Sunday, November 15, 2009

Differences in my Counter-Narrative Text

The big change that I made in my version of Cinderella was that instead of a female character being “rescued” essentially, the female “rescues” the male. I feel that most fairy tales and children’s books always place the female as the beautiful damsel in distress and the strong male as the one who comes to save her. Females don’t always need to be saved; they are strong too. This is why I wanted to turn the tables around in my narrative and have a strong female rescue a male character. This should happen in many more books, but one does not see that very often. This was a very empowering experience for me and I hope it is one others can learn from.

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