What’s in a Name? – Pinocchio

21st February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Pinocchio

Pinocchio, having an Italian setting, includes lots of characters with Italian-related names. For example, Pinocchio means “pine wood.” It doesn’t sound as appealing, but you must admit it is quite practical. Monstro is also like this—just a foreign word for monster. Most of the characters, such as the fox, didn’t have a name in the […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Snow White

10th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Snow White

The mention of skin that is white as snow seems to be the key to understanding Snow White’s name—not that it is very difficult anyways. Both snow and white tend to be symbols of purity and incorruption. Indeed, this fits Snow White’s character absolutely. She is the epitome of innocence. Yes, her skin is particularly […] Read More

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