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Take one of the original versions of the fairy tale and compare and contrast it with its modern day version. Stories you might choose include "Rapunzel", "Little Red-Cap", or "Cinderella".

Why are the majority of characters in these fairy tales not given names? Often they are simply referred to as "the boy" or "the girl". What impact, if any, does this lack of names have on the story as well as the emotions of the reader? For what reasons might the characters not have been given names?

Consider the roles of social status in the fairy tales. For instance, the poor but beautiful young maiden is generally always rescued from her poverty from the rich king's son.

Explore the tradition of passing stories from generation to generation by oral means. What makes these stories easy to remember and pass along by mouth? Are stories...

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