Tuesday, April 15, 2008

fourth marking period and fairy tales

So for my final English project of high school, I am researching fairy tales. When trying to come up with a project, I knew I wanted to include two elements, photography and fiction. The topic of fiction is very general, so I did some research to see if I could narrow down my selection. So for preliminary research, just to get a general overview, I went to Wikipedia. The first image on the website was an illustration from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.So, I decided to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but still hadn't narrowed what exactly I wanted to research. After discussing with several people, someone suggested studying fairy tales. Fairy tales may be aimed at a younger audience, but the morales are aimed at all of society. When I went home and discussed the topic with my mom and it turns out that we owned Aesop's Fables, Hans Christian Andersen's and Brothers Grimm fairy tales. So I'm not sure if I'm still going to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland because the other three books contain a large volume of these fairy tales.

^^Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm^^