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Cinderella Parallel

The story I selected that features familiar parallels with the Cinderella fairy tale is “The Rough-Face Girl”, which takes place in an Algonquin setting. The protagonist was selected to take care of a fire for years upon years, inflicting a … Continue reading

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Cinderella Video This commercial ad for Aldi in “Cendrillon” (French for Cinderella) shows a guy looking for the shoe owner of the woman he saw at a club in the modern world, sharing photos of the shoe online but also the … Continue reading

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Story Prompt

Use this image to create a fairy tale to share with others…  we will do this in class

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Welcome to the SJNY Freshman Seminar on Fairy and Folk Tales

We all recall the fairy tales that entranced us when we were young… and maybe still do.  Before they were called “fairy tales,” they were folk tales.  Where do fairy tales come from?  What makes a story a “fairy tale?” … Continue reading

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