Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lil' Red

I found a Volvo commercial that incorporated Red Riding Hood and the wolf. The father asks the daughter : what does the wolf say and she replies with a howl. It seems that the girl is interested and curious and has learned about the wolf, but the girl answers her fathers question quickly looking for his approval. She has not defined herself and is bound by his approval. Until she defines herself she will be bound to him and competing for her fathers approval with her sisters and mother. She will be intrigued by her father because he is her provider and confidant. He has raised her and she is his. As she gets older, she will feel the growth of an emotional bond and she may not understand this in her youth through adolescence development. She may feel attracted to her father physically, but may only be confusing this physical attraction with emotional love for her provider. Until she breaks this bond and explores her sexuality with other people she will be bound to her father forever until the bond is broken. I thought the commercial was well played and interesting.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Three

Children heroes are very common in the fairy world. In most culture to become a man the boy must go on quest to redeem his family, find love, or acquire prosperity for their kingdom. in the story of the Flower Queen's Daughter the prince must walk for four years before he even finds the princess. Along his long walk he is met by three wise men who tell him a direction and then they give him three tokens individually for when the prince needs aid. when the prince finally reaches the palace of dragons he ask for wealth. The three headed dragon queen agrees if he can watch her horse for three days. on the first day the horse runs away and the boy looks every where but cannot find the horse, so he rings the bell once and the king of the eagles appears and say my eagles with search the land. the eagles fly out and retrieve the horse. The prince brings the horse back to the queen and she rewards him with a cloak of bronze. the next day the horse runs away. the prince rings the bell two times and the king of the foxes appears. the fox king tell the price, " my foxes will search the forests." the foxes run out and search the woods and find the hiding horse and drive it back to the prince. at dust the prince return the horse to the stable and the dragon queen rewards the prince with a cloak of silver. on the third day the prince take the horse out to graze and again it disappears  he looks, but again cannot find it. he ring the bell three time and the king of fish appears before him. the king of the fish gurgles, "my fish will search the lakes." The fish then swim out and find the horse in the lake swim it back to the prince. the prince now returns to the dragon queen and she rewards him with cloak of gold. Later that evening there is a ball and the prince tell the princes that he is there to rescue her. he tells her to wait until midnight and then sneak out to the stables. the prince and the princess then make there get away on the dragon queen's horse, but are pursued by the dragon queen's brothers. they make it safely to the flower queen's castle where she protect the prince and princess and agrees to wed her daughter to the prince, but he may only spend spring, summer and fall with her. during winter she must stay with the queen. the prince agrees and they live happily ever after. In the story of the pagan hero and the christian saint a prince is sent on a quest to save his kingdom. both of these stories they go on quest for their own personal development for the ability and build responsibly to one day rule their kingdoms. they earn this through the trails they endure and the means in which they accomplish the quest. one prince is driven by love and the other is driven by exile and trickery. At the end of the story the find out why the have done the quest. the flower queen's daughter was about true love and the christian saint is about defeating an evil step mother. the princes suffer from anxiety. the prince is liberated by stealing away the princess from the dragon queen and the other prince is liberated by returning home in time.

An article by: Nolan Dickerson

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Folk and fairy tales come from all over the world and have been devolved by countless cultures, but what do they mean? In 2013USP_SIS_2015_01: Once Upon a Time: Folk Tales I am figuring that out. I am studying Freud and Jung's correlations of fairy tale culture to the human subconsciousness. Why do you find comfort and intellect in these stories. Well I like to think that life is a puzzle and these stories are a piece of the puzzle. Where does it fit into my life or others lives? The stories bring understanding to my life, not because you know whats going to happen next but because these stories are a copping mechanism for the hardships of everyday life. They bring hope when there is despair and love when it feels hopeless.  How did humans come up with similar stories across Continental divides, well most stories our built form our subconsciousness psyche. Freud and Jung discovered that the major of characters in fairy tales are the three egos of the mind: Id, Ego, and Superego. I think this is why some many fairy tales have motifs. I have talked about the characters in fairy tales, but what make a fairy tale a fairy tale. I think a fairy tale is a story of about the constant struggle between id and superego. As scholars we can boil fairy tales down, but the key ingredient will always be id, ego, superego, and a little magic.

An article by Nolan Dickerson