Fairy Tales Analysis

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Like any young child growing up fairy tales were everything. They were begged for at night time when sleep was scarce. Fate, a prince, and a princess basically ruled the world of adolescent literature novels. They were a fun way to hear about the mighty knight defeating the dragon to meet the gorgeous princess who was so cruelly locked away. With the thought of telling fairy tales were only for children, film industries are transforming the fairy tale into a realm away from children. While watching these fairy tales transformed into new exciting outlooks the question arise; why do we continue to tell fairy tales? Fairy tales continue to be told because they are entertainment, lessons to be learned, and share a cultural aspects. Fairy …show more content…
Almost all fairy tales have a bigger meaning then the guy gets the girl. For example Cinderella. Cinderella is a servant girl who has never done anything wrong. All she wanted to do is go to the ball and be seen by the prince. Cinderella’s good heart and hard work tells us that if we have a good heart and work hard we too could be like Cinderella. As cliché as it is, Cinderella teaches us valuable lessons to always be good because no matter your situation you could get the prince. Young continues to say,” (Young). These tales are psychological mirrors and we become more complex as we mature. The storytellers intentionally loaded the adventures with heavy symbolism to reveal more meaning as we develop a deeper awareness of ourselves. ” So as one ages they take a new look at the fairy tales and depending on the situation, find different meaning. If there is a different meaning you seek you will find …show more content…
Maria Tatar in her novel introduction reasons that the process of reading a fairy tale triggers our cultural outlook (Tatar 4). This gives rise to the reaction we give to the fairy tale. This can also contribute to the many variations of fairy tales. While there are several variations of fairy tales Tatar emphasizes that despite the many cultural variations, there is a basic plot structure (Tatar 3). This endorses that fairy tales unlike several literary works has the ability to cross racial barriers. By adding specific culture rich aspects to a fairy tales you can reach a whole new culture. For example the Cendrillon is the Caribbean version of Cinderella. The same basic structure of the godmother with magic, a young girl who is beautiful and a servant in her own house, she goes to the ball, and she marries the prince. While Cendrillon adds many Caribbean based aspect to the story the structure is the same. This however is just one of many examples of how culture helps to continue to tell fairy tales. Fairy tales are continued to be told because they are entertaining, they tell a lesson, and they have cultural diversity. Fairy tales are an enhancement to an ordinary life. Fairy tales uses enchantment to lure one into the inner workings giving hope. While we all at one point wished we were Cinderella who was able to wear a beautiful ball gown and marry a prince, most all of us recognize that

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