Analysis Of ' The Swan Geese ' Essay examples

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Fairy tales on the surface to many seem to be innocent and playful stories that are read to children before bedtime. However, scholars have often noted that there are more complex goals that fairy tales strive to accomplish other than just simple childhood entertainment. “The Swan Geese” is a Russian tale has evolved throughout history and has adapted its lessons to fit the context of the current times. A notable example of an evolution of “The Swan Geese” takes place in the 1950’s era, as the lessons that Bettelheim describes take on a different role. “Sister Alenushka & brother Ivanushka” went from originally being a tale about basic benevolence and the bond between sister and brother to a tale that alludes to the oppressive Soviet Union as seen in the 1953 film "Geese swans", which contains many indications exemplified through Jungian archetypes that imply there is a lesson geared towards the “evil” Soviet regime. Lessons in Fairy Tales adapt to teach lessons based around the prevalent issues in the world. “The Swan Geese” is a tale that was easily molded to teach an important lesson that was relatable to nearly every Russian individual who were plagued and mistreated under the Soviet Union. As Bettelheim explains that the purpose of the lessons in fairy tales are to teach children about the adult world as well as morals, therefore, a criticism of the Soviet Union aligns with the teaching and bringing the issue to the mass public through a major film. The…

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