Katie Walder

Katie Walder

Katie Walder is a senior English major at Illinois State University.

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    Fairytales Retellings

    Analyze the development of a classic fairytale such as "Cinderella" by looking at the changes made from the Perrault and Grimm tales to the Disney adaptations and retellings such as "Ella Enchanted".

    • This sounds like a great idea because you have ALOT of material to work with. So many companies are coming out with TV shows, movies, books, etc. based on classic fairytales and giving them their own twists. I also like how you are focusing on one story as opposed to multiple at once. It could get messy if you tried to do multiple stories. Good luck! – Jessica Zalzman 6 years ago
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    • Also, although her character has only been in a couple of episodes, Once Upon a Time put an interesting spin on the Cinderella character that gives her a little more agency regarding how she gets to the ball/her life after happily ever after/etc. – kdaley 6 years ago
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    • You could also mention media that is not strictly a fairy tale but are obviously influenced by Cinderella in some way. Like Ever After for example has no real magic in it but the story is very much the same. – Cagney 6 years ago
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    • A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff comes to mind as an example. – Amena Banu 6 years ago
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    • It might also be interesting to look at how the Cinderella myth manifests in other parts of the world, as well. Yeh-Shen in China or Vasilisa The Beautiful in Russia, for example. – Natalie Sheppard 6 years ago
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    • You could mention how we now see many portrayals of Cinderella in film/ tv and how it can be now seen as outdated – zazu 1 year ago
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    Katie Walder

    Fascinating article! We were just discussing the conventions of the antihero archetype in the YA class I’m currently taking. However, all the examples we discussed were male, so it’s great to see an analysis of a female antihero.

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    I thought feminism was about women having choices? Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting should be able to live by old-fashioned ideals if she wants to. She wasn’t advocating that every woman follow her example, just explaining her own life choices. She shouldn’t have to apologize for that.

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    I agree with your take on Grease! Definitely a problematic message.

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