are strong, valiant, and ultimately the saviors of all women. This notion has been used to fortify the difference between the two genders, asserting the claim that women cannot save themselves or each other, and can only find their “happily ever after” with…...
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The Role of the Prioress
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In The Canterbury Tales Prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces many characters that play a significant role in the Medieval society. While some characters represent their position well, many do not follow certain rules and codes that are required by their occupation. Specifically, the nunnery requires a prioress to follow many vows, wear certain clothing, and perform various religious acts. Chaucer describes certain manners and habits of the Prioress, Madame Eglantyne, in order to show her non-fulfillment of these requirements. In order…...
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Fairy Tale as a Component of Movie Shrek
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What Features of fairy tales or legends are evident in the movie ‘Shrek’ The animated film ‘Shrek’ is a modern portrayal of a traditional story. It displays most, if not all qualities of both legend and fairy-tale. As the opening scene begins with non-diegetic music (audible to audience only) and a magical light shining on a large book with the traditional starting of a fairy tale ‘Once Upon a time’. This opening scene demonstrates one feature of the fairy-tale genre.…...
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Anne Sexton’s Cinderella: An Analysis
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We've always read or been read fairy tales once in our lives, and how do they always end? Yes, happily ever after. In Anne Sexton's "Cinderella", she shakes up the traditional fairy tale, by adding her own tale. She uses sarcasm to finish the tale, causing the reader's expectation of a happy ending and a traditional fairy tale to disappear. In doing so, she depicts the difference between the fairy tale and reality world. With Sexton's harsh words of reality,…...
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Should children read fairy tales?
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Fairy tales picture a world filled with magic, love and the triumph of the good over the evil. Fairy tales are a window to other worlds where the wildest dreams can come true and the hero always lives happily ever after preferably paired with his loved one. Although some people argue that fairy tales are full of stereotypes, filled with frightening monsters and promote racism and sexism I believe that they are wrong because fairy tales provide valuable moral lessons…...
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