Friday, November 13, 2015


I’ve selected this cartoon from a cartoonist named Isely. The cartoon takes a comical approach and doesn’t have much to do with the original tale by the Brothers Grimm but it has the comedy aspect in common with the Disney movie, Tangled.  In all 3 the character of Rapunzel has long blonde hair and is locked away in a tower, when a prince comes to climb up her hair. The main difference is that in the Brothers Grimm tale and the Disney movie Rapunzel has long hair from her head. While in this cartoon she has long arm pit hair. In both Tangled and the Brothers Grimm version of Rapunzel the evil sorceress chops off Rapunzel’s hair but in this cartoon it seems as though Rapunzel will be cutting off her own hair because she asked the prince if he brought the razor she asked for. But of course it is still very different from the Brothers Grimm’s Rapunzel and Disney’s tangled because her hair is under arm hair and not the hair that grows from her scalp. This is clearly a social cartoon just because the only purpose it is really serving is a comedic purpose, it has no political references. I think the look on the Prince’s face would suggest that he does not have the razor she asked for. Also I find it strange that she ask him if he has the razor she asked for just because that implies they have spoken before.

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