I. BRIEFLY write on THREE of the following (30 points, 10 x 3 points, ca. 10 minutes writing time):
1. Why should "The Emperor's New Clothes" (as told in class) be classified as a fabliau.
2. Explain why "The Traveling Companion" cannot be considered a folk tale.
3. Discuss the meaning of the last line of the poem "The Dying Child" ("Mother, see! The Angel is kissing me")
4. What did the account of Andersen's school days in Odense reveal about his personality?
5. Explain why Andersen left his hometown to go to Copenhagen.
6. In what ways did Simon Meisling reappear throughout Andersen's life after he, Andersen, had quit Meisling's school?
II. Write on ONE of the following (30 points, ca. 15 minutes):
1. Explain why the readers of "Little Claus and Big Claus" may not realize that Little Claus might be as bad, if not worse, than Big Claus, and discuss in some detail why you realized that Little Claus was a manipulative and callous person who would exploit anyone who crosses his path.
2. Discuss "Little Ida's Flowers" as a Romantic tale, i.e., explore the contrast between dry reason and imagination as that contrast becomes important to Ida's understanding of life. In addition, briefly explain whether or not Propp-R can be applied to that tale.
3. Discuss how Andersen "arranged himself" applies to his life and career. Comment on how Andersen wants us to view him is illustrated in his tales.
III. Write on the following (40 points, ca. 15 minutes):
1. Discuss how Andersen uses the inside-outside model in "The Daisy," "The Ugly Duckling," and a tale of your choice. Explain in what ways Andersen makes that contrast between those-who-are-on-the-inside and those-who-are-on-the-outside--clear or visible in the tales and how he uses that contrast to form readers' opinions about what happens in the tales.