Russian Fairy Tale

Read the following two traditional fairy tales: Jacobs’ “Jack and the Beanstalk” (393-397) and the Brothers Grimm’s “Rapunzel” (373-374; 378-380).
Next, observe how these tales were re-imagined or remade during the late 1950s and early 1960s for the  Rocky and Bullwinkle TV show: Watch the “Jack and the Beanstalk” segment (00:01-5:30) from “Jack and the Beanstalk/Beauty and the Beast | Fractured Fairy Tales | Rocky and Bullwinkle |For Kids” [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkPqPT9_Jk0] and the “Rapunzel” segment (00:01-5:30) from “Rapunzel / Puss in Boots | Fractured Fairy Tales…etc.” [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbjo2gD89rQ]
Read Angela Carter’s version/translation of the Russian fairy tale “Vasilissa the Fair” (358-362).
Post on Discussion Forum #6 (deadline for Initial Post on Friday, Oct. 8, 11:59 p.m.; deadline for Peer Response posts on Monday, Oct. 11, 11:59 p.m.).
Refresh your memory of these well-known nursery rhymes collected by Iona and Peter Opie (294-303)[1]: “Pat-a-cake,” “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,” “Thirty Days Hath September,” “Hey Diddle Diddle,” “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” “Jack and Jill,” “Ladybird, Ladybird,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” “Three Blind Mice,” “Little Jack Horner,” “Little Boy Blue,” “The House That Jack Built,” “Humpty Dumpty,” and “Little Miss Muffet.”

Writing Prompt:
For this week’s Initial Post, carefully compose three paragraphs of 100 words minimum each.
#1 – In your first paragraph, compare/contrast the traditional 19 th century printed version WITH the late 20 th century TV cartoon version of the well-known fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” provided in this week’s Learning Module.  As you reflect on the two versions, engage with one or more of the following questions:
What key elements of the original are retained for the remake (TV cartoon)?
What key elements of the original are taken out for the remake (TV cartoon)?
How does the TV version fit the needs of modern children?  How does the TV version fit the needs of … well… TV?
In your view, does anything of value from the older version get LOST in the TV version?
#2 – In your second paragraph, compare/contrast the traditional 19 th century printed version WITH the late 20 th century TV cartoon version of the well-known fairy tale “Rapunzel” provided in this week’s Learning Module.  As you reflect on the two versions, engage with one or more of the following questions:
What key elements of the original are retained for the remake (TV cartoon)?
What key elements of the original are taken out for the (TV cartoon)?
How does the TV version fit the needs of modern children?  How does the TV version fit the needs of … well… TV?
In your view, does anything of value from the older version get LOST in the TV version?
#3 – In your third paragraph, compose a serious response to “Vasilissa the Fair.”  Engage with some of the following questions: What is your dominant impression of this Russian fairy tale?  What, in your view, is its most important moral or lesson?  What do you think of its heroine?  Is she a good role model for children?  Explain.  Does she resemble any other heroine in fairy tales with which you may be more familiar?For more information on Russian fairy tale check on this:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Fairy_Tales

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