Persuasion
3821 words 8 pages

Title – Elements of the Short Story By – Melanie Marchand Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Language Arts Grade Level – 11-12 The Elements of the Short Story – Lesson 1 Short Story Unit Contents: Short Story Unit Overview Lesson 1 – Elements of the Short Story Lesson 2 – A Ghost […]

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Mise-en-scene in The Red Shoes (1948)
1250 words 3 pages

The Red Shoes, directed by the marquee team of Michael Powell and Emeric Presssburger is an important film of British Cinema. One of the early exponents of Technicolor brilliance, the film is an exposition on use of light and colour for cinematic effect. Cinematographically the film is quite brilliant and a rich source for studying […]

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The Story of Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
751 words 2 pages

The story of “Briar Rose” by Jane Yolen is a heartrending story about the Holocaust intertwined with a fairytale. Yolen draws the audience into the world of the novel “Briar Rose” though the use of intertextuality, storytelling and an interwoven narrative structure. These distinctive textual qualities engages the readers to experience Becca the protagonist’s Journey […]

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My Best Friend Analysis
377 words 1 page

Last year I had a luck to be in german fairy tale. It was amazing. And the reason is not only that we were in Chtistmas Berlin, but also our jolly crowd. We all know that the quality of our rest straight depends on the people who are with us. I will not tell about […]

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Study of Proppian Analysis as Applied to film.
1602 words 4 pages

That a setoffs laws, neatly defined to suit one narrative medium, can be applied to another is not unlike comparing apples and oranges and including, ‘Now that I know how the apple tastes, I can appreciated the orange better. ‘ Flippant as that comparison sounds, it’s not far from the case. Prop’s 31 functions were […]

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A Deep Analysis of Disney Movies
1812 words 4 pages

Ashley Weiss 01/23/10 Period 2 H. English 11 Does a Disney Princess Really Have the Perfect Life? As all old tales used to be told “Once upon a time…” was a very popular starting phrase. This one single phrase came to be well known in Disney films, made by the infamous Walt Disney himself. There […]

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Fairy Tale Functions in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1047 words 3 pages

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by the British author Roald Dahl, is considered one of the children’s classic literature book. It was published by the first time in 1964 in the United States, and even there are several films versions based in the book. However, it is still a matter to determine the genre it […]

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Media Essay – Shrek
2053 words 4 pages

What is a fairytale? Most people would say a fairytale is a magical adventure story, were anything is possible. A damsel in distress trapped by an evil witch (or other nasty creatures such as a dragon) is rescued by a daring prince on a magnificent steed. A fairytale that fits this perception is Rapunzel who […]

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Sonny’s Blues Argumentative
1243 words 3 pages

With their idealistic storylines and faultless protagonists, fairytales have always had a certain effect on a reader. These fantasies have a way of pulling a reader out of reality, and disconnecting them from true-to-life outcomes. Unlike real life, fairytales never fail to provide a happy ending. For example, as Fay Weldon accurately puts it, “Mere […]

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Compare and contrast any two versions of a fairytale of your choice
2161 words 5 pages

Fairytales occupy a very important part of both children’s literature and indeed their education. They can be fantastical and contain hidden morals which may be used by adults to warn children of dangers in society “the entire story is usually made to demonstrate a moral point” (Bottigheimer. 152). In today’s society fairytales are often associated […]

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How two openings of films of the same genre prepare the audience for the rest of the film
3349 words 7 pages

Each film, book and play can be categorised under a specific genre, within which it is moulded to a formulaic pattern of content, agenda and above all, its own exclusive narrative structure that works towards the climax and success of these stylised ingredients. The majority of genres intentionally reveal the very core of the entire […]

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The Narrative Structure Of ‘run Lola Run’ In
3869 words 8 pages

Films are narratives – they tell stories. Even films based on true events will fictionalise them to make in order to produce drama, to telescope time, to avoid being filled with too many minor characters, or simply to be more entertaining. Films are usually summarised by their plots – in their first ‘treatment’ (or outline […]

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Analyse the opening scenes of “Shrek”
2371 words 5 pages

The story of “Shrek”, the reversal of a traditional fairy tale, uses presentational devices to reverse the audience’s expectations. “Shrek” has been described as “the best fairytale never told” this would indicate to the audience that they are in for a real treat. What this statement does not tell the viewer is of the unusual […]

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Would it be exaggerating to describe Cupid and Psyche as the “Perfect Fairytale”
421 words 1 page

The story of Cupid and Psyche is about a young woman named Psyche1 whose beauty reaches far and wide over the known world, “The loveliness of the youngest, however, was so perfect that human speech was too poor to describe or even praise it satisfactory”2 Psyche is so beautiful that people start paying her more […]

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On the Wings of Fairies
2000 words 4 pages

“Once upon a time.. .” or, “It has been said…” or maybe, “In a galaxy far, far away.. .” but more likely, a long time ago, some ancient and unknowable people were sitting around a fire telling tales to entertain one another and with each new story someone fire was inspired to tell another so […]

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Shrek appeals to a wide range of audience
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The film ‘Shrek’ is a film that appeals to a wide range of audiences. Although it is a fairytale itself it parodies fairytales and Disney. The film has many genres mixed together which you wouldn’t find in other films. Firstly the film comes across as a fairytale book at the beginning when shrek is telling […]

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How does Shrek subvert the conventions of a traditional fairytale
833 words 2 pages

The film ‘Shrek’ is the first ever fairytale animation. It was hugely successful in the box office. It made 52 million dollars on its opening weekend. It’s based on a mixture of different fairytales. This film subverts the conventions of a normal fairytale in order to expose the unrealistic portrayal of the fairy tale world. […]

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Compare The Representation of women in Disney’s Snow White and Mulan
2373 words 5 pages

Disney is a worldwide organisation that dominates the world. Since its first known character born on 18th November 1928, Disney has made an impact the entire world with magic at the core of its success. Disney’s first feature length film, “Snow White” hit the nation by a storm. It achieved this not only by the […]

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How Of The Folk Tale Can
3874 words 8 pages

Vladimir Propp was a Russian literary theorist and critic whom analysed 100 Russian folk tales during the 1920’s. His book, The Morphology of the Folk Tale, was published in 1928 in the light of his findings. During his studies he found that there is a standard set of classifications that can be applied to the […]

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Compare and contrast the animated fairy tales of Snow White and Shrek
2570 words 5 pages

In most traditional fairytales there is a good character and a bad one. The bad character is usually ugly with a distinctive feature like a scar. These characters usually put a beautiful woman in danger or distress. The good character, the prince traditionally rescues her after defeating the evil villain. The prince is usually good […]

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Fairy Tale Adaptation Speech
997 words 2 pages

ENGLISH FAIRY TALE ADAPTATION SPEECH You will all be familiar with the fairy tale of the three little pigs, were in the fairy tale the pigs are cute and cuddly, and the wolf is big and bad. But what if we looked at it from a different point of view? What if the three little […]

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Apples and Oranges – Comparative
947 words 2 pages

The idiom, “Comparing apples and oranges” has been implemented for a prolonged amount of time in order to convey a vast difference between two things. When the phrase is used it provokes the thought that the items are incomparable and as a result, ridiculous to compare. As an idiom it’s meaning is immediately apparent, but […]

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