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German 250 Weeks 4 and 5 Questions about Miller's "Poisonous Pedagogy," Bettelheim pp. 23-28 ("Life Divined from the Inside") and 45-66 ("The Child's Need for Magic"); Tatar pp. 39-57 ("Fact and Fantasy: The Art of Reading Fairy Tales") and pp. 58-81 (“Victims and Seekers: The Family Romance of Fairy Tales”); Krakauer Into the Wild , chapters 16 and 18 and Versions of "Wild Man" Tales by the Grimms, Bly, Straparola, and De Mailly 1. Bruno Bettelheim says: "In a fairy tale, internal processes are externalized and become comprehensible as represented by the figures of the story and its events" (25). This sounds good, but what does Bettelheim mean? Try to give an example of one such "externalized" representation of internal processes in any one of the tales we read during weeks 1-4. 2. Alice Miller excerpts several passages from 18th- and 19th-century treatises on the education of children, and then summarizes their content on p. 58-60 of your excerpt. Although the texts she excerpts were written over one hundred years before the beginning of the Third Reich (1933- 1945), Miller says they contain a fascist "attitude." Webster's defines "fascism" as "a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism." Do you agree that these excerpts display a "fascist attitude?"
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course GER 250 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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