The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen Plot of the story Long time ago, a magic mirror was made and had the power to distort the appearance of things. In the mirror’s reflection, all the good and beautiful aspects of people and things are replaced by the bad and ugly aspects. Afterward the mirror cracked into several pieces of fragment, fell into people’s eyes and made the heart all not pleasing and heartlessly. Young boy Kay and little girl Gerda are very good friends. One day, while Kay stretched out the window, a piece of mirror fragment went into his eyes.

From that time on, he has changed unexpectedly. He has no longer played with Gerda. Winter came. One day while Kay skiied alone, he was taken away by the Snow Queen. Townspeople thought Kay has been drowned in the river nearby, but Gerda, who is heartbroken at Kay’s disappearance, went out to look for him. She launched her unknown journeys.

On the way, she ran into a sorceress, prince and princess, and a female robber. Fortunately, Gerda went through plenty of barriers then arrived the Snow Queen’s palace.Gerda found Kay engaged in the task that the Snow Queen gave him to use pieces of ice to form characters and words. If he could not form the word “eternity”, he would not be released. Gerda ran up to him and teared on him. Gerda’s tears melted Kay’s heart and also broke the witchcraft of the Snow Queen.

Finally, Kay was saved, became energetic and cheerful as before, by the power of Gerda’s friendship and love. Symbol of “good

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The Snow Queen is a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen and first published in 1845.It is said that the story centers on the struggle between good and evil. Take a focus on the female leading character, Gerda. She was a symbol of “good”, compared with Kay, a symbolic of “evil”, whose mind was polluted by the outside world.

Gerda was a young little girl with powerful love. In order to save her cherish friend, Kay, she was not afraid of difficulties and obstacles at all even though there was a hazardously unknown adventure for her. Why could she stand so firmly and bravely? In the story, Gerda was pure, artless, simple, and naive.Because of her innocent, she had such a strong belief to conquer all troubles she met. Also, owing to her unsophisticated characteristic, she was full of courage so that many people, including wizard, prince and princess, and robber girl, did a great favor to her without any returns. Through Gerda, we all know that true love, coming from the pure and kindhearted soul, makes everything possible, even in crisis.

Eventually, “good” is superior to “evil” no matter how hard the situation has been. Perspective from FeminismFurthermore, being a little girl, Gerda’s brevity deserved to be mentioned. In Chinese patriarchal culture, even in western societies, it is convinced that women should be protested by men, not to mention immature women, girls. A Chinese saying goes, “As a woman is little, she has to obey her father; when the woman gets married, she has obey

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her husband; after the woman’s husband died, she has to obey her oldest son. ” From this perspective, during the period of girls’ childhood, they are trained to be modest and well-disciplined in favor of being controlled by men.

In fact, the patriarchal mechanism exercises stubbornly. Take the other famous fairy tales as example. The Sleeping Beauty, the Snow White, and Cinderella were all saved by the princes at the HAPPY endings. The Little Mermaid sacrificed herself to obtain her beloved prince’s attention.

Although in the story of the Snow Queen, Gerda was as pure as those above girls, she behaved differently, more active and energetic. She was not such hopeless and unable. Instead of depression, she stood up to look for her true love.Although the task was hard, she took the bull by the horns without hesitation. Obviously, from perspective of feminism, Gerda offers different role model to readers, especially female children.

Through reading the successful experiences of Gerda, female children would cultivate their mind more powerful, sturdy and adventurous. They gain a lesson from Gerda that women, even little girls, as long as they have a strong belief, have opportunities to make it in pursuit of their dreams and desires.

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