(8/12/03 9:58 am)
Tattercoats and Freud|
I've just read Tattercoats and now I have to apply Freud's model of the mind to Tattercoats..
The id, the ego and the super ego..
I really need a bit of help from you guys!
(8/12/03 12:48 pm)
Re: Tattercoats and Freud|
You might want to take a look at Bruno Bettelheim's _The Uses of Enchantment_. Bettelheim approached the tales from a Freudian perspective, and though he didn't deal with "Tattercoats" specifically, I believe that he refers to variants of the tale of the "unnatural father" in his section on "Cinderella." Alan Dundes has a Cinderella casebook out which deals with some of the same issues. Also, in a recent issue of Marvels & Tales, Amelia A. Rutledge had an interesting article concerning Robin McKinley's _Deerskin_ which might prove informative. I don't really agree with their interpretations myself, but they might make for a good starting-off point ... good luck!
(8/12/03 1:33 pm)
Those are very good suggestions from Helen.
Can you say more about "id, ego, and superego," how you understand them, and how the assignment was framed for you?