Monday, May 5, 2008

Little Tiny, Hans Clodhopper, and The Salad

Last week I read about 40 Aesop's Fables and two Grimm' Fairy Tales. The fables are very different from the fairy tales. They are very very short, most only one page. In the edition that I have, at the end of each tale is an application. The application is the moral of the story, making it very easy to understand. For my project, I probably won't write a fable, I'll stick to just fairy tales.

This week is going to be very busy with two A.P. tests coming up, so I am going to have to work very hard during class time. Tuesday I am going to devote to just Anderson's Fairy Tales. I am planning to read very familiar ones such as The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, and The Emperor's New Clothes. Also, I am going to read some I've never heard of such as Little Tiny, The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf, Hans Clodhopper, and The Old Street Lamp. Wednesday I am going to read Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), The Salad, The Pink, Cinderella, The Water of Life, Red Riding Hood, The Clever Gretel, Snow-White and Red-Rose, and Hansel and Gretel out of Grimms' Fairy Tales. Thursday is out wiki day and Friday is the day of my two A.P. tests, so I don't think Ill be in class. Over the weekend I am going to at least formulate my thesis, write my introduction, and maybe my first paragraph. Then next week, I am going to have to find research and finish up my paper.

I still have yet to come up with a good idea for my modern fairy tale, but I'll start worrying about that after the research paper.