Friday, 23 July 2010
Friday is for Fairytales is a meme hosted by Irena (me) at This Miss loves to Read. Every Friday, you can choose a fairytale you love, or simply find interesting or haunting, and review it or simply say why you like it so much, or why it has captured your attention. Instead of a fairytale, you can choose a favourite fairytale character and describe him/her and tell us why you like them, or you can simply share an experience connected to a fairytale. Fairytales can be old and modern, written by a known author or anonymous, written down or passed on orally, short or in novel form (like re-writings of fairytales), international or typical for your country alone. In this case, present your country’s fairytale and we can all become acquainted with a new fairytale. So, make a post every Friday that is connected to the world of fairytales, be it a review, a character description or your own fairytale experience. Let’s celebrate fairytales and share our love for them.
MY POST IS ABOUT: "Sleeping Beauty" by the brothers Grimm
“Sleeping Beauty” is my all-time favourite fairy-tale by the Grimm brothers. I just love their version. I love this fairy-tale because of the magical elements that are included into it. The fairy godmothers, the evil witch queen, a spinning wheel that puts you to eternal sleep unless you’re saved by the kiss of a prince: what’s not to love? I have two “Sleeping Beauty” books at home, and both have wonderful illustrations, which enhance the appeal of the story in my eyes. I and my sister used to play that we were characters from “Sleeping Beauty”. Sometimes I was the prince, and she was the princess, or vice versa, and we would enact the story dramatically. Of course, we kissed each other on the cheek, not on the lips.;) But that was so much fun and every time someone entered our room while we were playing “Sleeping Beauty”, we would get all upset for being disturbed and we would shove the intruders (usually mom or dad, or both) out of the room.
So, many nice memories are attached to this fairy-tale. But this is also a very lovely, very romantic story that can please any girl who’s a dreamer. I just love the idea of a girl being saved from eternal sleep with a kiss. The idea of a true love’s kiss is so beautiful and romantic, and the dreamer in me just can’t resist. So, basically, I guess I love “Sleeping Beauty” because it’s so romantic.
My favourite illustration related to “Sleeping Beauty” is this one:
It is absolutely wonderful and the princess looks so beautiful and serene. It's from the Disney version of "Sleeping Beauty".
What did YOU choose to write about on this Friday reserved for fairy-tales?
Posted by Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read at 7/23/2010