just shut up.

just shut up..

Well, here’s a good example of an informal style, yet a well-structured article, and an incredibly coherent argument maintained throughout which gets its message across. Have the stamina to read it. You will be so glad you did!


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    1. What is remarkable is the tenacity of fairy tales. I never saw the Disney version. My first encounter with this tale was via literary criticism of Jean Cocteau’s works (he made a film in 1946) when I was about 20. Wikipedia gives a wealth of information, and it is interesting that versions in many languages exist of this Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_and_the_Beast. It appealed to my sense of humour that the French deny ultimate responsibility for the fairy tale, which they say was part of Italian folklore and written as a tale and published in AD 1550 in Italy by one Francesco Straparola. The French do concede that the *original* tale most certainly was told by a second-century fellow called Apuleius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apuleius. Apuleius was a Berber and hails from what is now Algeria. The Italian Wiki article also gives Apuleius ultimate credit. The German and Portuguese articles start at the same point in history as the English, This brings us to another point which is glossed over in modern society: Modern problems of abuse (in all its manifestations) date back much further than anyone is willing to concede, and have been sanitised and made “palatable” for centuries in the form of fairytales, songs, etc.. A point I believe the nameless author of the blog article says her lecturer made when (I am gaily misquoting the article here) she turned on her heel and said “Exactly.”


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