Why did you choose this course as your FYS?: I chose this class because I love Disney. It's been around me my entire life via my grandmother. I also have stock in Disney, so it is I interesting to "go behind the scenes" and find out why Disney did what it did. I have honestly seen only one or two Disney fairytale movies. This class will give me that opportunity to watch them!
What are you hoping to accomplish in the seminar?: I hope to become a bit
more analytical by the end of this seminar and become more
"englishy". By that I mean, at least understand English and
literature and such. Looking at these tales through certain lenses will help be
look at other things with the same or a similar lense. For example, I may be
able to analytically look at storylines on my soap and uncover the reason it
was introduced onto the canvas, other than entertainment purposes.
What is your favorite fairytale? Why?: I don't think I’ve ever actually read
a fairytale, but based on how Disney expressed them, I like Princess and the
Frog. The reasoning behind it is because it is different. This fairytale seems
to be about a black princess who was born poor and had to work up the ranks of
society to become important. Many other fairytales are white princesses being
disowned for one reason or another, but have access to funds and higher class
luxuries. Hopefully, seeing the original tale, not "Disneyified",
will make me like and appreciate other fairytales.
Additional Content: An interesting thing I could do is read them to my
family or suitemates as a way to calm down and relax. Then have a lighthearted
conversation about the tale and pull from points used in the class discussion.
If this does indeed happen, I'll have a better understanding and appreciation
for the tales.