The representation of women in fairy tales through the ages and its effect of a woman's role in society

Kittelsen, Eva (2012) The representation of women in fairy tales through the ages and its effect of a woman's role in society. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will discuss the many ways in which women are represented in fairy tales, particularly focusing on the role of the princess and the step mother in stories such as Cinderella and Rapunzel. It deals with common feminist criticisms of fairy tales, giving alternative interpretations, by looking at different social contexts in which the stories have been told and written down, as well as discussing their possible influence on children.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 14:41
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:10
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9570

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