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Snow White An Un-Acclaimed Interpretation Throughout the years many versions of this beloved fairy tale have been produced Along with all of these slightly differing adaptations comes many different interpretations and analysiss which correspond with each variation The version of Snow White in which I have chosen to analyze is by the Grimm Brothers It is important to understand that there is much more to this fairy tale than just what meets the naked eye I think it is safe to say that the most evident concept in the tale which gives way to a detailed analysis is the relationship between the fairest of them all Snow White and her competitor the Queen It seems as though Snow White and her stepmother are jealousy battling for the absent fatherhusband figure To the psychoanalyst Snow White and the Queen are competing to be a favorite to the King and their concerns over beauty are directly related to this very competition It is when Snow White turns seven that the stepmother takes on her fairy tale role as the evil stepmother It is also at the onset of Snow Whites maturity that her stepmother begins to feel jealous and seek reassurance from her magic mirror Bruno Bettelheim describes the Queens consulting of the mirror as narcissistic and believes that It is the narcissistic parent who feels most threatened by his childs growing up because that means the parent must be aging 202 When we look at this from a broad spectrum we realize that when children are young and dependent about their parents he or she does not threatened the parents narcissism but when the child begins to mature and seek independence it is possible that he or she becomes a threat to a parent such as this This is what happens to the Queen in Snow White Another element present in Snow White which should be looked at more extensively is color for it
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