The History Of Fairy Tales

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Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Rapunzel, what do these things bring to mind? An old story that was told, a campfire story, or something that was heard along the way through the different people? No matter how it was heard, or where it was heard. Whether it was old or new, or even told by the young or the old. These stories that were heard were most likely fairy tales. They have been around for centuries and have evolved in many ways. These tales have made their way from B.C. to 2016 and will continue to make their way. Take a dive into the magnificent world of fairy tales, old and new, gruesome and fairy like, and get to know them for the amazing things that they are.

First of all, what is a fairy tale? A fairy tale is a story usually
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They were not written down until modern times. Instead they were only told and passed down by word of mouth, and often went through many many generations. (“Get a Card” Fairy Tales) The origin of the fairy tale is from 1740-1750. Even though fairy tales were told long before this time, the 1700’s were when the stories began to be written down. (Merriam-webster) Fairy tales have managed to make it all this way, and are still moving down through today’s generations. Most things lose their touch after a while but, even with today’s technology the fairy tales are still going …show more content…
Now some of the most famous fairy tales and the writers themselves. According to a 2004 poll of 1200 children by UCI Cinemas, the most famous fairy tales in the U.S. are Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel. Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood. (“Get a Card” Fairy Tales) That is pretty fascinating, but, just take one second to imagine 1200 children in the same place at the same time, wow that is a bit too much for anyone’s brain. Charles Perrault, with his “Mother Goose” was among the best known collectors. He wrote many books and many of them were published in English and French (A Few Facts About Fairy Tales) On to something a bit closer to home, the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Anderson. These two writers have accomplished so much with their creativity, take a look at some of the impressive works of these writers. Brothers Grimm’s Rumpelstiltskin, 1812, Hans Christian Anderson 's Princess and the Pea, 1835, Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel, 1812, Hans Christian Anderson’s Ugly Duckling, 1844, Brothers Grimm’s Cinderella, 1697, Brothers Grimm’s Rapunzel,1812, Brothers Grimm’s The Frog Prince,1812. (Short Stories At East of the Web) Bet that woke up some old memories in the

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