The prince and the frog

Someone sent me pics and video of an amphibian, that is peacefully co-existing in her garden…most of the time. She says there are times when the amphibian can be loud and host late night parties when it’s buddies decide to drop in for feasting on insects and a croaking fest, raising a cacophony. When she referred to the frog/toad as a ‘he’, I wondered why the presumption. What if it is a female amphibian?
It brought to mind the fairy tale “The princess and the frog” and along with this thought, came a host of questions.
What if the genders were switched in the story? Let’s imagine it had been a prince who had come across a frog/toad and became indebted to it when it helped him, and in turn the prince agreed to abide by the toad/frog’s wishes, carried it home. He eventually kissed the amphibian with it’s explicit permission and request, causing the curse to be lifted and it was transformed into a beautiful woman. They live happily ever after.
Would the story hold as much appeal in a world that is patriarchal in nature? Or does that have no bearing on its appeal?

PS: Of course there are other possibilities. The frog could have been poisonous or other ways the story could have played out. But disregarding those for now.

6 Comments

  1. I understand the point about patriarchy. But because Male frogs are generally louder than female it’s safe to assume this frog was a Male 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Excellent work!|

    Like

  3. First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Cheers!|

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s