Of all the tales I’ve read during this half the of the school year many of them left their own impact, not just from dialogue, plot or moral wise but some of the hidden messages the authors are able to convey in their works. The reason I chose the tale “The Snow Child” was because of how the author, Angela Carter, making such a short story leave a big impact when you look closely at the subtle implications of the short tale. With just 2 pages, she was able to convey some of the serious issues women deal with in this everyday society and some of the horrendous acts that unfortunately still happen to this day.
I chose to write out my thoughts on this tale because I believe I could better express my thoughts through my words rather than make them sound deeper in the form of a poem. I have looked at other websites’ for info on the tale, but they were mostly just the same analysis on what messages were being sent through the tale and the serious that Carter was able to convey in just 2 pages of work.
The major Ideas I hope to get across from my piece is the seriousness of how women are treated in our everyday society how even to this day things have still not changed that they are still being treated as if they have no value, abused, harassed either sexual or emotionally and overlooked for the stupidest reasons and are overly treated unjustly. I hope I can convey that these acts needs to stop and the point I can get across is that everyone no matter the gender should be treated any differently from each other. There are still people fighting for the better treatment of women to this day and these books as subtle as the messages are, convey that women are still trying to make their thoughts and voices heard no matter the form. All it takes is just one person to listen and lend a hand.
Ray Cluley, April 16th, 2014, ‘The Snow Child’ by Angela Carter Review”, https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/the-snow-child-angela-carter/
Kari Sawden, April 8th, 2015, “No Magic Mirror Required: Folklore and Patriarchy in Angela Carter’s “The Snow Child”, https://www.readingsjournal.net/2015/04/no-magic-mirror-required-folklore-and-patriarchy-in-angela-carters-the-snow-child/