Rapunzel: A Narrative Analysis

Topics: Fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Family, Brothers Grimm, Love / Pages: 3 (559 words) / Published: Sep 18th, 2015
We’ve all heard the stories; the ones we were told as children. Epic adventures with mystical beings and dragon guarded castles. Fairy tales. My personal favorite is Rapunzel. I was completely engrossed with the story of a girl stranded in a tower, only to be saved by her true love. Saved by the strength of his sword against her fearsome dragon, or by his comatose-healing lips. Then she and her prince charming would live happily ever after. As it turns out, the story of my literary experience begins the same way as a fairy tale; “Once upon a time...”. Once upon a time there I was, a young princess named Isabel. I often sat in my little bedroom, content with my washable markers and coddled stuffed animals. Sure, I loved hearing stories, and my parents had been reading to me since I came out the womb. But it wasn’t until about preschool, when the desire to learn to read by myself took up residence in my mind.
Finding appropriate literature for a small girl was an incredibly easy task in my house. There were shelves upon shelves of colorful picture books, and charts rhyming with words, such as; cat, hat, bat, sat, etc. The reason for this being not only that my parents found reading to be one of the most valuable things to learn, but also the fact that my mom is a first grade teacher. So, starting my
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I found that my favorite books were typically the ones that brought me from our mundane world, to a realm of it’s own. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Twilight dominated my reading choices throughout middle school, along with the various young adult dystopian series that everyone else was reading. Yet, as I got older, I found less and less time for reading. Responsibilities stacking up, school getting more rigorous, and flatout disinterest were all causes of this. It was as if my prince charming had gone off to war, leaving me fumbling around in the dark, patiently waiting my happy ever

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