This discussion post is due by 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26th. Anything posted after this deadline will not receive credit.
NOTE: Please do NOT upload your discussion responses as attachments. You may type them up in a word processing program, but you need to copy and paste your responses in the body of the discussion forum post.
Please be sure to meet the stated minimum word count for each question that follows. If your responses do not meet the word count, then you will not get full credit.
You will need to respond by the deadline to one of your classmates’ posts and your response should be at least 100 words.
Please be sure to upload your discussion post (all the responses to the questions below, numbered in one document) to the Turnitin link I provide below. If you do not do that in addition to posting your responses here, I will not grade your work. (You do not need to post your response to one of your classmates’ posts to Turnitin.)
Do NOT do any outside research in answering these questions. Use just your thoughts and critical mind to respond to these questions. I am not interested in what you know, but rather, in what you think. Please do not plagiarize.
1. Choose one of the original fairy tales and its paired modern retelling that I have provided (“Baba Yaga for Beginners,” “The Courtship of Mr Lyon,” “The Tiger’s Bride,” or “The Bloody Chamber”). In what ways does the modern version deviate from the original? In what ways is it similar? What is the effect of these changes on what the story is trying to teach? (250 words)
2. Give a fairy tale that you were told or which you encountered in your own literary life. What about it speaks to you? As an adult, do you read this fairy tale differently? Why? Why not? (150 words)