: Nancy Drew”s character over the years
The Nancy Drew character takes form from the 1930’s to 2007, and spans a variety of different media, from books and movies to television shows and video games.
Watch the three different Nancy films one from the 1930s, one from the 1970s, and one from the 2007.
Here are the links to all the 3 Nancy films.
1930s: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939), directed by William Clemens; available on YouTube in seven parts. Here’s the link to part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
1970s: “Will the Real Santa Claus …?” – The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977); available on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
2007: Nancy Drew 2007 – Director: Andrew Fleming. Starring: Emma Roberts http://putlocker.is/watch-
For the first part of the essay, discuss what you consider to be the defining features of the Nancy Drew character. Remember that any fictional character is no more than a collection of traits; define first for yourself what those traits are. What are the most significant traits that go into a “Nancy Drew” character, no matter what time period or medium? How are these traits productive and/or problematic?
Then, for the second part of your paper, discuss the most important differences in the Nancy Drew character across time and media. How does her character change over time and across media? How are these changes productive and/or problematic? Explain by drawing on evidence/examples from the three “Nancy” films.
Please make sure you answer these questions throughout the essay.
Who is Nancy Drew? How do you assess her character across time and media?
a. What are Nancy Drew’s most significant traits across time and media?
b. What are the most important differences in the Nancy Drew character across time and media?
c. What do you find productive, and what do you find problematic, about the Nancy Drew character across time and media?
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