Genre Analysis Essay

719 Words Sep 25th, 2015 3 Pages
Nina Hagen Wrtg 1010-20 Using the Genre of a children’s story to articulate with monsters
In Gordimers story “Once upon a time” uses the genre of a children’s story to articulate monsters in a suburban family by using the theme of a fairytale that clashes with the theme of a childrens story so he can use “monsters” in a suburban family. Gordimer uses phrases that kind of gives him the excuse to go in and articulate the monsters into the genre of a children’s story. Gordimer knew how to put everything in place to make it be called a “children’s story” Also, she the setting of the story in a good neighborhood, just people
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When I think of “Once Upon a time” and also for others you think of a princess, and a cute children’s type of story. So, with these kind of phrases it leads up to them articulating with these monsters.
Gordimer uses the setting of the story to kind of expect something to happen by the way the city is built and by the way the city is protected. When Gordimer was mentioning that there were riots going on in the city, but this family was protected by all these guards around there nice city. When he was mentioning that there was a sign that keep saying around there city “YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED” you could tell that something was bound to happen in the story. No matter how safe this neighborhood seemed to be there where still multiple amounts of things going on.
The effects of all of the family’s actions trying to be extra safe and extra cautious basically lead to all of the “good people” in the story dying. They had all these blades coming out so nobody could get in the house then once the kid tried to be a prince, he died and then when they family was trying to save him, they all died. Everything in this story ended up all falling in place.
While Gordimer is articulating monsters in a suburban family he is using some as the good guys for example how the “witch” is the grandmother of the situation. He is clashing

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