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dc.contributor.authorBecherer, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-02T15:11:59Z
dc.date.available2014-10-02T15:11:59Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/69787
dc.description.abstractFairy tales have a profound impact on little girls. They shape and often constrict girls' identities, gender constructs, sexuality, and futures. Additionally, the narrative content and history of fairy tales can be used as a tool to explore and understand the ways in which women have been marginalized, silenced, and objectified in Western culture. An introductory chapter explores through research the ways in which fairy tales shape and harm girls and women in these tales and how they embody the oppression of women, focusing particularly on "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rapunzel," "Snow White," and "Beauty and the Beast." The four creative chapters that follow feature a female main character derived from the original tales' heroines and explore the ways in which the themes of victim-blaming, the cult of virginity, patriarchal fostered female competition, and female submissiveness in the original tales are still culturally relevant today.en
dc.subjectFairy tales--Psychological aspectsen
dc.subjectFairy tales--Adaptationsen
dc.subjectGirls in literatureen
dc.subjectSex role in literatureen
dc.subjectSexism in literatureen
dc.subjectWomen in literatureen
dc.titleBreaking the Enchantmenten
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