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background image Week 4 9/18-9/20 [***Classes on September 11, 13, & 18 were canceled due to 
Hurricane Florence***]
FORL2680: German Literature in Translation - Grimms’ Fairy Tales Texts read this week: “Life Divined from the Inside” (Bettelheim)
“Who Was Anne Sexton?”
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (Anne Sexton)
“Little Snow White” (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm)  
Concepts to understand for Quiz on 9/25:
analyze adaptations of the Snow White material by the Grimms, 
Disney, and Anne Sexton 
o commentary on the societal climate of their times understand shared human condition, such as Vanitas, transience, the 
Seven Deadly Sins, puberty, sexuality and virginity 
analyze Snow White adaptations for their depictions of gender, 
ethnicity, nature and punishment. 
“War What is it Good for?” (Cont.) depiction of war can be productive o representational strategy
o how femininity and masculinity portrayed
o war gives females opportunities to show “masculine” traits (war 
= man’s pursuit)
think Mulan
sexiest woman = woman playing role of the man [“Life Divined” Bettelheim] fairytales help cope with parents o children can relate to the stories Socialization o Helps them get along with those they are not in tune with love-gift” – helps child not feel inferior [“Little Snow White” Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm]
Symbolism:
    midwinter – turning point white-purity blood – humanity o blood=life life is the process of dying lungs - life dwarves-workers of Earth o 7 minerals, 7 planets, 7 dwarves
o mining ore – working class (dwarves = little, status = little)
       Vanitas=vanity

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School: East Carolina University
Department: Foreign Language
Course: Grimms' Fairy Tales
Professor: Dr. David Smith
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: snow white, anne sexton, and Grimms
Name: FORL 2680: Grimm Fairytales
Description: Read Snow White and learned about Anne Sexton
Uploaded: 09/28/2018
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