Sunday, January 29, 2012


I’m sure I’ve read a couple of fairy tales as a kid, but for the most part my notion of what a fairy tale is comes from the movies I grew up with: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast.  I chose Folk and Fairy Tales Around the World because I want to read the written works that the stories I know come from.  There are also tons of fairy tales I’ve never heard of, and I want to get the chance to read them and see how versions differ from each other.
It’s a close call between Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, but I’d say Cinderella is my all time favorite.  Other than for her gorgeous dress, I love Cinderella for her story of starting out as a humble maid, and like in other fairy tales, living happily ever after.  What especially draws me to Cinderella are the little mice she spends her time with: Gus-Gus and Jacques. They’re full of comic relief, help her out of bad situations, and are overall just adorable.  I also love having an excuse to wear a fancy dress—I was Cinderella for Halloween 10 years ago, and as a college student—it never gets old.