The Red Shoes SWBAT translate analyze the Red Shoes and Compare / Contrast to the Grimm’s tales.

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The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

SWBAT translate analyze the Red Shoes and Compare / Contrast to the Grimms talesPlease sit back with your groups1. Ian, Navotta, Zabini, Skylar2. Alana W., Luigi, Eric, Giovanna3. Luz, Allyson, Thomas, Daniel, Elijah C.4. Ana Maria, Bardo, Fernando, Julio5. Jeremy, Nancy, Samira, Alana Lyons6. Jean Pierre, Darin, Brenda, Sam B.

ReminderA reminder you will have a writing piece for tomorrow on the fairy tales we have read these past two weeks.

ContinueLet us continue discussing the symbols of The Juniper Tree.

Where do we see these recurring symbols?Broom Plant in the Juniper FamilyAn old Christian legend states that when Jesus was praying on that fateful night in the garden of Gethsemane he was continually disturbed by the noisy crackling and sawing of a broom plant. When he was finally led off by the soldiers he said to the broom: May you always burn with as much noise as you are making now. Another legend says that the crackling of the broom plants among which they were hiding almost revealed the whereabouts of Mary and the infant Jesus to the soldiers of Herod.Hans Christian Andersen 1805 - 1875Danish author of fairy tales. He wrote The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes

The Red ShoesRead The Red Shoes. (How is it similar to Grimms tale?)

Read The Red Shoes / After get into GroupsWhat is the moral of this story?

What imagery / symbols are there and why do you think it is important to the story?

How is this similar to the Grimms Tales from Germany? How is it different?

What are the similarities between this story and the older myths we read / what are the differences?

The Red ShoesIt tells a moral tale based upon the idea of temptation and eventual redemption. The story is based upon the protagonist's desire for a pair of shoes and the consequences of her temptation. Andersen's use of Christian morality in his tale offers insight into European culture during the 19th century. Christianity was a powerful cultural influence and that is evident in the story. The church is a focal point throughout the moral tale and the themes of redemption and temptation directly connect to the Christian values that are taught to children.Inspiration 1948http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlzux1_michael-powell-s-the-red-shoes-1948-finale_shortfilms

The Red ShoesWhat are our greatest morals in modern day?How could we change the Red Shoes to include values we find more important in our society than simply teaching children to be submissive, uninterested in material items, and dependent / respectful of God.

In your groups Update the Red Shoes. Make it a serious piece still, but not one that is simply dealing with 19th century European Concerns. What do you want to teach children. Keep the basic plot elements more or less, but the whole moral can change. Dec. 19th SWBAT reflect on the Grimms Tales1. Please answer the questions about the Grimms Tales. This will be counted as a Quiz Grade. I am looking for details.

2. When you are done, please answer the questions from The Red Shoes packet. (At 9:40 I will stop you, so we can look at another short Grimms Tale). What you do not finish, please complete for homework. I will be collecting on Monday. The more details, the better

3. Read a short Grimms Tale as a class. The Stubborn Child The Grimm BrothersOnce upon a time there was a stubborn child who never did what his mother told him to do. The dear Lord, therefore, did not look kindly upon him, and let him become sick. No doctor could cure him and in a short time he lay on his deathbed. After he was lowered into his grave and covered over with earth, one of his little arms suddenly emerged and reached up into the air. They pushed it back down and covered the earth with fresh earth, but that did not help. The little arm kept popping out. So the childs mother had to go to the grave herself and smack the little arm with a switch. After she had done that, the arm withdrew, and then, for the first time, the child had peace beneath the earth. What?Was the child buried alive? The unconsenting arm looks more like a symbol. And what about the mother? Didnt it trouble her to whip that arm? Then we are told that the youngster, after this beating, rested in peace. Really? When, before, he had seemed to beg for life? But the worst thing in the story is that, beyond disobedience, it gives us not a single piece of information about the child. No name, no age, no pretty or ugly. We dont even know if it is a boy or a girl. (The Grimms used ein Kind, the neuter word for child. Zipes decided that the child was a boy.) The Stubborn Child Law - 1646In 1646, The Stubborn Child Law was enacted by Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay Colony - Parents claiming a child was stubborn or rebellious could seek State reprimands, including execution.

.No kids were ever put to Death though.

Just Nature?A. S. Byatt has written that this is the real terror of the story: It doesnt feel like a warning to naughty infants. It feels like a glimpse of the dreadful side of the nature of things.