Talk:Charles Perrault

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Where did Perrault get his ideas?[edit]

This article seems rather misleading as it suggest he invented the stories. --Imran 13:54 20 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Nah, The Grimm Brothers gathered the German folklore versions, basically the same, about 120 years later. --Lalli 08:30, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

The Wikipedia articles on Little Red Riding Hood, Folklaw and Fairy Tales all credibly agree with Imran/Imran -- Perrault was, like most of the other "writers" of fairy tales, primarily a collector of traditional tales, and like most of them he rewrote and/or blended different versions. 60.230.180.102 (talk) 03:31, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Neither of these comments mitigates Imran's initial observation. The article's first sentence is misleading in its use of "as if" and should be modified. Sterlingjones (talk) 19:17, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Wow, Charles Perrault is Great! Grimm Brothers stole many Storys from him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.246.196.113 (talk) 13:20, 30 April 2014 (UTC) His elbow — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.76.32.94 (talk) 02:27, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

About "Paris France"[edit]

"Charles Perrault was born in Paris, France to a wealthy bourgeois family." In some circles "Paris" just does mean "Paris-France." Paris, Kentucky is widely referred to as "Paris, Kentucky" if it is discussed at all. In my family, some of whom live in Louisville actually, anyone using the expression "Paris-France" hears a murmer of "not Paris, Kentucky" interpolated among his attentive listeners. Thus: "Charles Perrault was born in Paris France not Paris Kentucky to a wealthy bourgeois family."

I hope every reader will make the same mental interoplation whenever they read the words "Paris, France." Thus, though one dare not correct the usage, one may still derive some entertainment. Wetman 00:19, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Perrault's Personal Life?[edit]

What about Perrault's personal life? It says he had a son but there is no mention of a mother or significant other. When interpreting Perrault's stories it is extremely important to be aware of his everyday interactions, his personal relationships, the political and social discourse, etc... Context is ESPECIALLY important throughout the Revolutionary Period in France; take J.J. Rousseau's childhood experiences and relationships into account, for example, to more accurately interpret and analyze his patriarchal/mysogynistic ideologies. -MMMM 12/3/05

You may be right but, as you know, Perrault’s time is almost a century before Revolution. And data about writers’ spouses in that time is usually scarce. --בוב • تآثر 12:10, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Confusing Text[edit]

This paragraph needs to be clarified:

"In 1682, Colbert gave his son, Jules-Armand, marquis d'Ormoy, the same tasks as Perrault and forced him into retirement at the age of fifty-six. Colbert would die the next year, and he stopped receiving the pension given to him as a writer. Colbert's successor, François-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de Louvoi, who was jealous of Colbert, quickly removed from the Little Academy."

I could assume all the pronouns refer to Perrault, but I know nothing about him. I think they need to be assigned. Also, the last sentence is missing a word or something. Maybe a pronoun. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdaedalus (talkcontribs) 20:24, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Mdaedalus highlights the worst of the difficult passages, but there are others. I will try to clean up what I can, but it really needs the attention of someone with more attention than me to go to the sources and figure out what the original author was trying to say. Tdimhcs (talk) 20:16, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

I've cleaned up the paragraph to make sense:
In 1682, Colbert forced Perrault into retirement at the age of fifty-six, assigning his tasks to his own son, Jules-Armand, marquis d'Ormoy. Colbert would die the next year, and Perrault stopped receiving the pension given to him as a writer. Colbert's successor, François-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de Louvoi, who was jealous of Colbert, quickly removed Perrault from his other appointments.
--Thnidu (talk) 05:34, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

This statement doesn't make sense: 'In 1695, when he was 67, Perrault lost his post as secretary. He decided to dedicate himself to his children.' His children were born during his brief marriage (1672 - 1678) to Marie Guichon. In 1695, his youngest child would have been 17, his oldest 21/22. A bit late to be focusing on them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keridwen666 (talkcontribs) 18:28, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

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