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Compare & Contrast: Sun, Moon, and Talia, Briar Rose, and Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

Again, this is a case where the three tales share some story elements, but have many differences in how the stories are executed. All of the stories have a princess (or lord’s daughter) who is destined to sleep after pricking her finger. 498 more words


The enduring enchantment of fairy tales

Fairy tales from around the world such as Sleeping Beauty are stories that have traveled eons.  They have been part of our collective consciousness for so long that that as P.L. 481 more words

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Asse-poester   (:)   Jiske-pûster    (deel 3)

Intrigerend  aan  die  vraag  naar  (¿)  waarom  Asse-poester  geen  Asse-poetster  heet (?)  is ,  dat  het  iets  duidelijk  maakt ,  dat  wij  “vergeten”  zijn  [:]   in  de  naam  voor  Asse-poester  is  een  woord  bewaard  gebleven ,  dat  in  de  standaard-taal  verdwenen  is  //  of  althans  niet  meer  begrepen  wordt [:]  poesten  [  →   327 more words

The Not-So Villainous Villainess: How Traditional Gender Roles are Challenged and Combined in Disney's Maleficent


Every young girl grows up with fairy tales, Disney princesses, and the ever-so-perfect happily ever after. These animated classics and short stories are viewed and read during a child’s formative years and can have a great impact on how they view themselves in society. 219 more words


Cinderella (aka The Little Glass Slipper) - Charles Perrault

Once there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had, by a former husband, two daughters of her own, who were, indeed, exactly like her in all things. 2,402 more words


Origins of Cinderella - Part 2

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Perrault’s Cendrillon or the Little Glass Slipper

Writing in the late 17th century (1697) and for the French bourgeois, Charles Perrault adapted… 1,410 more words

Fairy Tales

Origins of Cinderella - Part 1

Linguists recently posited that some fairy tales, such as Rumpelstiltskin and Beauty and the Beast could potentially be thousands of years old, a notion I found fascinating. 1,116 more words

Fairy Tales