Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reading Notes: Andersen Fairy Tales, Part B

I have heard of many versions of the little mermaid, one being that the prince does not fall in love with her and she ends up trying to sew her legs back together again so that she might be able to go back into the ocean and be with her family. I kind of want to take it a different way where the prince falls in love with the mermaid and tries to go into the sea to find her.

These notes come from the Anderson Fairy Tales Unit  by Hans Christian Andersen.

Reading notes: Andersen Fairy Tale unit, part A

I think it would be really cool to change the story of the prince to have a feminine fatal in there rather than he trying to destroy god.

The story of the tin man is really cool but I thin it could be rewritten as more from the point of view of the tin soldier rather than the third person point of view. It could really help with talking about all the things he would be seeing for the first time, like the mouse or the paper lady. 

(illustration by Bertall)
These notes come from the Anderson Fairy Tales Unit  by Hans Christian Andersen.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Reading Notes: Italian Tales part B

I really like the first story of the sin being able to talk to animals. I think it would be great if I switched the gender and put it into modern terms.

The Sexton nose is interesting as well because it goes on and on about getting on thing from another.

The last story had potential to make a new story out of but the original was boring.

 Italian Popular Tales unit. By Thomas Frederick Crane (1885).

Monday, April 17, 2017

Reading Notes: Italian Popular Tales, Part A

Italian Popular Tales by Thomas Crane

I like Zelinda and the Monster because it kind of has slight Cinderella feel to it but mostly beauty and the Beast. I really want to see how this really traditional story can do with a gender swap. 

I most likely will just make the three sisters men and the beast a girl. 

I like the thought of changing the last story as well. I think it is sad that the moral of the story is, those who do good are ill treated and those who do bad are rewarded. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story Planning: The Man and his dog

I want to write about Beth Gellert in the Celtic Story Unit , a hunter's favorite dog that he killed because he thought the dog killed his baby.  I definitely want to start my story in this way:

Jacob was a very well known hunter. People flocked to him to try to learn all his tricks of the trade. He always told them his most valued trick but they never believed him. They always thought it was something else that made him so good. He would always tell people that he is not the reason he is a good hunter but the fact that he has the best dog in the world for hunting.

I will go on and talk about how loyal the dog. Jacob thought that the dog became disloyal because he did not come when called one day. This is the point where the story will change from the original. I will have Jacob go and check to see why his loyal dog is not coming only to find out that it is fighting off a wolf that is trying to eat his child.

I am worried to do the story this way because I do not know how to end it. I definitely want a happy ending unlike how the original story is. (Still makes me tear up) I think if I have him come back right when he sees his dog kill the wolf would rather than he comes back in the middle of the fight. I have not decided. I also want to leave it on a not that you should always take your best friend with you when you can. I think I might incorporate Jacobs thoughts on how he might of mistakes the dog to have killed the kid instead of killing the wolf.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reading Notes Week 12: Celtic Tales, Part B

The story Beth Gellert makes me so sad.
A man wanted to go hunting with his favorite dog but would not come when called.
When he came back he found blood everywhere and thought it was his dog that ate his son. In turn it was a wolf that came and tried to kill the boy but the dog stopped him. I would want to change the story in so that he never left his dog and went to him and saw he was fighting off the wolf and so the man never ended up killing his loyal dog.

Celtic Tales by Joseph Jacobs

Reading Notes week 12: Celtic Tales, Part A

comely- good looking

tawny- yellowish/brownish

My favorite story is definitely the Gold-tree and Silver-tree story. 

Since it has that snow white vibe I king of want to try a role reversal where Silver-tree and Gold-tree are actually the king and son. The king gets jealous of the son because he is toe he would be a better king but in the process of him trying to kill his son, he kills himself.

Celtic Tales by Joseph Jacobs