Cilt 3, Sayı 8, Sayfalar 616 - 624 2017-08-31

MALEFICENT: REIMAGINING “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” WITH A POST-MODERNIST PERSPECTIVE

Mehwish Ali Khan [1]

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The goal of the present project is to highlight the postmodernist perspective of the fairy tale themes in the movie Maleficent (2014) through Intertextuality. The present study aims to highlight the rejection of authority by the Contemporary American Fairy Tale movie makers. Postmodernism is an era where “Meta-Narratives” are challenged and everything is being observed through a lens different from the past. Movie creators of postmodern era have reinterpreted the original fairy tales in ways that fit contemporary norms and circumstances. Movie creators represent the old texts of fairy tales but have changed the title, plot and role of characters, e.g. in Maleficent, the antagonist of “Sleeping Beauty” now owns the title of the story, and she also shares her part of the story, which was previously unknown.

The researcher used the eight elements that Kevin Paul Smith has mentioned in his book Post Modern Fairy tales, Folk Loric Intertexts in Contemporary Fiction. The fifth element particularly, i.e. “revision”, makes the claim of the researcher valid that Postmodernists have rejected totality and grand narratives, they have opened new dimensions to the old stories. The story here is given a new spin and the changes made in the story of “Sleeping Beauty” are according to the norms of today, e.g. the women in the movie i.e. “Aurora”, the Princess and Maleficent the Witch are given a prominent position and a voice to speak their point of view, previously they were known through the eyes of other characters only. These results show a change in perspectives and in the way things are now being looked at. Fairy tales are the movies that are easily accessible to our children, further study on this theme can help understand the society of today, the postmodernist society.

Intertextuality,Postmodernism,Fairytales
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Yazar: Mehwish Ali Khan
E-posta: mahwishalisbkwu@hotmail.com
Ülke: Pakistan


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ijasos337159, journal = {International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences}, issn = {}, address = {OCERINT International Organization Center of Academic Research}, year = {2017}, volume = {3}, pages = {616 - 624}, doi = {10.18769/ijasos.337159}, title = {MALEFICENT: REIMAGINING “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” WITH A POST-MODERNIST PERSPECTIVE}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {Khan, Mehwish Ali} }
APA Khan, M . (2017). MALEFICENT: REIMAGINING “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” WITH A POST-MODERNIST PERSPECTIVE. International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences, 3 (8), 616-624. DOI: 10.18769/ijasos.337159
MLA Khan, M . "MALEFICENT: REIMAGINING “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” WITH A POST-MODERNIST PERSPECTIVE". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 3 (2017): 616-624 <http://ijasos.ocerintjournals.org/issue/31049/337159>
Chicago Khan, M . "MALEFICENT: REIMAGINING “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY” WITH A POST-MODERNIST PERSPECTIVE". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 3 (2017): 616-624
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