Snow White – Archetypal Literary Theory St. Joseph's Catholic High School Assignment

573 words - 3 pages

Snow White – Archetypal Literary Theory
"Snow-White" is a story about a beautiful and innocent girl named Snow-White who was liked by everyone except The Queen. When the Magic Mirror claimed that Snow-White was the most beautiful person, The Queen became furious and ordered a huntsman to be killed, she escaped into a forest and befriended seven dwarfs. When the queen learned that she wasn't dead, The Queen prepared a poisoned apple and fed it Snow-White, which made her unconscious. The Prince came and wanted Snow White's body because she was very beautiful. On the way to the castle, Snow-White came back to life and married The Prince. A huge party was thrown in honor of the new queen, and The Queen was invited, where she was made to dance wearing hot iron shoes until she was dead.
When "Snow White" is observed using the archetypal literary theory, it is evident that "Snow-White" carries a much deeper meaning. The major theme in the story is that good conquers evil, shown by the struggle between Snow-White and The Queen. The Queen repeatedly attempts to kill Snow-White but fails every time. The line, “as white as snow and as red as blood, and as black-haired as ebony wood” appears multiple times in the story. “White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is the color of perfection. White means safety, purity, and cleanliness” (Color Wheel Meaning), which all corresponds to Snow White as she is the protagonist and represents both inner and outer beauty. “Red is the color of fire and blood, it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, anger, passion, desire, and love” (Color Wheel Meaning). Red describes the character of...

Find Another Essay On Snow White – Archetypal Literary Theory - St. Joseph's Catholic High School - Assignment

I need to be saved from the troubles faced within - St Joseph's Maori Girls College 12 - Assignment

1115 words - 5 pages Creative Writing To Nana and Poppa, Everyone is always fighting now, especially mum and dad. They can’t seem to get enough of it. Flying pots and pans crashing against the walls of our home, crockery smashing against the freshly tiled floors, kitchen utensils and appliances being used as weapons and the constant stabbing of words between the two of them seems to be on repeat in the Ugliano family house. To make matters worse, they allow their

Cosmology Assignment on the Origin and Fate of the Universe - High School/Science - Assignment

1634 words - 7 pages Year? ?10? ?Cosmology? ?Assignment Origin? ?and? ?Fate? ?of? ?the? ?Universe David? ?Luong Mr? ?Kores Alfred? ?Deakin? ?High? ?School,? ?Science? ?-? ?Extended As? ?described? ?by? ?Aztec-History.com,? ?2015? ?the? ?Aztec? ?people? ?were? ?an? ?ethnic? ?group? ?that lived? ?around? ?central? ?Mexico? ?and? ?spoke? ?the? ?Nahuatl? ?language.? ?Nomadic? ?people? ?known as? ?Mexicas,? ?started? ?venturing? ?into? ?central? ?Mexico? ?and? ?started

High School Graduation, Do I Want To Go To College - Catholic High School/English - Essay

512 words - 3 pages High School Graduation, Do I Want To Go to College I had just graduated high school and I was still paying rent to live in the back room of my parents’ house. At that time, 9/11 had just happened and I was filled with a sense of patriotism and retribution and the desire to do something about it. So, I joined the army, and was with the 81’s platoon stationed in Mishawaka. Mishawaka was great for many things, but It was not the best location for

Crime and Punishment Questions in regards to Theme - High School/ AP English Literature and Composition - Assignment

2758 words - 12 pages money. This leads us to ponder the true motives of the murder. One possible reason for the murder comes from Raskolnikov’s theory of the “Extraordinary Man.” According to Raskolnikov’s theory, the ordinary man lives in submission and can not transgress the law, while the extraordinary man has the right to commit any crime and can transgress the law. Those who are considered to be an “Extraordinary Man” are believed to be able to transgress any

A Separate Peace Literary Essay - Grade 9- High School - Literary Essay

1340 words - 6 pages By Samira Begum The Flawed Perceptions of Reality Many people follow the old saying, “Ignorance is bliss”. They believe that this is the best approach to life-to deny all truth and create a world cautiously weaved of their consoling lies. These people believe that they will be on the true path of happiness and bliss if they follow the saying, but in reality they will unleash upon themselves horrors that they will not be able to overcome. Over and

Atomic Sturcture Theory Research - Melville Senior High School - Research Paper

1493 words - 6 pages determine their atomic structure. John Dalton’s Theory: The beginnings of our current understanding of the chemical behavior of matter, based on the modern atomic theory, is generally attributed to the English scientist John Dalton (1766-1844). Over the period 1803-1808 Dalton presented a precise definition of the indivisible building blocks of matter that we now know as atoms. His atomic theory can be summarized as follows: -Elements are composed of

