Intertextual Elements Highlighting the Postmodernist Features of Tangled (2010)

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The present study focuses on one of the contemporary American fairy tale movies to analyze the postmodernist aspects present in these movies. The researcher has selected the movie Tangled released in 2010 for this purpose, it is a remake of the famous fairy tale Rapunzel recorded by famous fairy tale writers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. One of the most prominent patterns of analyzing the movies through the lens of postmodernism is the framework by Kevin Paul Smith, in his book The Postmodern Fairytale, Folkloric Intertexts in Contemporary Fiction. He has presented eight elements of intertextuality to examine the intertextual elements of the older fairy tales present in contemporary literature (2007). Analysis reveals these eight elements in Tangled (2010) that are evident in traces of postmodernity in the movie.


1-Mehwish Ali Khan
Lecturer, Department of Englislh, Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens University, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.

2-Fouzia Rehman Khan
Assistant Professor, Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens University, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.


Postmodernism, Intertextuality, Hypertext, Hypotext, Fairy Tales

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Published: Dec 2019

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