Cinderella is a Classic fairytale that most people have grown up watching or reading. There are also many versions of Cinderella around the world that told a tale of a young girl who went through many hardships and in the end married her prince charming with the help of some animal friends and a fairy Godmother. In "Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior" Elisabeth Panttaja examined Grimm’s Cinderella and wanted her audience to see the deeper meaning in the story in which the reader is left questioning the morality behind this fairytale. Good writers can change their reader’s mind or even move their audiences into actions though the art of persuasion and that’s exactly what Elisabeth Panttaja did in “Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior". She used pathos and logos to persuade her audience to look at Cinderella in a whole new perspective.
Personal discovery is conveyed the in the text Briar Rose by Jane Yolen by the use of many forms of techniques such as; repetition, allusion, 3rd person, motifs, metaphors, symbolism, allegory and imagery, to convey distinct ideas about a quest of self-discovery, the main protagonists past, the Holocaust and the importance of storytelling. Yolan has also utilized the fairy tale style genre in ‘Briar Rose’ along with allegory to explore the ideas of mystery, personal discovery and riddles to portray the underlying truth. Beginning a quest of personal-discovery can be difficult for an individual if they do not know where their ancestry or legacy truly lies. One of our main protagonists, Becca, began this quest when she made a promise to her Grandmother, Gemma. Becca had made a promise to find her true legacy, and to uncover Gemma’s past; a promise that was pieced together from an innocent fairy tale, Briar Rose, that Becca had been told by Gemma endlessly from a young child.
Both stories, therefore, share a common idea that good overcomes evil. The two variations of the fairy tale of Cinderella have similar moral guidance as the original version of the tale, but the stories are different from what people expect. Each of the two stories touches on different issues like, for instance magic, spiritual, outcomes and miracles which are based on the beliefs and culture of its specific or respective society or community. Whatever the version may be, the fairy tale of Cinderella will continue to be a source of entertainment that will
The author, being the original creator, wrote this book to inspire women by sharing the story of Janie developing as a woman and finding her own voice. The author’s purpose is clear through her descriptive detail of the trials and challenges Janie faced throughout the novel. The director, on the other hand, in not the original creator and is only adapting. His Purpose was clear through the extensive length of time spent on Janie and Tea Cake’s relationship and by his omitting key details that did not fit into his new story line. A major difference that I noticed while watching the movie is the director’s characterization of Tea Cake.
In her retelling, Gemma frequently uses the traditional phrases Once upon a time and lived happily ever after. But it is clear to the reader that she personalises the material in such a way as to link it with the nightmarish events of her wartime life. Two parrallel stories are developed simultaneosuly: by Gemma's whole version of the Briar Rose tale which Becca recognises to be a metaphor for gemma's life (page 17) the effects of it is that the fairy tale references seem to deepen the story of gemma's holocaust suffering's and realte them to the whole cultural tradition of good and evil, of suffering and rescue, and of seeking and eventually finding. The
. What is Juliet’s relationship with her mother like at the beginning of the play? Consider the purpose of her conversation throughout, to what extent she knows her daughter and her views on love (look carefully at the form of Lady Capulet’s speech about Paris – it is very much like a sonnet. Think about why she might talk about him in this way) In Act 1, scene 3 the relationship between Lady Capulet and Juliet is a typical Elizabethan family relationship between a mother and daughter. Juliet is being a dutiful child by formally speaking to her mother at all times, such as when the Nurse calls her and she addresses Lady Capulet as ‘Madam’.
In a good novel, character development is important. Character development lets the reader connect with the characters in the novel and experience what they experience. In Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston, Kelley, a theatre performer, finds out she is a fairy princess. She meets a Janus Guard (a guardian of a gate, he keeps fairies from coming into the real world) named Sonny Flannery who helps her uncover her origin. A lot of unlucky events happen and suddenly she has to save the world.
As Yolen presents the significance and power of fairy tales through multiple voices ad dynamic use of techniques. One such technique is the use of an allegorical narrative. “Sleeping Beauty” is essential as it acts as an extended metaphor for Gemma to reveal her identity and past. This engaging device, intertexuality is used to deliver Gemma’s story whilst presenting moral messages to the audience. Jane Yolen has also used epigraphs at the beginning of each section, Home, Castle and Home Again; these present an authorial voice to the narrative.
In the film ‘Strictly Ballroom” directed by Baz Luhrman, one of the main protagonists, Fran is shown as an interesting character. Visual and verbal techniques help us to develop the interesting character of Fran. Fran is depicted as an interesting character thorough costume, dialogue and cinematography. Fran is portrayed as the ‘ugly duckling’ throughout the duration of the film. This makes her a very interesting character as her ‘princess’ transformation is very gradual and anticipated.
Readers, particularly women of all ages feel encouraged because Hall’s narratives are relatable. Hall’s self-exposed writing enables a reader to go beyond solely reading about her life, her writing can help a reader feel encouraged to tackle their own life obstacles. Due to Hall’s sincere and personal way of writing I felt encouraged and felt amazed at how much I not only liked her writing but learned from it as well. As I read Hall’s work I gained the impression that I was reading her personal journal. Her “journals,” in other words her autobiographical narratives such as Killing Chickens, “Shunned” and “Without a map” all reveal specific different bitter portions of her life that she has faced and overcame and reassures readers like me, that we can too.