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Final Exam Reflection

Fairy tales matter because they allow us to play out situations that we would never get to otherwise, explore places that don’t exist in the physical world, and learn about who we are from a world that isn’t quite our … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Music

I have posted both versions, the music video and the more upbeat arrangement, of  Fairytale by Sara Bareilles. I have been listening to this song for years but in context with the class reading it addresses those themes of passivity … Continue reading

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St Joseph’s Sleeping Beauty – Angela, Michael, Ryan

Once upon a time, a long time ago and not so terribly far away, our story begins. The year was 1919 in Brooklyn and at 245 Clinton Avenue, a small school of twelve students was in session. The Sisters of … Continue reading

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Edward Burne-Jones

Edward Burne-Jones was born in 1833 in Birmingham, England.  His mother died in labor and as a result, he struggled financially his whole childhood.  Despite this financial hardship, he attended school at Oxford which is where he decided to pursue … Continue reading

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Nazi Germany and Red Riding Hood

I said in class today I would post the links to the article and podcast regarding the Nazi’s propagandized version of the fairy tales. Telegraph Article – Nazi fairy tales paint Hitler as Little Red Riding Hood’s saviour BBC – … Continue reading

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The Dragon Curse Angela and Michael

Once upon a time there was a prince,  John, who was cursed by a witch and turned into a dragon. He was shunned by his kingdom due to his new form and thus he went off into the forest in … Continue reading

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