Women as the Oppressor: An Analysis of the Role of the Stepmother in the Brothers Grimm/Frauen als Unterdrücker: Eine Analyse der Stiefmütter-rolle in den Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm by Alexandra Finken

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Women as the Oppressor: An Analysis of the Role of the Stepmother in the Brothers Grimm/Frauen als Unterdrücker: Eine Analyse der Stiefmütter-rolle in den Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm by Alexandra Finken

Subject

German

Description

Fairy tales seem to strike wonder and curiosity in the minds of readers, but there is more to them than what meets the eye. Fairy tales illustrate the rules to a patriarchal system in which women are typically always subservient to men. Those who are not are deemed unfit members of society and are written accordingly, specifically Stepmothers. However, Stepmothers are not evil. They uphold the system in the world in which they live because it is a reflection of our own reality, but they try to change the rules of their world so that they can think for themselves and be their own persons. This paper looks at the role Stepmothers play in popular works of Brothers Grimm, like Snow White, through historical, psycho-analytical, and feminist lenses.

Creator

Finken, Alexandra

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 19, 2016

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Language

German

Identifier

Majors: Philosophy, German
Minor: Law and Society

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Frauen als Unterdrücker-  Eine Analyse an der Stiefmutter-rolle in den Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm.pdf

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Finken, Alexandra, “Women as the Oppressor: An Analysis of the Role of the Stepmother in the Brothers Grimm/Frauen als Unterdrücker: Eine Analyse der Stiefmütter-rolle in den Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm by Alexandra Finken,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed July 22, 2018, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/37.

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