Oral Goodness is rewarded Storytellers Teach valuable lessons Reading as oppose to hearing a tale
Discussion about folktales in general Thompson shows how folktales have been presented throughout the history. Nature of folktales (household tales or any type of story passed on from one generation to the next). More traditional folktales comes from medieval times and India. Oral stories are found in all civilization an they are factored by religion.
Begins with once upon a time Setting is usually in a castle, forest or town Story has good/nice characters Story has mean/bad characters Some characters are animals or members of royalty Story has magic Story has a problem Problem in the story is solved Good wins/outsmarts bad Ends with “happily ever after”
Anthropologists, linguists, educators, psychologists, psychiatrists and literary critics see fairytales as a kind of genetic code – a means by which cultural values are transmitted from one generation to the next. Fairytales may really be ways of inculcating young and impressionable children with culturally approved values. Adults and children use fairytales in complex and subtle ways.
Good & Bad sides Religious significance Understand beginnings
The culture played a large role in shaping each Cinderella stories around the world. Example: Perraults Cinderella is from the Medieval French Culture.
Vedas (Hindu) Cinderella’s sisters were the powers of darkness. Cinderella waited after her sisters. Mitra (sun) Cinderella cannot linger with Prince in the heavens. Cinderella appeared as evening twilight.
Women & The Cinderella ComplexRelationship Gender divide Longevity Single life First date Internet Tolerance
Background Characteristics Tales were a way to explain Young heroine unknown forces. Tales were oral because of Epitome of beauty low literacy. Treated poorly by her Oral tales expressed the family ideas that everyone needs to be helpful to survive. Seen for her true worth by A means to instruct the rising a man of high status. aristocracy as a proper behaviour in the middle ages.
Faith or Choices Faith or choices Domestic Violence Labels Weight Plastic surgery Self Esteem Education/rights Aging Labour (authority) Marriage/family
Sibling Rivalry (Bruno Bettelheim) It relates to something that ever1 has to go through in their lives..sibling rivalry Our conscious and unconscious minds But it also inspires confidence Relates to those children towards the end of their oedipal stage The German language to live among ashes Loss of her father’s love (Jacqueline Schectman) Makes a comparison b/w the four archetypes in Cinderella and the stages of grief families and the children she treats in therapy. Stepmother : structure and truth Stepsisters: unacknowledged grief Father: loss wife She points out for the readers to see how quietly and without notice fathers can be emotionally absent in a fractured family.
Message: justice will prevail, even when it appears the unrighteous are prospering from their evil deeds Theme: Christian Purpose is to teach truth The stepmother and stepsisters represent people who try to prosper through evil deeds. Fairy Godmother: angel from heaven Prince is the reward
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