Sunday, October 21, 2012

blog 8

The Tale “Cupid and Psyche” has many similarities to the Grimm tale, “The Frog King”.  There are also many differences between each story but both have similar themes, that every body has a good and ugly side to them.  This presented through the frog or beast and through the personalities change in the youngest daughter.
Each story consists of three daughters and the youngest daughter is the most beautiful of the three.  The daughter is forced to marry a certain person in whom they cannot see for what they truly are.  For example, in Grimm’s story the frog is looked at as hideous but evidently turns into a prince.  In the Psyche mortal eyes making Psyche believe that cupid is a monster cannot see story cupid.  Psyche realizes that he is fact the opposite.  This demonstrates the theme of everyone having an ugly and a good side.
The Psyche story goes into a lot more detail than the Grimm tale.  The Psyche tale describes the emotions of each character in more detail and has a longer story line than Grimm’s.  I think this is due to the different intended audiences.  Psyche is designed for an older audience with knowledge of the gods presented.  Grimm’s tale is for a younger audience and is simplified so that no knowledge is needed before reading the story.

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