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My P. Le WG211 – JP 2011 Character Grids for "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon" , "Cupid and Psyche" (Apuleius) , Cynthia Jones "Psyche and Eros" I- "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon" from East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon, by George Webbe Dasent (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888) – 19 th century Norwegian folktale. Character Archetype(s) Difference(s ) Youngest daughter Virgin/ Good girl, The Heroine Mother Mother White Bear’s stepmother Evil witch Long-nose Princess Whore Old hags Wise women II- "Cupid and Psyche" (Apuleius) written in the 2nd century AD by Apuleius - a Latin prose writer, reprinted in Spells of Enchantment as Cupid and Psyche (1991) Character Archetype(s) Difference(s) Psyche Virgin/ Good girl, The Heroine Unlike the youngest daughter in “East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon”, Psyche had more complexity in her life - her personality and her development through challenges. The youngest daughter in the first story was simple-minded as could be, she didn’t develop any shown affection for her husband before she saw him, neither love nor trust; she just simply enjoyed her new good fortune – so when her mother gave her advice, she just blindly follow it. There Psyche was different: she loved Cupid, even when she was bewitched by her sisters’ badmouth that he was a monster, she still loved him dearly; thus she had to struggle in her mind before she committed the ‘crime’. Psyche also portrayed a better daughter than the one in the first story: when Psyche learnt about her fate, she bravely decided to accept it to prevent destructions to her country if the oracle wasn’t obeyed, and even soothed her parents; while the girl in the first story didn’t express such willingness to sacrifice for her family’s sake at first. This girl didn’t show much emotion, she just wept and cried – this might be because folk tale was at the primitive oral level, both the teller and the audience only paid attention to the happenings, but not to the development
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ECON 125 taught by Professor Diannelabert during the Spring '11 term at Hamilton College.

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