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Transformations

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Agenda



Group 9 Zipes

 


“The Frog King, of Iron Heinrich”

  • Who wrote this fairy tale?
  • Where was it published?
  • How does transformation work in this tale?
    • Who is transformed?
    • Why?
    • How?
    • Why does this matter?  
  • How does this variation of the typical ATU 425 tale split the concept of romantic love (heterosexual) into heterosexual passion (eros) and homosocial bonding (phileo)?   
    • Is this a reversal of "Eros and Psyche" (which is creating that ideal in Greek culture)? 
  • How do the illustrations modify the meaning of the tale? 
    • Consider Fernande Biegler's illustration (p121)
    • How old is the princess in the tale? In these illustrations? How does that impact our interpretation of the message? 

 

“The Ugly Duckling"

 

  • Who wrote this fairy tale?
  • Where was it published?
  • How does transformation work in this tale?
    • Who is transformed?
    • Why?
    • How?
    • Why does this matter?  
  • Could we imagine a similar (19th century) fairy tale with a female protagonist? 

 


Discussion Questions: Seeking Transformation

 

  • How do these narratives of transformation relate to the enchanted spouse tales we've read so far?
  • What is the attraction of transformation?
    • From a narrative standpoint?
    • From a cultural standpoint?
  • Why do these tales remain a part of the canon?
  • How is transformation illustrated
    • Are there similarities between these images?

 

 

 

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