Open ended ending If you destroy the conventions of the story then I will

Open ended ending if you destroy the conventions of

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Open-ended ending If you destroy the conventions of the story, then I will destroy the story itself Hazel Tells LaVerne - Princess and the frog Gretel in Darkness - Told from Gretel’s perspective - The story of Hansel and Gretel - Gretel is talking to Hansel - Witch and step mother want the children dead - German tail about on oven (the holocaust) Gas- gas chambers Oven- gas chambers Cinderella - By Randall Jarrell - Imaginary playmate is the fairy godmother, wears a sea-coal satin - ‘coal’ = ‘cinder’; she cleans out the fire place - Godmother’s eyes are ‘flame blue’, and has wings - Sit by the fire at the end of the first stanza - Eyes are the window to the soul= flame blue eyes mean that the fire is coming from the soul - A poem about the mother (godmother) - Talks about men, then the ‘father’ and their eyes are ‘marble’; suggesting statues - ‘gossip’= originally meant neighbor, then female neighbor, then unlikeable female, then an unpleasant act - hard-breasted=hard-hearted (breast/chest holds the heart) - ‘men!’ not a positive - inside the flames of hell, the very centre is heaven; has the gold gauze door - like the gauze of her dress - gods mother is Mary, also called the Madonna; important that she is a virgin (innocence, purity) The Werewolf - ‘little red riding hood’ - moral= don’t stray from the pack - originally set in the winter time - first paragraph: cold weather and cold hearts - taking the fairy tale elements and adding gothic elements - a young beautiful innocent girl being stalked by evil; she is passive, but because she is beautiful a man is likely to fall in love with her and save her
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- has disturbing sexual undertones (incest???? ewww) - mythic creatures (wolf) - first paragraph is only one sentence (VERY important) - used to allow us to draw parallels between the fairy tales and the short story - icon of the virgin - this is a story filled with women - they do not have faith - how close is the little girl to little red riding hood; - encounter between wolf and little girl THE WEREWOLF (number 2 lolol) - Red riding hood - This fairy tale is an allusion to red riding hood - Protagonist: little girl - Seems like red riding hood but there are differences such as: o The girl wears a sheepskin coat o She’s competent o She’s not passive - She finds out her grandma is a werewolf - The wolf ends up killing the grandma - She little girl becomes rich without having to marry bc she inherits everything her grandmother had - Last line: “now the little girl lives in her grandmother’s house, she prospered” o It is a happily ever after ending but it’s chilling - Reassess the whole story: this story is told by the little girl. She could be making things up o Was there really a wolf? o Is she the one who killed her grandma? - Another theory: what is the grandmother is the werewolf?
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  • Spring '16
  • Van Styvendale
  • Alice in Wonderland, Alice, Fairy tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sir John, Little Red Riding Hood

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