Friday, February 1, 2013

Blog Entry #1

The reason why I chose this class was because it seemed to be the most interesting of all the SIS classes. I have always loved fantasy fiction and the ideas of new worlds and places with magical creatures and the such. What I really hope to accomplish this semester is to just be able to look at these stories from a more philosophical and educated view. I have read or seen many of these stories in my youth but now that I am older I think it will be fun to study them in a new light and learn a lot more of the deeper meanings. If Shrek counts as a folktale/fairy tale then I would have to say that it is my favorite. I just love how the story combines many other fairy tales and uses themes and motifs from them but in a more comical way. I find it funny and interesting that the typical monster bad guy ogre (Shrek) is the hero while the typical heroes (Lord Farquaad, Prince Charming, Fairy Godmother, etc.) are in fact the villains. Overall I have a lot of fun watching the movies (or at least 1 and 2) and that is why Shrek would be my favorite fairy tale.

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