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Richards, Jacquelyn

Page history last edited by fa0141 6 years, 6 months ago

Contact Information: fa0141@wayne.edu

Major: French


Fairy Tales in visual media project: I would like to use Red Riding Hood from Once Upon a Time:




My final draft of the paper!





For my final project: I am thinking about doing the Snow Queen and comparing it to the new movie Frozen in how they transformed the snow queen from a villainous woman into a heroine.

My sources so far:






"We Said Feminist Fairy Tales, Not Fractured Fairy Tales! The Construction of the Feminist Fairy Tale: Female Agency over Role Reversal."  Kuykendal, Leslee Farish; Strum, Brian W.

I'm sorry that I can't get the link. No matter how many times I copy and paste it, for some reason the link leads to a different page D:


My tentative thesis:

Aside from parting from the original narrative of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen," Disney's "Frozen" changes the tale by challenging the traditional gender roles of women in undermining romance as well as in rewriting the villain into a remarkably relatable and likeable heroine.


The final draft of my final project: finalproj.docx

Comments (6)

Abigail Heiniger said

at 4:01 pm on Jan 26, 2014

That's a great fairy tale for this project! Feel free to use any of the resources posted here!

Abigail Heiniger said

at 10:48 am on Feb 5, 2014

This is a great visual. Looking forward to how you compare this with the literary tale!

Abigail Heiniger said

at 11:53 pm on Mar 2, 2014

This is a great topic! The dramatic change between "The Snow Queen" and "Frozen" is remarkable (and yet there are a lot of recognizable tropes). Disney refigures women (and nature?) in their movie. And the sources look good (even the one I can't see)! Both fairy tales undermine romance, but in dramatically different ways.

Abigail Heiniger said

at 11:53 pm on Mar 2, 2014

There has been some good work on the re-writing of female villains in recent fairy tales.

Abigail Heiniger said

at 12:30 am on Mar 3, 2014

You may want to think about "female kinship" and the role that has played in the last TWO Disney movies (and how that undermines fairytale expectations - most fairy tales have malicious female kinship).

Abigail Heiniger said

at 2:17 am on Mar 7, 2014

Good thesis! I especially like the way you examine the shift from romance to familial bonds.

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