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Andersen 4-7 - nature….” This unneeded criticism and...

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Story of My Life—Anderson (97) Andersen mentions “Shadow pictures”, which is related to the fairy tale “Shadow” When Andersen comes back from his journey from Germany, his friends told him of his impressions, and Anderson wrote them down. Because of this, the shadow may represent Andersen, leaving with little, and coming back influenced by the outside world. Essay: In the end, the shadow gets a wife, but Andersen is left without a great love relationship. What is this portraying? Is there a significance in the shadow’s ability to obtain a relationship? What does the shadow have that Andersen doesn’t? Andersen is irritated at the criticism he receives in Copenhagen. He thinks the criticisim are “infinitely stupid”, and that the “Danish critics have generally no open eyes for
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Unformatted text preview: nature….” This unneeded criticism and Andersen’s mentioning of “no open eyes” is similar to the story in the Snow Queen, where Kai, with glass shards made by the devil rests in his eye, becomes evil and criticizes and ridicules those around him. Is this what he was alluding to? (165-166) Andersen used old stories, from his childhood, as new fairy tales. What is the difference between the stories, and why did he reuse them? (203-204) Andersen’s stories are meant for both children and adults, where he states “is a difficult task for those who will write children’s stories (205). Is the meaning of the stories generally the same for both audiences, or are they different?...
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