Sunday, November 30, 2014

Entry 9

While it’s difficult to locate a cartoon devoted to the story of Rapunzel without finding numerous pictures from Disney’s Tangled, I did manage to find two in particular that I liked.

This first one comically portrays Rapunzel as a feminist as she confronts her prince saying that she refuses to allow men to use her as a “stepping stone.” While we want to think of these Grimm fairytales of true love as romantic and such, we can’t ignore the fact that some of them are, in fact, quite sexist. This cartoon simply illustrates the main sexist issue with the story of Rapunzel.

The second cartoon I found addressed an issue that didn’t necessarily exist in the original tale but rather a more current one. In fact, it’s not really an issue at all. In this picture, Rapunzel has cut her hair to the recently popular “pixie” haircut. This creates a problem as her prince no longer has easy access to her. I thought this cartoon was honestly just charming as it puts a little modern “hipster-esque” twist to the classic tale.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blog Entry 8

[In case you can't read that: He claims she was skipping around in a threatening way, carrying a suspicious package and wearing a hoodie. - John Darkow]

This picture caught my eye, as it’s addressing an issue we have been seeing a lot in society lately. Though the problem is extremely serious, the artist has thought up a way of presenting it comically. There have been too many instances where people have been accused and even killed, just because of their physical appearance. This little piece of art is, in a way, accusing the authorities as it shows them looking over the Wolf’s actions simply because Little Red Cap was wearing a hoodie and carrying a “suspicious package.” As we are all constantly reminded: if you see something, say something! And this artist has done a good job at focusing on the negative outcomes of this advice.