Minimum Requirements: 7 paragraphs (Intro, 5 body paragraphs, conclusion) Thesis (subject, argumentative edge, 3 controlling ideas) Sources: at least eight to twelve different fairy tales (must all be from Grimm brothers anthologies unless you are doing the thesis that is about half animated movies the half anthologies in text versions), four literary journals, one book or academic material from an anthology (must be Grimm brothers anthologies) , one dissertation At least two citations in the Introduction; at least three tales plus journal criticism in each body paragraph; at least two citations in the conclusion. If you design a thesis arguing the contrasts between film and print versions of a tale, then use at least five tales and five film versions, with at least three pieces of criticism. MLA format, including Works Cited page and in-text citations Topic Choices:
How are women portrayed in fairy tales? Examine different female roles in a variety of fairy tales, and argue how they relate to each other, to men, and/or to the natural world. How is sexuality signified in fairy tales?
How is sexuality disguised? How is it used to propel the storyline? How is childhood presented in fairy tales? Examine parent/child relationships. For instance, who protects children and who harms them? How does social class function in fairy tales? What is class associated with? For instance, what is poverty associated with? What is wealth associated with? How can characters move from one social class to another?