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Monday, September 25, 2006

Perrault and Grimm.

Now as I read the book by Jones, I do not want to do my Research Paper on Cinderella, or Snow White or Sleeping Beauty or any of those Disney Princesses. There is already too much hype on it, and I’ve known these stories forever, so there’s not much ‘trill’ in doing research on them. I am planning on choosing a totally new story but one that I have read before- Frau Holle (Mother Holle) by Grimm or The Fairies-(Perrault). The websites are http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/ashliman.html and http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/perrault.html. Moreover, according to Jones, only certain fairy tales apply to Young Adults, and this is one of them, along with the titles stated earlier. Nevertheless, I feel inspired to do my paper on this story – and the story itself emphasizes on moral values, which makes it easier to do the section on “Implications for Education.”

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Fairy Tale Mania...

This week I found another worthwhile book from the library, this time to help me with my Research Question. Written by Steven Swann Jones, it’s titled ‘The Fairy Tale: the Magic Mirror of the Imagination’. Another material to read, besides the countless web pages I have been browsing over the weekend for my research paper. Well, I guess that’s why it is a Research Paper- you have to take time to do research on the topic and find something new form it. As I checked online, not many people have actually attempted to compare and contrast Perrault’s work with the Grimm brothers. Never mind, I’m just cranky over doing a lot for other courses too, and I lack sleep… so I’ll get myself a cup of coffee.

Monday, September 11, 2006

What I want to do...

The holidays have flown past in supersonic speed, but we're still wishing the holidays have just only started. This week there's a monthly test, so its back to late nights again..Moving on, I think that I consider doing on Perrault and Grimm, as this two master Fairytalers are very famous for their fairy tales. Just found a magnificent article on the Grimm Brothers featured in the National Geographic by Thomas O'Neill at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/ about two days ago. My mind is made up now, yes! I’m doing a compare and contrast on Perrault and Grimm’s fairy tales by using a common story in both of their collections. This gives me the choice of Cinderella/ Little Glass Slippers (Perrault) or Aschenputtle (Grimm), Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and The Fairies.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Viva Position paper!

Passed up my Position paper today. So, one down and one more to go. Now I can fully focus on my research paper. So far, I am planning to do on Fairy tales, and I have borrowed a fantastic book from the library for two weeks now- and it is really insightful. The title- Victorian Fairy Tales- the Revolt of the Elves and Fairies by Jack Zipes. Some stories are very interesting, but this week is hectic as we are still doing the Autobiography to be passed up after the holidays.