Thursday, October 22, 2009

let me introduce myself ladies and gentlemen

As a child you were brought up on Disney movies. A princess searches for her prince getting caught in many unfortunate predicaments but escapes at the very last moment. Then She is happily returned or breaks the spell to her dashing prince. What if instead of the prince finding and slipping that famous glass slipper on her foot, he watches as her ugly steep sisters slice off their toes and heels with dull knifes to fit their mutilated feet into a that slipper? What if the little mermaid was told to kill her prince to get her tail back but decided to die instead. lets not forget the child killing in all of these stories how the big bad wolf actually EATS little riding hood and the grandmother to later be cut out by the woodsman. There are so many differences between the stories parents told their children generations ago from the Disney stories that children are told at bedtime today. As a child I was obsessed with Grimm Fairy Tales and myths. These fairy tales were told to caution children against greed, laziness, curiosity, and lying. Fairy tales were also told to explain many things that were unexplainable in these times. These fairy tales really made things confusing for me when my mother showed me The Little Mermaid and Cinderella. I could not understand why her step sister were unharmed and why the little mermaid survived. In this blog I want to show the difference from the Disney fairy tales and the Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson ones. I also want to show how fairy tales really did not usually have a happy ending . This might get a little gruesome but is very interesting so I hope you enjoy it!