The epic poem Beowulf demonstrates in many ways what the ideal traits of a man should be: through Beowulf himself, through his allies, and through his enemies.
An examination of how references to Greek mythology are used in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series: specifically in Pyramids, Small Gods, The Last Hero and Wintersmith.
Cinderella is such an incredibly popular fairy-tale that many versions of it exist across cultures. A common, appealing core to these stories is the "replacement mother figure" in her many forms.
An analysis of the themes and ideological clashes in the 1973 horror classic: The Exorcist.