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Essay | "Sleeping Beauty": The Context of Charles Perrault

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of "Sleeping Beauty".
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"Sleeping Beauty": The Context of Charles Perrault

Summary: An analysis of the context of Charles Perrault's fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." First derived as a part of Indo-European storytelling, this piece of traditional peasant folklore was believed to be altered by Perrault to appeal to the opulent court and aristocracy of Louis XIV of France.
Sleeping Beauty is an enchanted fairytale infamous and familiar to perhaps all the Western World. It first derived as a part of Indo-European storytelling. This was traditional folklore created and verbally passed down by peasants around the fire at night as a source of entertainment.

Charles Perrault, in pursuit to record all such tales, published `The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood' in 1697, as a part of his collection of tales titled Histoires ou contes du tems passé, avec de moralitz: contes de ma mere l'Oye, or in English: Histories or Tales of Long Ago with Morals: Tales of Mother Goose.

However, it is thought that Perrault changed and altered such tales, including Sleeping Beauty, to appeal to the opulent court and aristocracy of Louis XIV of France. In doing so, Sleeping Beauty was given more courtly attire and a more knowing air than...

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