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Stoica, Aurora

Page history last edited by Abigail Heiniger 6 years, 6 months ago

Fairytales Group Proj.docx

Email: eh5286@wayne.edu

Major: psychology

Interests: reading, listening to music, doodling, volunteering


  These are the two pictures I thought were expressive enough to be worth writing about. I am not decided upon which one I will analyze for my paper, but I found the second image really interesting especially because it is a modern interpretation of a classic fairytale. 

 Little Red Riding Hood- By George Frederic Watts

Little Red Riding Hood- by Shlomi Nissim


Fairytales midterm final.docx


For my final paper I would like to analyze Hansel and Gretal. I would like to analyze the transformation of the female protagonist (her role, character, etc) and how this reflects a change in society (views, exptations, etc).

Sources: 1) Tangled up in Blue: Liz Lochhead's Grimm Sisters Tales

              2) Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion by Jack Zipes

              3) Cinderella, Marie Antoinette and Sara: Roles and Role models in A Little Princess by Elizabeth Rose Gruner


Thesis: Fairy tales have had a socializing function throughout the development of the genre. There has been particular emphasis on establishing gender roles for men and women, but the female gender roles in particular has been well defined. In analyzing various media based on the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" there has been a transformation in the representation of the female gender role and this is a reflection of the changes in society.

Stoica Final Paper fairy tales.docx

Final Paper fairy tales.docx

Comments (5)

Abigail Heiniger said

at 4:03 pm on Jan 26, 2014

These look great! Looking forward to reading your analysis (especially the second one - wow).

Abigail Heiniger said

at 1:24 am on Feb 16, 2014

That sounds like a great plan for the final paper!

Abigail Heiniger said

at 11:55 pm on Mar 2, 2014

These sources look good!

Abigail Heiniger said

at 2:09 am on Mar 7, 2014

This is a good working thesis! As you develop it, consider making more specific claims about the transformation of Gretel's role (What does this change reflect? Why is it significant?).

Aurora Stoica said

at 10:32 pm on Mar 10, 2014

Yes I was thinking of describing how Gretel's role has gone from strictly passive to active within contemporary versions of the tale. Then I was going to relate this to the shift in societal expectations of women since the feminist era, such as how women are now expected to take (more) active roles in determining their futures and the roles they will play in society as well as the family unit (i.e. less emphasis on women being homemakers and more emphasis on freedom to have careers, interests, etc outside the family unit.)

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