The Interpretation of Fairy Tales Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Marie-Louise von Franz
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which individual tried to interestingly link dreams with fairy tales, though he had none of the psychoanalytic or Jungian vocabulary to assist him?

2. Which writer of antiquity had a "Beauty and the Beast" type story titled, "Amor and Psyche"?

3. Fairy tales are referred to as what kind of "system," that is, its meaning is contained in the tale itself, and not elsewhere?

4. It is suggested by the author that Jesus was the spiritual successor to which Greek god?

5. What term is typically used to refer to polytheistic religious traditions, although from a Christian perspective the term can encompass all non-Abrahamic religions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What debate is established regarding myth and fairy tale in Chapter 2?

2. What does von Franz write of Dummling's analysis in "The Three Feathers"?

3. What does the king do in order to determine his heir in "The Three Feathers"? What happens?

4. When did interest in the fairy tale as an intellectual subject arise? Who associated fables with Christianity?

5. What is the response of the brothers after the ring has been found in "The Three Feathers"?

6. How do archetypal stories arise, according to the author?

7. Who were some of the early thinkers who associated fairy tales with psychology?

8. How does fairy tale differ from myth?

9. What does von Franz remark of fairy tales involving animals in Chapter 2?

10. What does von Franz write regarding the Self and ego in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role that paganism or early religion plays in the Russian story "The Three Feathers." How does von Franz associate the transition to Christianity in her interpretation?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the story "The Three Feathers." Where is the setting? What actions take place in the plot? Who is the hero?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role that spirituality plays in Jungian psychology. How does Jung differ from Freud in examining the role of religion or spirituality in the psyche? How does Jungian analysis serve literature differently in this regard?

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