Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Communication Studies and Theatre
This study examined the fairy tale "The Tale of the Apple" by Emma Donoghue. The tale is referred to as a feminist version of the popular children's tale "Snow White." Using a feminist rhetorical criticism model, the portrayal of the gender in the story was analyzed. As a result, this study questioned the common definitions of feminism and its use in the fairy tale genre. The method used was Sonya Foss' four-step feminist criticism model. Following this model, the fairy tale was broken down and examined for its world view, effects on its audience, impact on women's lives, and contribution to rhetorical theory. The areas provided an in-depth guideline for examining feminism in "The tale of the Apple."
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Donoghue, Emma, 1969- Tale of the apple
Donoghue, Emma, 1969- -- Criticism and interpretation
Fairy tales -- History and criticism
Feminism and literature
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Marx, Cori, "A Feminist Rhetorical Criticism of Emma Donoghue's "Tale of the Apple"" (1998). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 422.