Gender-swapped Fairy Tales: Cinderella & The Brother and Sister Eve Sinning

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Published: April 19th 2015

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Gender-swapped Fairy Tales: Cinderella & The Brother and Sister  by  Eve Sinning

Gender-swapped Fairy Tales: Cinderella & The Brother and Sister by Eve Sinning
April 19th 2015 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: | 9.17 Mb

The following two stories are based upon the original texts of The Brothers Grimm, with all the genders swapped and the stories rewritten to produce original new retellings. The Princess becomes the Prince- the Queen becomes the King, and theMoreThe following two stories are based upon the original texts of The Brothers Grimm, with all the genders swapped and the stories rewritten to produce original new retellings. The Princess becomes the Prince- the Queen becomes the King, and the heroines of these well-loved stories become heroes instead.By swapping the genders, these stories can be read in a new light and from interesting new perspectives.

In these stories, women hold grand dances and invite the most handsome men in the land so that they may choose a husband for themselves. They are driven actors and strong characters, who choose their own destiny and strike out their own paths – taking the initiative and leading the action on every page.So too are the actions and motivations of men turned on their heads – and male characters are given interesting new freedoms. In these stories men are defined by their looks – they are either handsome, or they are not – and they delight in beautiful clothing, jewels and pearls.

But these gender-swapped stories also highlight the infinite love of a father- and the tender bond that exists between father and son.These stories are an opportunity to view the actions and motivations of well-known and well-loved characters from new perspectives. By swapping the genders, the meaning and feeling of a story can be changed drastically.

What does this action look like when a woman performs it? How does this motivation read when it is experienced by a man?Subversive and surprising, these gender-swapped re-tellings of two classic Brothers Grimm stories will make you see your favourite fairy tales in a whole new light!



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