Hildrens Literature The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky and Stardust Novels by Neil Gaiman

a? Fairy tales and folktales are grounded in the everyday desires and fears of ordinary people. Discuss how The Red Shoe and Stardust appropriate the fairy tale to address contemporary fears and desires, particularly of childhood and adolescence.

o Support your argument by close textual analysis, making use of the set readings and course concepts (e.g. narrative, genre, language, ideology, gender, agency, narrative point of view, intertextuality and the distinctive features of the fairy tale) we have studied this semester. Use quotations from the two novels to support your argument.