Monthly Archives: February 2012

Blog post 5: Cupid and Psyche

At first, “Cupid and Psyche” seemed to be more like a “Snow White” tale than a “Beauty and the Beast” tale.  The similarities to the latter became apparent when Psyche was told she must marry a monster, and again when … Continue reading

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Blog post 4: “Little Red Riding Hood” cartoon

A quick Google Image search provides countless different “Little Red Riding Hood” cartoons – some political, some humorous, some completely irrelevant.  There were several with highly sexualized females, some with an interesting spin on characterization, and some with funny asides … Continue reading

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Blog post 3: Fairy Tales and Psychology

Fairy tales, like all literary works, can be criticized and analyzed from a variety of perspectives.   This week, we focused our time on psychological analysis of fairy tales.  Dr. Mazeroff spoke to our class on Thursday on this topic. … Continue reading

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Blog post 2: Definition of a Fairy Tale

A fairy tale exists in both the oral and literary form, but the origin of the fairy tale is only traceable through the written works.  There are two main theories of how they came to be: first, that fairy tales … Continue reading

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