Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…
Fairy tales are rooted in basic human desires and needs,which is what keeps these stories alive today.
As part of a WPI Department of Humanities and Arts capstone project, WPI seniors Margaret Hester and Amanda Ippolito explored the origins, evolution, and significance of Grimm’s fairy tales and prepared complementary exhibits for the Gordon Library’s two entryway display cases.
The “In” case celebrates the bicentennial of The Brothers Grimm, Volume 2 by showcasing different editions and illustrations from the work.
A companion display in the “Out” case explores how the two female students “grew up in a world with a fairy princess-obsessed culture,” yet have “progressed into leaders and scientists diving into a male-dominated field,” making one wonder who, truly, is the fairest of them all?