Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blog 8

Season 12 episode 10 of Family Guy was entitled Grimm Job. This episode included different versions of the Grimm tales how the believed it should have happened. The creators of family guy's interpretation of family guy was very realistic. They included some very realistic things like while little red riding hoods mother was telling her about taking the basket of goodies to the grandmother's house she looked through and noticed the wine and asked if grandmother would be entertaining any guest. After her mother told her about not straying off the path, she said "You know grandmother lived 60 mines away; you know your sending your child out there to die." This scene is realistic but also comical to the audience. A normal mother wouldn't send there child off into the woods alone with dangerous animals, so this scene shows what a child might be thinking when their parent tells them that or what we might have thought when we first read that scene. As she walks into the forest she runs into a talking tree that tells her,"If you were my son I would kill you." (because the character in the show is actually a little boy) She runs into the wolf but she is not afraid by him and actually starts walking with him and having a conversation. They start talking about why he wanted to eat the three little pigs so much; he started telling little red riding hood that one of the pigs was his ex girlfriend. The grandmother is married to the man who own owned the "big shoe", so while he goes out to check on his property the wolf knocks on the grandmothers door posing as little red riding hood. The wolf then gets into bed posing as the grandmother. Little red riding hood began to play along with the wolf being her grandmother when she knows how the story goes. She then goes on complaining that she can't finish the scene because she can't understand how this can be a real scene when it's obvious that her grandmother is a human and not a furry beast. The wolf then jumps out of bed saying he's the wolf and he should be the one upset because hes about to get killed by the woodcutter. The woodcutter ends up coming in and killing the wolf with the chainsaw but little red riding hood believed that the woodcutter was actually just a crazy person that liked to kill people. He then goes over to the next house and kill someone else. This cartoon is a social cartoon because social cartoons usually poke fun at situations. This cartoon uses humor and comedy to poke fun at how the Brother's Grimm made their little red cap story and gave a more realistic interpretation of the story. I like this version of little red riding hood because it's funny and shows another side of little red riding hood that adults today could relate to after reading and understanding how little red riding hood actually happened. 
Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy Season 12 Episode 10.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog 7

In both the tales Cupid and Psyche and The Frog King, the princess is the youngest of the family and also the most beautiful. In Cupid and Psyche cupid is to make Psyche fall in love with someone is less attractive; a ugly monster of some sorts. This is because the mother (Venus) is jealous that all the men around her are starting to think that Psyche is more beautiful; when in fact she is suppose to be the goddess of love and beauty. In The Frog King there is no vicious acts of jealously, the prince was turned into a frog by a wicked witch but it does not say anything about the witch being jealous of the prince in any king of way. Both stories involve a parents being kind of a authority figure. In The Frog King the father convinced the princess to remain true to her promises that she made to the frog. She obeyed this and won a lovely prince in return. In Cupid and Psyche the mother is a authority figure and she convinces cupid to use his arrow (of true love) to make psyche fall in love with a ugly person. He does obey his mother's orders until he gets so distracted by Psyche beauty that he actually pricks himself with his own arrow and began to fall in love with her. In The Frog King there is no real aspect of true love of any king; the frog just gets turned into a prince because he and her father convinced the princess to do the things possible to get him back human. The tales are so similar in the fact that neither princess is aloud to actually see the prince they are to marry. In The Frog King she didn't know that the prince she met near the well would actually become a handsome man right in her front of her eyes. In Cupid and Psyche she wasn't allowed to see his true identity; she was told she was marrying a monster by her sisters and left at the top of the mountain by her parents. When her sisters convinced her to stand over Cupid with a knife and lamp to see if he really was a monster, and she did. He woke up and saw his wife standing over top of him and flew away and said she would never see him again. In Cupid and Psyche the princess was given task to be worthy of being Cupid's wife while in The Frog King was similar with the task but in this case she didn't know that he would turn into a prince so it was pure luck. Both tales end up with the two couples ending up together and Cupid and Psyche even have a daughter together named Voluptas.

The Frog Prince; The screen where the frog helps her get her golden ball

Cupid and Psyche wedding banquet

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Extra Credit: The Buried Child

The Buried Child's main connection to fairy tales is the oedipal complex. The oedipal complex is describes as the boy's feelings of desire for his mother and jealously towards his father. In the Buried Child Tilldon (the son) had a baby with Hailey (the mother). The child was not accepted into the family because the father knew that that was not his child. The child wanted to protect his family so bad that he didn't want the child pretending to be apart of the family; so he drowned the child and buried him in the back yard. The son Tilldon grew angrier and angrier towards the father, he didn't like the father and would talk to the father any time of way because of the anger. According to the oedipal complex the boy wants to possess his mother and replace the father, who the child views as a rival for the mother's affection. Buried Child shows the oedipal complex all around with the mother sleeping with the son and having a baby with him.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blog Entry 6

Looking at my classmates blogs I have noticed that they use a lot of facts and paragraphs, while my blogs is solely based on opinion and a few things we talk about in class. I keep my blogs about my opinion because I feel like that's what a blog is in general; how you feel about a specific topic. I like how M.Q adds videos to her blogs and keep them nice and simple. I also likes how she puts her own spin on the blogs and answers the question in a way she would like it. I do think she should use a little but of her own opinions in the blog instead of analyzing the blogs. I like how T.S's blog has alot of color in the pictures, it make you want to read her blog just because of the pictures. I also like how one of the pictures i used for my blog is the same she used for hers. It tells that we were kind of on the same page of thinking. I don't believe her blog has any real improvements. I like how B.V blog is very simple and to the point but I also think he should add a little bit of liveliness to it. I understand that boys don't care about details as much as girls do, but i think that a little picture, video or graphic related to the blog would draw readers into wanting to read the blog. It was interesting to see how everybody has there own way of answering the same question in there blogs. It's good to look at other people's ideas and looking at your own to see the similarities and differences related to the style of writing.