Challenging Western Fairy tales for Partisan Portrayal of Characters in Nikita Gill’s Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul
Keywords:characters, fairy tales, heroes, partisan, reappraisal, stereotypes, villains
This paper aims to investigate the stereotypes prevalent in classic Western fairy tales concerning characterization in Nikita Gill’s Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul (2018). An intrinsic feature of this research is to analyze the partisan portrayal of characters in fairy tales. It estimates the demarcation of qualities possessed by heroes and villains. It throws light over the clear distinction between good and bad characters having such a callous impact on the mind of readers, especially children. Hence, it confirms that dominating stereotypes in fairy tales are engaged in promoting suppression represented through the characters in fairy tales and reflects Gill’s effort to reappraise the fairy tales in order to prevent the projection of such stereotypes.
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