Permalink for this paragraph 0 I had a lot of fun in today’s peer-led class! I didn’t think I would enjoy it so much because of the article. As I was reading the article I was having a hard time, not only concentrating (that was some dense writing), but also applying it to the fairy tale. The fairy tale itself was not what I expected at all! I kept waiting the whole time for something bad to happen to the solider and nothing ever happened! I was totally perplexed and wondering where the ethics may be. I still don’t know what the ethics may be in the fairy tale but I think I better understand ethics and ethical criticism. What my group and I concluded was that ethics are different on an individual level. No one has the same ethics so it is hard to do ethical criticism that everyone, or anyone else for that matter, will agree with. I personally think that may be the beauty of ethical criticism. There are so many different perspectives one look at and write from. That gives us a much deeper understanding or appreciation for texts that we might originally have.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 Then we had to write our own fairy tales. That was certainly an interesting time! My whole group was throwing ideas out left and right. We had the making of a novel! We took the semi-traditional Disney like princess fairy tale. We decided to make our princess a burn victim and fall in love (of course) and eventually live happily ever after. With a smattering of animal friends, witches, deception, and tough choices it had all the makings of a true fairy tale. The other group’s fairy tale was very different, but it intrigued me. I didn’t understand at first and was frankly confused about how they considered it a fairy tale. It is not an original fairy tale, at least not in my mind, but I like it anyway. It makes you think, just like the boy wanted to think.