Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Entry 1

One of my reasons for choosing this class is because I had heard that the FYS From Grimm to Disney class last semester was great. Another reason I wanted to take this course was because I have never examined or analyzed shorter works in great detail. Lastly, I have chosen to take this class is because when I was younger, I was fascinated by the differences between Disney’s and Grimm’s version of Cinderella. I had not known that there were older, darker versions of fairy tales until I was a freshman in high school. 
With this course I am hoping to achieve a greater understanding of older and modern versions of fairy and folk tales. I also want to have better analytical and writing skills by the end of the semester. 
My favorite fairy tale of all time is Cinderella because it was the first tale I knew the different versions of. My favorite version of this tale was the darker story by Grimm. One example of how the Grimm version was much darker story when the slipper did not fit one would cut a part of their foot off to make it fit. The difference from Disney’s story where the slipper would just pop off made this my favorite tale. It was these differences which gave me a deeper fascination with fairy tales.

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