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Fairy-Tale Heroines—New-Style Princesses

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Fairy-Tale Heroines—New-Style Princesses

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Cinderella. Snow White. Rapunzel. These fairy-tale heroines are imbued in our cultural consciousness. What lessons are they meant to teach? And do these lessons align with our current cultural values? Study the composite fairy-tale heroine, both in the classic fairy tales and in modern revisions from authors such as Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood.


October 16, 2016