ENGL 112 Lecture Notes - Fairy Godmother, Thesis Statement

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ENGL 112: Strategies in University Writing
March 18, 2013
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Approximately 4 minutes
Prepare and time yourself
Do not just read out your essay
1. Thesis statement (background if you want)
2. Sources (key definitions? Most used?)
3. Major points (what are they? Present them as a presentation, not just reading them out)
a. Speak and engage your audience
4. Conclusion (what is the conclusion to the research?)
Wednesday: two full copies
Friday: submitted final hard copy Friday
Cinderella as a movie, may be more enlightened than pretty women
Equality in Cinderella unlike in pretty women
o Even the mice in Cinderella portray inequality
Looking at the movie as a whole, all the high power jobs are occupied by men
o In both movies, male have more power and are the rescuers
In Cinderella there are powerful women figures
Kelly can't get around that the fairy godmother is the most powerful figure in the story and
she is female
o Fairy godmother is portrayed in a trivialized, portrayed in a silly way, even though
she is the most powerful
Are all feisty personalities
Women who behave in a particular way, even if they don’t behave in a stereotypical way,
they are portrayed in a stereotypical way
All the male characters help Vivian out
Cinderella may actually have more of a feminist message than pretty women
o Fairy god mother is transformed into a male
Even when she helps someone out, she is just using Edward's power
Kelly might be overstating things
Positive and negative emotions
o Female characters have a limited emotional range
Can cry, but can also show love
Cannot show anger, as men do (masculine)
Cinderella is obedient, but lives through her dreams
What exactly does a "real female value" man
o Only females are concerned with relationships? What does that mean?
Marriage is the solution to any problems in relationships
There is a difference in perspective when it comes to prostitution
Explicitly talking about Rapunzel
If feminism is critical about the family it offers alternatives
o Most of the humans, are given a really bad interpretation
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Present them as a presentation, not just reading them out: speak and engage your audience, conclusion (what is the conclusion to the research?) Cinderella as a movie, may be more enlightened than pretty women. Equality in cinderella unlike in pretty women: even the mice in cinderella portray inequality. Looking at the movie as a whole, all the high power jobs are occupied by men. In both movies, male have more power and are the rescuers. Women who behave in a particular way, even if they don"t behave in a stereotypical way, they are portrayed in a stereotypical way. All the male characters help vivian out. Cinderella may actually have more of a feminist message than pretty women: fairy god mother is transformed into a male. Even when she helps someone out, she is just using edward"s power. Positive and negative emotions: female characters have a limited emotional range. Can cry, but can also show love.

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