Discussion Notes 10 30 07 - Hannan Merritt Discussion...

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Hannan Merritt Discussion Notes 10/30/07 “Vasilisa the Beautiful” had a great example of a magical agent.  “Vasilisa took the old woman  into her home too, and carried her doll in her pocket till the end of her life” (447). I also saw some similarities between “Cinderella” and “Vasilisa the Beautiful”.  “Vasilisa was the  most beautiful girl in the village; her stepmother and her stepsisters were jealous of her beauty  and tormented her by giving her all kinds of work to do…” (439). “Prince Ivan and Byely Polyanin” had another variation on the cheers or ending rhyme type  phrase at the end of the story.  “for speedily a tale is spun, but with much less speed a deed is  done” (482). Most of the “Baba Yaga” tales also had some sort of toast that finished the stories.  Either the  drinking of mead one or the crock of butter one. “The Sorceress” had the clearest religious overtones of the story and also contained a link to Vyi 
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course RUS FSEM taught by Professor Galloway during the Fall '08 term at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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