ENGL 110 paper #1 - Boylan 1 Kelly Boylan Professor Kelsey...

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Boylan 1 Kelly Boylan Professor Kelsey English 110-28 22 September 2010 Paper 1 Final Draft The Imprisoned Princess A Response to Jie Ge Fairy tales have a place in everyone’s childhood, whether they are quick stories made up by parents while tucking their children into bed, or well known novels that have been made into famous Disney movies. Fairy tales are often associated with prin- cesses, perfect worlds and happy endings. Whether it be the “Princess and the Pea” or “Rapunzel,” one can always count on a fairy tale to have a female protagonist in a troubling situation, but can be sure that the fairytale will have a positive ending. In Jie Ge’s essay “Lofty Rooms: The Imprisonment versus the Protection of the Virginal Princess,” Ge attempts to portray fairytales in a different light. The focus of Ge’s essay is obvious to the reader; she is attempting to show that readers only see the protection of the female protagonist in fairytales as a positive thing, when in reality, it negatively affects the young girls. However, Jie Ge’s essay lacks good organization and thorough explanations which makes her argument weak. Jie Ge uses three fairytales written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, “Rapunzel,” “Briar Rose” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” throughout her essay to explain her main points. Ge explains that all of the princesses are trapped in dark rooms working all day which “re-
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Boylan 2 veals one of the main roles of women during the time period as a slave to the home” (28). She continues to focus on the towers each of the princesses are trapped in saying
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ENGL 110 paper #1 - Boylan 1 Kelly Boylan Professor Kelsey...

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