V for Vendetta critical analysis - St. Mary's High School - Critical Essay

805 words - 4 pages when the news aired about the St. Mary’s pandemic, when v destroyed a building and when he raided the news studio. This shows us how unconscious people are from their freedom being stripped away from them. Conformity can also be seen when Eve got imprisoned by V. Thinking that it’s the government holding her, she conformed into V’s lies. This shows us how power and fear can conform anyone and get people in their control. Throughout our history

The Cotton Gin and it's tremendous benefits to America - Port St. Lucie High School - Research Paper

589 words - 3 pages Designing a new machine or improving a process can take a fair amount of thought and consideration; once prototyped, it can still take years or even decades to be commercialized and have an impact on society. Sometimes, however, the entire process can be marvelously quick, easy, and world-changing. Take, for example, the cotton gin. Eli Whitney conceived this device almost on the spur of the moment. Yet, for all its fame and historic significance

Electric vs. Gasoline powered cars - St. Francis Xavior High School, Science class - Research paper

869 words - 4 pages Should? ?the? ?use? ?of? ?electric? ?cars? ?be? ?obligated? ? ?? ?? ?? ?Electric? ?or? ?gasoline?? ?A? ?topic? ?discussed? ?for? ?many,? ?many? ?years? ?and we? ?still? ?have? ?no? ?exact? ?answer? ?for? ?it.? ?However,? ?after? ?doing? ?tons? ?and tons? ?of? ?research? ?on? ?the? ?topic,? ?I? ?came? ?up? ?with? ?the? ?conclusion? ?that? ?the electric? ?source? ?takes? ?the? ?trophy? ?home? ?this? ?time,? ?for? ?in? ?fact,? ?many reasons,? ?such

Synthesis Introduction with examples - St. George's High School, 11 grade - Essay

505 words - 3 pages 5 October 2017 Synthesis Introduction INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS: · Are much like your first impression of somebody after meeting them for the first time. · Set the tone and the standard of quality for the rest of your essay. · Act as a “preview” for the rest of your essay. THE BODY PARAGRAPH The body paragraphs will contain your analysis of your topic with specific examples and evidence. Before the reader can digest any kind of close examination of

Australian Drama/Indigenous Perspectives - Mansfield State High School, 10E - Assignment

806 words - 4 pages The play “My Name Is Jimi” written by Jimi Bani, displays the Torres Strait Islander culture in a comedic way. The dramatic meaning that is created through the manipulation of the importance of culture is delivered through elements of dramatic focus, symbolism and mood. The production incorporates the traditional elements of drama in such a way to show what it means to be part of the aboriginal culture. Features such as traditional dances

Similar Essays

Examine The Literary Creativity In The Fictional Text And Non Fictional Text: The Story Of Snow White

3203 words - 13 pages Examine the literary creativity in the fictional text and non-fictional text: the story of Snow WhiteChildren's fairy tales have been around for hundreds of years and all over the world, it is interesting to note that only a select number of them, tales such as Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, have been reproduced and translated into different versions around different countries. With the effort of Walt Disney's animated feature, Snow

Safe Sex For The Catholic Student In A Public High School

948 words - 4 pages at least condone, sex outside of wedlock. As a Catholic student growing up in a suburban public high school, these competing safe sex messages created a tension in my understanding of safe sex: they were mutually inconsistent and yet also individually inadequate. Ultimately, my understanding of safe sex has developed as an amalgamation of these competing ideologies. In her book, Fatal Advice, Cindy Patton describes how white, middle-class

Introducing Critical Theory In The High School Curriculum

1546 words - 6 pages ultimate goal: grant American students the best education. Works Cited Alcoff, Linda M. "In Arizona, Censoring Questions About Race." The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 1 Apr. 2012. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. Appleman, Deborah. Critical Encounters in High School English: Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents. 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College, 2000. Print. Aubrey, and Emily. "Where the Classroom Ends." Where the Classroom Ends. N.p

Feminist Literary Theory Writing Assignment

1082 words - 4 pages Ophelia’s character is important in observing the true temperament of the male and female characters, as well as the lack of feminism in the Elizabethan Era. Not only does she experience immense inequality, but is generally ignored in most circumstances. Her feelings are completely disregarded the majority of the play, and she is rarely ever able to speak for herself, express her opinions, or act on her own reasoning. In Hamlet, Ophelia’s