Sunday, March 10, 2013

Snow White

This week in class we focused on the “Snow White” fairy tales. We watched the music clip “Sonne” by Rammstein on YouTube and I found that there were many similarities and differences in the story and persons, motives and symbols in the music video. Some parts of the story are different from the actual fairy tale “Snow White”. For example in Sonne SW is more of a villain she bosses around the dwarves and when they don’t bring back enough gold she will spank them. Also in Sonne SW seems to be a drug addict and when she over doses they put her in a coffin and she is awaken by an apple falling from the tree over the coffin in stead of a prince. However with their differences there are some similar symbols in these two stories. In Sonne there are the 7 dwarves who are working in the mine. We also see the apple in a couple of scenes all in which SW is in. Also in the end when she “overdoses” the dwarves put her in a glass coffin and bring her to the top of a mountain, which is similar to the Grimm’s tale.  I personally prefer the original fairy tale by the brothers Grimm because it is more classic to me. I do think the Sonne music video story was an interesting, more modern take on the tale but I still prefer the original.

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