littlemermaid - An Essay on "The Little Mermaid"...

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An Essay on “The Little Mermaid” Hans Christian Andersen seems to say that a girl’s main interest is her desire to grow up. Growing up includes the finding of the self, love, and, above all, happiness. This quest seems to be the little mermaid’s passion. Furthermore, passion and desire are major themes in Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid.” Hans Christian Anderson pursues these themes through use of passion colors, the mermaid’s personality, and in images and examples of love. Red is often considered the foremost color representing passion, love, and desire. Hans Christian Anderson’s tale, “The Little Mermaid,” is full of images consumed by the color red. Some examples of Anderson’s use of red are: “[in her garden] she would have nothing but the rose-red flowers that were like the sun,” (Anderson 217); “she couldn’t describe just how beautiful [the clouds] were as they sailed, all crimson and violet, over her head.” (Anderson 218); “he kissed her red mouth,” (Anderson 229); and “The knife quivered in the mermaid’s hand- but then she flung it far out into the waves; they glimmered red where it fell, and what looked like drops of blood came oozing out” (Anderson 231). These examples are not only
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BUS 215 taught by Professor Mcquiddy during the Spring '08 term at Chapman University .

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