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“Cinderella” in Modern Times

One aspect of Charles Perrault’s “Cinderella” that is prevalent in our world today is the topic/theme of female empowerment.  In Perrault’s version, Cinderella’s mother is deceased; her father has married an evil woman (Cinderella’s stepmother), and both she and her … Continue reading

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Contemporary Views Within Cinderella

“Cinderella” is one of the many fairy tales that poses contemporary and timeless situations that can be seen within our lives to this day. A theme within “Cinderella” represents how an individual is able to overcome obstacles and difficult circumstances … Continue reading

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Contemporary views in Little Red Riding Hood

The story of “Little Red Riding Hood” has been passed on to many generations, through many different versions and variations. This impactful story shares perception of children as naive and easily manipulated targets of predators such as older males, as … Continue reading

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Cinderella in Contemporary Times

The fairytale “Cinderella” can be compared to contemporary times because of the presence of the theme vanity. In “Cinderella”, her two step-sisters dwell on their outside appearance. They want to be dressed in the most beautiful gowns, have their hair … Continue reading

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Contemporary Little Red Riding Hood

The story of Little Red Riding Hood has many connections to contemporary experiences. The idea of Little Red Riding Hood getting distracted by the wolf in the woods and being friendly to him has a direct correlation to the modern … Continue reading

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The Little Mermaid Relation to Contemporary Times

The Little Mermaid demonstrates a theme of wanting something that you cannot have or is outside of your social status of obtaining. For example, Ariel is a mermaid who will do anything to get legs and be a human. Ariel … Continue reading

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Hansel and Gretel vs. contemporary views

Hansel and Gretel shows a theme of child abandonment. In this story by the Brothers Grimm, the stepmother and the father abandons the two children in the forest, because they do not have enough money for food that will support … Continue reading

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Hansel and Gretel Compared to Contemporary Nanny McPhee

Hansel and Gretel can be loosely compared to the 2006 film Nanny McPhee. In this movie, a father must remarry after his wife passes or else he loses his house and his children. Last minute, he finds one ugly woman … Continue reading

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Beauty and The Beast is Contemporary

There have been many versions of Beauty and The Beast throughout the years, but one motif/theme that is constant is the idea of stereotypical beauty. In Maria Tartar’s version and in the Disney version, Belle/Beauty is a beautiful girl, who … Continue reading

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Contemporary Mulan

The story of Mulan centers around the themes of family, strength, and honor. In the story, Mulan faces the partiarchy head on as she dresses as a man to take her fathers place as a soilder. These ideas challenge social … Continue reading

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