Modern Rapunzels; Women Archetypes from FairyTales to everyday Life

For horse thieving, kidnapping, jailbreaking, and using her hair in a manner other than nature intended!{?}
Shannon Hale, Rapunzel’s Revenge

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Would you love her?
If her hair fell free
Locks sway on her shoulder
The wind catches them boldly
Sunlight will invade them
Brown blaze of strands
If you could see them play
Confining her forlorn face
Would run your fingers slowly?
If she sets them free
If she let them flow
A Rapunzel is what you need?
A glance at that entangled mane
Would be enough to drive you insane?

Photo by Anastasiia Shevchenko on
Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich on

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Fairytale Theory and Explorations of Gender Stereotypes in Post-1970s Rapunzel Adaptations

One response to “Modern Rapunzels; Women Archetypes from FairyTales to everyday Life”

  1. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing artwork and poetry. Please read and enjoy.

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