Today, after recieving the assignment, I have mainly focused my studies into picking the right text which has an appropriation in which I can draw similarities and differences from as well as a text which relfects or doesn't reflect the social, moral, religious and intellectual values of the time. I'm thinking of either going with The Wizard of Oz (because it's one of my favourite films) or with Peter Pan. I always loved watching the Disney animated version of Peter Pan when I was younger; I so desperately wanted to go to the Mermaid Lagoon (I adored mermaids when I was younger haha)! However, the more I look into the life of the author of Peter Pan, J.M.Barrie, I go deeper and deeper into his imaginative mind.
In my research, I discovered something quite unusual. Barrie actually based some of the characters in Peter Pan with his adopted children. He met the Davies family and he fell in love with the eldest sister, Sylvia, who was the guardian of the five sons; John, Michael, George, Peter and Nicholas. Aparently they inspired Barrie to create the adventures of Peter Pan so as to entertain them with moralising stories. Perhaps Barrie was too innocent himself to realise what he had made-up!
Well, from this, I think I am going to choose to do Peter Pan as my original text and one of the films as the appropriation.