Les Femmes dans les contes de fées de Perrault et de d’Aulnoy
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This thesis compares the depiction of women in the fairy tales of the late 17th century writers Charles Perrault and Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy. Setting the analysis in the context of Louis XIV’s reign and the increasingly restrictive expectations of women in society, this paper examines how Perrault and d’Aulnoy used their didactic tales to support contradictory gender ideologies. I argue that Perrault wrote his stories with the intention of educating women to be passive and obedient, while d’Aulnoy encouraged women to be active and independent.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2017
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