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In the Grimm’s version of Snow White, the evil queen attends Snow White’s wedding at the end and receives the sentence to dance in iron-hot shoes until she dies. Snow White gets a happy ending, and the Queen dances to death. Here, the protagonist is happy and the villain is miserable, and all is right … Continue reading When to Dance to Death – How to End Your Story
BY ELIZABETH RUSSELL It is a truth universally acknowledged that the fairy tale princesses of Perrault, Anderson, Grimm, etc., were written to be heroines, role models, perfect representations of the perfect woman; an archetype, if you will. Snow White's habit of lying around in a coffin teaches girls passive acceptance. Sleeping Beauty reminds them that beauty triumphs over … Continue reading Fairy Tale Princesses – The Heroine, the Anti-hero, and the Victim