A Glossary of Cultural Theory by Peter Brooker

By Peter Brooker

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18 Snow White is just as framed as her (step)mother, and the positive or negative value we ascribe to Snow White's development as a character depends on how we understand mirroring in the tale. What in "Snow White" conceals this frame and naturalizes the plenitude of the feminine image in the mirror? That very simple but powerful narrative strategy that stands as one of the narrative rules for fairy-tale production: an external or impersonal narrator whose straightforward statements carry no explicit mark of human perspective—gender, class, or individuality.

This prince (Charming, as I shall refer to him from now on) is not the flat, one-dimensional fairy-tale figure who fulfills his role and mission unquestioningly. He has an inquiring mind, and as self-conscious speculations replace the traditional hero's feats, the familiar tale of action becomes one of words. " His questions about Snow White and "the true meaning" of her name (307-8) challenge the developmental growth many associate with the "innocent persecuted heroine'"s initiation, and destabilize the metaphor around which her tale is built.

And without discounting the significance of agency, the effect of this shift is to resituate responsibility not within individual intention, but in the network of ideologies articulated in a performance as interpreted within multiple frames. There it is, then, a happy ending to my meta-narrative. I do believe, after all, in the compatibility of critical narratology and deconstruction, just as I wish to enlist both to unmask naturalizing gender-constructions. And yet, more than a point of arrival, this theoretical frame is a willfully constituted starting point.

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