The Frog Prince And Other Stories by Walter CraneRead for University.
Wow how fairy tales become problematic once you reread them as an adult. Especially the original versions.
The Frog Prince: The Frog answered, Dresses, or jewels, or golden crowns, are not for me; but if thou wilt love me, and let me be thy companion and playfellow, and sit at thy table, and eat from thy little golden plate, and drink out of thy cup, and sleep in thy little bed,—if thou wilt promise me all these, then will I dive down and fetch up thy golden ball. - This is simply creepy. But wait theres more!
I have satisfied my hunger and feel very tired; wilt thou carry me upstairs now into thy chamber, and make thy bed ready that we may sleep together? - Wow it gets creepier!
In these stories there is a sense of male entitlement to extraordinarily beautiful women. This aspect of them is also the only factor that seems to matter.
he one day chanced to see the Sultans daughter coming with her attendants from the baths. He was so much struck with her beauty, that he fell in love with her at once, and told his mother that she must go to the Sultan, and ask him to give the Princess to be his wife. - Once again appearance seems to be the only thing that matters to men when observing females.
Your son shall have his wish, if he can send me, in a week, forty bowls like this, carried by twenty white and twenty black slaves, handsomely dressed. - Black people are inferior in this picture story book. Black slaves are traded in order for Aladin to have the Sultains daughter.
The Story of Aladdin literally shows the evil of capitalism. By having money and riches Aladdin is able to get everything he wants. He can control other peoples lives. He can buy/ trade any one or anything he wants simply due to his new found wealth.
In both stories neither female protagonost is named, empahsising that they are only there for show.
The Frog Prince
Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www. In the olden time, when wishing was having, there lived a King, whose daughters were all beautiful; but the youngest was so exceedingly beautiful that the Sun himself, although he saw her very often, was enchanted every time she came out into the sunshine. Near the castle of this King was a large and gloomy forest, and in the midst stood an old lime-tree, beneath whose branches splashed a little fountain; so, whenever it was very hot, the King's youngest daughter ran off into this wood, and sat down by the side of this fountain; and, when she felt dull, would often divert herself by throwing a golden ball up in the air and catching it. And this was her favourite amusement.
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The story is best known through the Brothers Grimm ' rendition. Jack Zipes noted in that the Grimms greatly treasured this tale, considering it to be one of the "oldest and most beautiful in German-speaking regions. In the tale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends the Frog Prince, whom she met after dropping a gold ball into a pond, and he retrieves it for her in exchange for her friendship. The Frog Prince magically transforms into a handsome prince. In the original Grimm version of the story the frog's spell was broken when the princess threw it against a wall in disgust, while in modern versions the transformation is triggered by the princess kissing the frog. In other early versions, it was sufficient for the frog to spend the night on the princess' pillow.
Published in , the tales are re-told by the famous illustrator Walter Crane, who has also provided some of the most lovely illustrations in the book. The book makes an ideal gift and both parents and children will certainly enjoy it. It's perfect for bedtime story-reading sessions and kids would love gazing at the beautiful Greek-style illustrations that are scattered throughout the book.
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