It’s essay writing season for tons of students!
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
i’ll need this tonight =p
THIS IS MORE HELPFUL THAN MY DOCTORATE HOLDING ENGLISH PROFESSORS EVER WERE.
My Developmental Level students are going to be writing their first critical paper and this is going to come in so much handy.
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
A mix made for… housework! Catchy, upbeat, tight-fast paced songs to get you in an energetic mood, to cope with all the efforts you have to make.
o1. gorillaz - dirty harry | o2. justice - d.a.n.c.e. | o3. röyksopp - poor leno | o4. empire of the sun - alive | o5. digitalism - pogo (shinichi osawa remix) | o6. mgmt - time to pretend | o7. passion pit - carried away | o8. koobra feat. joanna - something real | o9. m83 - reunion | 10. phoenix - 1901 | 11. kings of leon - supersoaker | 12.imagine dragons - radioactive | 13. irie maffia - fever in her eyes | 14. we are rockstars - run run | 15. kasabian - processed beats | 16. fran palermo - next winds | 17. model aeroplanes - crazy | 18. foster the people - pumped up kicks | 19. edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros - home | 20. peter bjorn & john - young folks
Ahhhhh my little sisters are gone trick or treating and I get to hang out and make pumpkin seeds and watch movies god bless
I am cold damp and wearing leggings as pants in a Starbucks I’ve never been so uncomfortable in my lif e„,