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Chuckle of the morning

Heard on NPR this morning, in a discussion about notions of beauty in fairy tales (slightly paraphrased from memory):

In a Grimm’s tale, when a women was called beautiful meant she was docile, domesticated, subservient–quite often comatose….”
–Jack Zipes, folklorist

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3 Comments

  1. LOL -- too true, that 🙂

  2. Yeah, taht is much like children beiing SOOOO CUTE, looking like ANGELS when they sleep.
    Then they awake and you have some little devils.

  3. Wasn’t that a great interview? I loved the stuff he said about how peasant folk tales paint their heroines as much more resourceful and powerful than the middle- and upper-class tales collected by the Bros. Grimm.

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