It’s hard to come by original ideas nowadays. Actually, I don’t think there are anymore original ideas. It seems as though that everything, from books to art work, plagiarized something. I found this essay quite humorous and I quite agree with what the author was saying. There is in fact a lot of plagiarism in music, literature, and other works, and many of these plagiarized ideas are well loved by the public. It’s kind of sneaky, though, how these artists sneak it in. It could be a quote, a concept, an idea, a plot, or a one liner, but they can relish it to make it seem like it was of their own. However, it’s not that these artists can’t come up with their own things, it’s that these earlier works have greatly influenced their works. It’s thanks to these early or unsung pioneers for giving creative material for these great artists to be inspired by. For some of the examples that this author mentioned in the essay have created very influencial and likeable pieces. I also enjoyed the many examples that the author included in this essay. I was familiar with some of them and was shocked that these works had some plagiarism in it.
This essay by Kate Bernheimer is a well written praise for the structure and techniques used in fairy tales. She writes about how people usually don’t appreciate the true beauty and magic within the writing of these sotries. No, she’s not talking about the meaning behind it or anything cliche like that. She address the four elements of fairy tale writing, gives examples, and eloquently explains them. Lots of familiar titles, characters, and plots appear in this essay. I enjoyed reading it, because it was well written, organized, clear, and it offered a different perspective. It was a very insightful piece and I throughly enjoyed reading what she had to say. It definitely wasn’t boring, even though it was 13 pages.