Rumpelstiltskin: Superimposing current societal/cultural needs onto the fairy tale genre

dc.contributor.advisor Irizarry Rodríguez, José M. Torres, Francisco College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Román Pérez, Rosa I.
dc.contributor.committee Batra, Nandita
dc.contributor.committee Rivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.representative Kothe, Ana 2018-01-26T18:19:33Z 2018-01-26T18:19:33Z 2015
dc.description.abstract Since their introduction in 1815, Grimm’s Children’s Stories and Household Tales have been retold and refashioned many times in American popular culture. Closely studying these retellings helps readers understand the differences in culture, society, and context when compared to the texts that influenced them. This thesis uses the tenets of narrative and critical theory, specifically Cultural, Feminist, and Marxist theories, to compare the tale “Rumpelstiltskin” by the Brothers Grimm with the Rumpelstiltskin character in the ABC network show Once Upon A Time (2011). This is done in order to analyze the ideological changes and similarities present between the original and adaptation. This study concludes that adaptations, although retaining certain elements from the original text, are actually more reflective and promote current mores, ideological beliefs, and customs. en_US
dc.description.graduationSemester Spring en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2015 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2015 Francisco Torres en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Fairy tales-television adaptations en_US
dc.subject Television adaptations en_US
dc.subject Fairy tales in literature en_US
dc.subject Television shows en_US
dc.subject Fairy tales-adaptations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rumpelstiltskin (Folk tale) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Once upon a time (Television program) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fairy tales -- Television adaptations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Narration (Rhetoric) en_US
dc.title Rumpelstiltskin: Superimposing current societal/cultural needs onto the fairy tale genre en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication English Education en_US M.A.E.E. en_US
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