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Unformatted text preview: time: 1. Readers boredom with long romans (novels) from the middle of the century 2. The tradition of fantasy literature extending back to the Middle Ages 3. The use of Merveilleux in 17 th century court pastimes, opera, and salons 4. The sentiment of decline at he the end of Louis IVs rein (What caused the decline and why were people sentimental?) 5. The personal misfortune of many of the conteurs and conteuses (What are conteurs and conteuses?) The only thing I noticed about all these conditions is that none of them gave a direct explanation of why fairy tales became popular instead of another genre. Many of these conditions (1, 3, 4, 5) could have given birth to short stories, musicals, Shakespearean plays and so on. I felt that Seifert needed a bit more than these reasons in order to support her argument for why there were historical influences in fairy tales....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course WSII K10.0639 taught by Professor Lennox during the Spring '08 term at NYU.
- Spring '08