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natnat528
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(5/25/07 3:15 pm)


Representation of Cinderella
Hey :D

I am carrying out a linguistics research project on the representation of the heroine in three versions of Cinderella. The three versions I have chosen are Perrault's, Grimm's and Tanith Lee's.

I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to approach these versions from a linguistics perspective?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

agathajun
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(5/29/07 2:27 am)


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Hi,
Going to Propp can't hurt, as he was a linguist. Perhaps also look at other theorists who came from linguistics and moved into interpretation/myth - Saussurean semiology, Claude Levi-Strauss.
Sounds interesting!

Rosemary Lake
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(5/31/07 3:17 am)


Max Luthi
For the glass shoe, see Max Luthi. He says that even if it began as a mistranslation, it became part of the story because glass is often used in fairy tales: the glass mountain, the glass coffin, etc.

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