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Topic: Fairy Tales – English Literature
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1. Marina Warner writes: “When I was a child, the escapism implied by such wishful thinking made liking fairy tales slightly shameful; with their pinnacled castles and rose-wreathed princesses, their enchanted sleeps and dashing princes showing a leg, they were also definitely girly” (From the Beast to the Blonde). The fairy tale is often viewed as a feminine genre. Does that necessarily make fairy tale feminist? Examine The chosen fairy tale/s in relationship to the genre. for instance, discuss the use of invented female narrators by male authors and collectors, or more contemporary efforts by writers to create ‘feminist’ tales. ?