Essay about The Little Mermaid By Hans Christian Andersen

1167 Words Mar 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Every child loves a good fairy tale. Fairy tales up lift a child’s overall sense of imagination and also encourages a more educational and literate form of pastime. Along with allowing children a fun and adventurous story, the diverse array of characters allow for young adults to piece together right and wrong thoughts through the lives of the certain roles. Even though most fairy tales are set in a euphoric world, these stories tell about beneficial life lessons which will help with the child 's rearing. These magical myths with stand the test of time because the lessons fairy tales teach will always be relevant and helpful guidelines to follow. “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen is the tale of a young mermaid who makes some poor decisions in order to meet on land with her love. “The Little Mermaid” has a fascinating history, various motifs that follow certain archetypal elements, and physiological value that stimulates the reader. “The Little Mermaid” was originally written in 1837 by a Danish man named Hans Christian Andersen. In 1837, Denmark had gone through many government type reforms trying to establish a more democratic type of government; therefore, taking away power from their king. The mermaid in “The Little Mermaid” is acting for her freedom so she can be with her love on land much like the liberals in Denmark want a government for the people during the 1800’s. Because the young mermaid wants to be an independent human with legs, Andersen writes…

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