Jones, Ann Rosalind. He is unable to see the 'self' of the Mermaid. Many revisionist myth makers like Sunithi Namjoshi, Allida Allison have attempted a retelling of the stories but the discussions confine only within the academic circles.
Kay "tore off the roses" 79 symbolizes the action of a male who has torn of many women. These representations of feminity in the folk tales condition the young minds — by colouring their imagination with fanciful pictures of beautiful, innocent, sacrificing, subservient maidens and handsome, aggressive, oppressive youths.
So they can articulate themselves, define and redefine themselves through the female language formed form the light of their own experiences. Now the questions are - who determines these roles? Thus within herself she is already two" The old woman who keeps Gerda is presented as a socially handicapped woman who has rejected the male world completely.
This is the story of survival we need to hear.
Examining such specimens of popular folktales such as Snow White through the lens of enemies literary analysis is a means of deconstructing that which has shaped our expectations of men, romance, and ourselves in general.
The witch that gives human legs to the mermaid performs the role of a typical mother in a patriarchal set up.