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dc.contributor.advisorMcCabe, Diann
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Valerie ( )
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T15:42:58Z
dc.date.available2017-02-09T15:42:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.citationCarroll, V. (2016). Fish, gourds, and glass slippers: How different cultures tell the story of Cinderella (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6459
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2016.
dc.description.abstractStories, especially stories aimed at children, have been used as a tool for socialization in many cultures across time. Fairy tales in particular help disseminate and reinforce social norms and ideas to members of a given culture. Cinderella is one of the most common fairy tales with a version found in nearly every culture around the world. This thesis focuses on six versions from different regions: France, Persia, Mexico, China, West Africa, and pre-colonial North America. By using four basic shared story themes as lenses – the heroine’s relationship with her family, the heroine’s benefactor, the heroine’s test to prove she is worthy, and the heroine’s inherent inner and outer goodness – specific details in each story reveal what is valued by each culture. Despite having the same basic plot structure, these different versions could not survive in a culture other than the one in which they originated because of the social values found in the details. In their own culture, however, these stories impart social norms and values onto younger members who traditionally have internalized these lessons to reiterate them in their own retellings of the story.en_US
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dc.format.extent67 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCinderellaen_US
dc.subjectCultural valuesen_US
dc.subjectFairy talesen_US
dc.titleFish, Gourds, and Glass Slippers: How Different Cultures Tell the Story of Cinderellaen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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