- 言語文化論究 (ISSN:13410032)
- vol.11, pp.29-38, 2000
Diana Coles's The Clever Princess is a feminist fantasy which sheds light on the stereotyped gender roles found in almost all fairy tales. The most important object of the story is to create a new type of heroine completely different from the traditional kind who, like Cinderella and Snow White, merely waits for a man/prince to help them escape from the circumstance they are in. In this paper I discuss gender in old fairy tales, comparing them with The Clever Princess, and clarify how the feminist story criticizes the stereotype of the heroine and creates a new role model. I also discuss its raison d'6tre and problems in addition.