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To begin the article, Zipes first introduces the topic of fairy tales by incorporating a brief overview of the evolution and how the meanings changed over time. Before the tales were ever incorporated into films, Zipes argues that fairy tales were often used to relieve social conflict by describing past experiences to their audience. Whether it was to gain a sense of community in a tribe or to even display opposition against political figures, fairytales throughout history gave some sort of message to the intended audience and created a voice that was heard above all else when reading. To writers like Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, this message was the sole purpose of writing these tales.

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To begin the article, Zipes first introduces the topic of fairy tales by incorporating a brief overview of the evolution and how the meanings changed over time. Before the tales were ever incorporated into films, Zipes argues that fairy tales were often used to relieve social conflict by describing past experiences to their audience.

Whether it was to gain a sense of community in a tribe or to even display opposition against political figures, fairytales throughout history gave some sort of message to the intended audience and created a voice that was heard above all else when reading.

To writers like Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, this message was the sole purpose of writing these tales. Zipes believes Disney manipulated his audience and caught their attention through elaborate images, bright colors, and loud sounds without incorporating the true message of the story. The films were simplistic and included reoccurring archetypal characters and predictable story lines, which also left the audience without opportunity for reflection or critical analysis.

Zipes argues that with these elements, Disney was able to influence the audience to believe that he accurately depicted these fairytales, and intrigued the viewers with his trickery to watch more of his productions. In fact, his films were projected worldwide and became so popular that his film was remembered rather than the original literary tales.

Aside from the literal vs. Zipes uses this example from one of the most popular works to explain the situation between the animation team, a group of individuals who strived for recognition beyond the tiny name on the credits, and Disney. By this, Zipes pairs Disney to the prince charming role, leaving his animators as the seven dwarves.

Not only does Zipes catch a parallel in the film, but he also criticizes the constant patriarchal idealism incorporated into the story line. References Zipes, Jack. Maria Tatar. New York: W. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Get Started.

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Breaking The Disney Spell By Jack Zipes

These stories were adapted by the different storytellers to accommodate the interests of their audiences and societies. Folk tales altered as the beliefs and behaviors of the members of a particular group changed Zipes Generally, these tales were passed down by minorities: women, the poor, and other second class members of society. The plight of these. Ever since Snow White made her debut in , Disney has cornered the market on princesses. The roles of the female characters are especially drawing the interest of academic critics.

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You cannot copy content from our website. If you need this sample, insert an email and we'll deliver it to you. One of the longest thriving gatherings in the world has been storytelling. Originally storytelling was just what it sounds like: telling a story. Sitting with a group of people in a community and telling a fable about anything from a tortoise winning a race to a common servant girl going to the ball. The story itself has changed immensely from the days of oral story. When thinking of tales such as Snow White or Cinderella, we tend to immediately associate the stories with the Disney productions and animated characters, never acknowledging the writers and collectors that they originated from.

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