Transformations Topics for Discussion

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Why do you think Anne Sexton chose to write about fairy tales? Had you ever considered the poet's different point of view?

Why is it important for Anne Sexton to bring the fairy tales into a more modern context? Does this help or hinder the stories?

In the introduction, Kurt Vonnegut reveals that the glass slippers in Cinderella were created through a mistranslation from French to English. Are there parts in any other fairy tale that would make more sense if the translation had been incorrect?

The poet states that each of us has inside a mean little man, like Rumpelstiltskin, waiting to get out. How does the characterization translate into creating a relevant character?

Out of the various fairy tales in Transformations, which is your favorite? Why?

Snow White was almost murdered due to her stepmother's vanity. Name another fairy tale in which...

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