Thursday, October 29, 2015

“Little Red Riding Hood” cartoon

Little red riding hood is clearly the theme of this cartoon because it shows a little girl dressed in red and of course the wolf but the little girl refers to him as a “doggy”. I have chosen this simple cartoon by Lilaune R.  I believe this cartoon to be social and not political because I do not think it displays any political reference, however I can see the social reference. I believe her cartoon is demonstrating what it would be like if the roles were switched between the two characters. Therefore the wolf is the innocent victim and Little Red Riding Hood is the dangerous predator. It is not to the extreme as the Brothers Grimm took the danger because she just loves the dog so much that she is smothering him with affection. But the point is still made that the dog is unhappy with the situation and is in need of help. This cartoon speaks socially to prove that men are not always the bad guys instead yes it can be women who are predators. I feel this cartoon breaks the gender norms we normally would apply to society.

I like this cartoon just because I think it is cute. It reminds me of the way I acted when I was younger and met a new animal. I also like this because as I said before it portrays a women as a predator which can very well be the case. Not all criminals/rapist are men and it is important for people to understand that.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

"The Frog King" by the Brothers Grimm vs. "Cupid and Psyche" by Lucius Apuleius
“The frog king” begins with the ”beautiful” princess playing with a golden ball and accidently dropping it into a well whereas “Cupid and psyche” began with really developing who the princess is, the reader is told she has a father, mother and two older sisters. But of the three daughters she is the most beautiful.

Both begin with emphasizing the daughters’ beauty.

The focus of “cupid and psyche” is centered on the princess’s beauty so much that the real Venus became jealous of the princess and sent her son, cupid to get revenge.

The focus of “the frog king” is to not judge a book by it cover and not to make promises you can’t keep.

There is no frog character in “cupid and psyche” though the frog is one of the main characters in “the frog king”

However there is a character who acts as the frog and it is the unknown monster figure.

Both the princesses wanted to kill the “beast” they faced. In cupid and psyche when the monster approached her she held a knife in plans of killing him. As for the frog king she threw the nasty frog against the wall in hopes that would kill him.  

A major difference is that cupid and psyche is a myth because it involves Gods and the frog king is a tale because it involves a magical transformation.