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German Fairy Tales Week 5 Notes

by: Reagan Bodley

German Fairy Tales Week 5 Notes GER 103

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These notes cover discussion on Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, the Psychology of fairy tales and Reality in the fairy tales.
Fairy Tales In European Context
Dr. Linda Worley
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Fairy Tales, GER 103
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Reagan Bodley on Wednesday February 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GER 103 at University of Kentucky taught by Dr. Linda Worley in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Fairy Tales In European Context in German at University of Kentucky.

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Date Created: 02/17/16
Reality in the Fairy T ale/ The Wonder T ale Control of food: absence / conspicuous consumption Abandonment Reality of Fairy Tales: Children  Attitudes towards family/children  Food  Of children abandoned in premodern era in urban areas: 15-20% ATU 327: The Children and the Ogre ATU 327B : The Dwarf and the Giant ATU 327A: Hansel and Gretel Cannibalism Reality Fantasy/ Myth Social Class: conspicuous consumption by wealthy = FEASTING ON POOR Family Dynamics Witch hunts Mutsmag Mut = courage Mag = maid Boots and the Troll Hero = Askeladden = Ashlad Giants: Real life  Bad vision  Strong smell  Eat a lot  Sharp teeth Myth & history of giants  Greek/Roman - first race: defeated by Gods  Judaeo/Christian : David and Goliath Giants in Fairy Tales  Social dynamics in family  Politics/ social stratu Psychology & Fairy T ales  Interpretive Keys  Freudian Concepts  "Hansel & Gretel" Interpetive Keys  Psychology: Inner life of individuals o Unconcious wishes Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)  Dynamism o Conscious vs. Unconscious  Id, Ego, Superego Function of dreams (dreamwork):  Projection: way to have a good opinion of yourself o "I hate him" becomes "he hates me"  Displacement: Important things get pushed to the side Stage Age Activity Oral 0-1.5 Nursing Anal 1.5-3 Expulsion/Retention Phallic 3-5 Unconscious sexual desire Latenc 6-12 Dormant y Genera 12-18 l Pubert y Hansel & Gretel Oral phase : all about food Wishes & Fears  Fear of being devoured  Child wants mother all the time (devour her) o Causes rage when they don’t get this attention Wish fulfillment devour  Gingerbread house Mother/step-mother/ witch  Good mother o Never says no o Nourish  Evil Mother o Doesn’t give you everything The Return Home 1 What have the children learned 2 What about the death of the (step)mother Snow White Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:54 AM Overview : Snow White Analyze tale using 3 keys  Form & structure Socio-culture aspects   Psychoanalytic ATU 709: Snow White 1 SW & stepmother 2 Snow White's rescue 3 The poisoning 4 Help of the dwarfs 5 Her revival Scottish? Gaelic Elements  Inheritance issues  Eachrais Urlair  Spirit wants 3 things: butter, meal, wool o Have to be man made o Not in the witches world  Lasir is kind  She is active Basile "The Young Slave" Not ATU 709  Jealousy issues  In a casket Beauty, Death & feminity  The Mirror : power & beauty  The window frame  Framed by (glass) coffin Psychoanalytical : Snow White  Falling snow (purity)  Drops of blood (taken virginity)  Birth of child Interpretive Keys 1 Historical & cultural context 2 Class, gender & ethnicity 3 Power relations and conflicts 4 Social norms & values: a Questioned, affirmed or described? Sleeping Beauty Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:57 AM Sleeping Beauty - History of Tale Freudian vs Jungian  1528 "Perceforest" (Arthurian romance) 1636 "Sun, Moon and Talia" (Basile)   1697 "Sleeping Beauty" (Perrault)  1812 "Brier Rose" (Grimms)  1729 translated into English  1890 "Ballet of Sleeping Beauty" (Tchaikovsky)  1959 Walt Disney (Sleeping Beauty) ATU 410: Sleeping Beauties Tripartite story: 1 Family background and calamities 2 Sequestering by sleep at puberty a Awakened to full sexuality 2 Aggressive engagement with exogamous family Mythical, cultural background Mythological remnants: Legends of cosmic creation  Names of mother (Talia) & children (Sun, Moon, Aurora, Day)  Creation myth of Chronos (time) who ate his children Family Background and calamities  Fate/ Curse + Interdiction The Spinner: layers of mythical cultural meaning Greek Mythology: # daughters of Zeus & Themis = 3 fates  Clotho: Spinner : "hanging on by a thread"  Atropos: Terminator  Lachesis: Fortunes Butzen - Berchta Psychoanalytic / Freudian reading  Developmental stage of Heroine : Pre Puberty (latency & genital)  Family Dynamics  Tasks for that stage The Awakening : 3 Versions = 3 Eras Carl Jung (1875-1961)  Freud's younger friend & disciple for 7 years  Criticized and broke with Freud due to Freud's insistence Criticized Freud for insisting that:  Libido/sexuality is principal driving force;  Childhood sexuality  Symbols are always latently sexual  Symbolizes sexuality Jungian archetypes: (=innate, universal prototypes)  Wild Man  Hero-Quester  Trickster Hero  Great Mother  Child  The Syzgy Sleeping Beauty Jungian:  Stages  Threshold crossings  Giving up fears of adulthood  Syzygy : King & Queen Monomyth: everyone, everywhere  Depature  Initiation Return   Threshold


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