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  • 1. The Ugly Duckling Renata A. SchramA Tale by Hans Christian Andersen
  • 2. OverviewHans Christian Andersens Biography.The motivations behind the Ugly DucklingTale appropriate for modern days?
  • 3. Hans Christian AndersenDanish writer born on 1805, son on a shoemaker and a washerwoman.His birthday on April 2 is celebrated as the International Childrens Book Day.Tried to be an actor on the Royal Theater of Copenhagen with no success.
  • 4. RecognitionAccepted at the University of Copenhagen in 1928.Was mostly known for childrens stories, but also wrote plays, poems and autobiographies.His stories portrayed the victory of good against evil.
  • 5. Andersen was an innovator and broke with the literary tradition using idioms and constructions of the spoken language.Example:-But at last the eggshells began to crack, one after another. "Peep, peep!" said the little things, as they came to life and poked out their heads. (The Ugly Duckling)
  • 6. MotivationStory displays subjects such as: need of acceptance, need to belong to a group and to find your own way in life.The Ugly Duckling could be a metaphor for his own life.Motivation to inspire people to have hope and never despair.
  • 7. Tale still appropriate?It talks about actual problems such as bullying and peer pressure.It teaches kids to have empathy and respect differences.
  • 8. Some cruel parts on the original version, but still in context with reality.There are milder variations of the original tale.