Sleeping Beauty: The Meaning of Fate, Sleep, and Death

Throughout every version of 'Sleeping Beauty,' the presence of fate remains constant. Few other fairy tale heroines have their lives so dictated, or spend the majority of their story rendered so helpless. Although the circumstances surrounding her fate differ, Sleeping Beauty is always destined to fall asleep. But that's not the only thing her future holds, and the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Fairy Tales in Hanna

When I watched this film for the first time back in 2011, I didn't really know what was going on and or think much of it. However, watching it again recently, I quite enjoyed it and picked up on a lot of fairy tale references. I'm sure other people have blogged about this film and... Continue Reading →

5 Christmas Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are not something immediately associated with Christmas. At least, not anymore. Once, families used to sit beside the fire and read stories together, but this seems to have dissolved in the face of modern entertainment. Which is all the more reason to give it a go! One of the best things about the... Continue Reading →

Snow White: The Other Sleeping Beauty

'Sleeping Beauty' is not the only fairy tale heroine to experience an enchanted slumber. Snow White suffers the same fate, albeit under different circumstances. Looking at the themes of these two stories, it's interesting to note the similarities and differences surrounding sexuality and feminism, as well as the variations in their narratives. Like with many fairy tales,... Continue Reading →

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