A friend of mine recently posed an interesting question. “The evil queen uses magic to change her appearance and poison Snow White. Why doesn’t she just use that magic to make Snow White uglier instead of going through the complicated process of trying to kill her?” -Rachel She makes a very good point. So IContinue reading “Myth or Magic: A Simple Spell”
If you follow me on Instagram (kategjameson), then you got a sneak peek at something exciting a few weeks ago! My next project!
When you think about fairy tales, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when it comes to breaking curses? If you’re anything like me (or if you read the title of this post), your mind immediately went to the magical cure-all: true love’s kiss. Think about it. According to the stories, Snow WhiteContinue reading “The Myth of True Love’s Kiss”
I’m back! I’m so sorry for being gone for months. As you may know, I was recently in a play, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve always loved that play and I finally got to be in it! I played the role of Helena and after weeks of memorization, a rather intense and frantic rehearsal schedule,Continue reading “What Fairy Tales Teach Adults”
As much as it pains me to admit it, a good fairy tale isn’t complete without a damsel in distress. Damsels serve as the motivation for the hero. Whether it’s a charming prince fighting a dragon to save her or a poor lad trying to prove his worth, there’s always a girl involved with theContinue reading “Character Types: The Beautiful Damsel”
We all have our complaints about Disney’s princes. I mean, two of them don’t even have names. And I know I’m skeptical of the a man who falls in love with a girl he barely knows because she’s pretty and then can’t remember what she looks like. But why is that? Until next time, wordContinue reading “Words About Disney Princes”
Dear Fairy Godmother, My father is getting remarried and I’m a little nervous. I’ve heard so many stories of wicked stepmothers. How do I know if my new stepmother is nice, and what do I do if she’s evil? A Scared Stepdaughter-to-be Dear Stepdaughter-to-be, It’s natural to be nervous in such a case as this.Continue reading “7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother”
In which I rant about Disney princesses. Partly inspired by a recent blog post by my friend Amy Green, and partly by my thoughts on Strong Female Characters. What do you think? Share your opinions below. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Until next time, word nerds!
I was walking across campus this morning (very carefully, because it’s ridiculously icy today) trying to decide what to write about when a thought struck me. Why do so many fairy tales involve woods? Think about it. Sleeping Beauty was raised in the woods, then her castle was isolated by a forest of thorns. SnowContinue reading “Why the Woods?”
One of my favorite versions of Snow White is Gail Carson Levine’s Fairest. Gail Carson Levine is well known for her fairy tale retellings, with her most famous one being Ella Enchanted. Fairest takes place in the same world, with a few of the same characters. The story follows Ava, the adopted daughter of an innkeeper andContinue reading “Recommendation: Snow White”