Re-imagining the world : retelling fairy tales in moving image
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This study aims to depict the fact that adaptations are all kind of intertextual texts in the postmodern world where every text undergoes a process of adaptation. With the aims of pointing at this dialogic process, the term “retelling” is used both for the adaptation processes and products throughout the thesis, instead of the term adaptation. Keeping this in mind, the thesis examines the fairy tales “Snow White” and “Little Red Riding Hood” with their retellings both in literature and film. These analyses include structural, narrative and feminist criticisms as well as the consideration of the affects of postmodernism. Through these evaluations it becomes clear that while some retellings pose a very contradictory point of view for the tales abovementioned, some still adjust to the traditional ideological teachings of the earlier versions of the tales.