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    Fairy tales live in the minds of their narrators and the audience, evolving slightly each time they are told. The same tales told six hundred years ago still lives in the minds of people after their authors have been long forgotten. Fairy tales hold a unique magic that allows them to grow, and to change, becoming fresh and relevant new generations. During the time the tales of the Grimm Brothers were created, people lived in fear of magic and witches. While Pentamerone, by the poet Giambattista…

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    audience. Because of this, Kate Bernheimer states that in order for a fairy tale to be created, it must have the elements of flatness, abstraction, intuitive logic, normalized magic. In each fairy tale, they must obtain at least one or more of these elements to captivate the reader to the story. For a story to have the element of flatness, the characters were developed in the story, which makes them silhouettes of the fairy tale. For instance, in “The Little Red Riding Hood”, it is told…

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    Fairy Tales Analysis

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    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…

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    Fairy tales are used as a median to transpose didactic notions on the philosophy and principles held by the society at the time, including underlying paradigms and ideologies. They are the embodiment of the contexts and values in which they manifest, and are used to teach and impart knowledge. These ideas can be seen clearly expressed within “Le Petite Chaperon Rouge” by Charles Perrault, “The Company of Wolves” by Angela Carter and “Tangled” by Disney. These texts explore social paradigms and…

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    Fairy tales bind a culture together, the old tell the young stories that have been passed down generations. They are the root and inspiration for many films, books, poems, and other works. Today, the whimsical stories are entertainment, but when they were still being written down for the first times, they were tales of warnings and lessons on morals. Even though they are not used to teach children anymore, the messages that they display still take hold on young children. Since fairy tales where…

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    Shrek Fairy Tale Analysis

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    series of cynicism and crude humor embedded in a fairy tale. Dreamworks reinvents the tradition pattern of fairy tale happy endings by creating the most bizarre creature: Shrek. The hideous character was first introduced in William Steig 's book published in 1990, and according to critics, Steig 's version of Shrek is more confident and upbeat than the pessimistic and cynical version presented in the movie. Shrek is a cliché version of a classical fairy tale prince, who rescues the princess and…

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    gathering and publication of folk tales during the 19th century. They were midst the best-known narrators of folk tales, and popularized stories such as Cinderella, (Aschenputtel), Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin (Rumpelstilzchen), Sleeping Beauty (Dornröschen), and Snow White (Schneewittchen). Their first assembly of folk tales, Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), was published in book form in 1812. The typical fairy tale contains the…

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    John Newbery's Fairy Tales

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    children, we read about fairy tales, we get enchanted by fairy tales. When we are kids we really don 't pay much attention to the metaphors and symbolism that are within the stories. One thing we never ever question is the fairy tales are written by adults. How does an adult create this magical out of this world fairy tale 's kids love to hear? Which brings me to my next question do adults ever really grow up? Since adults usually are the masterminds behind this magical fairy tales, I like to…

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    Bettleheim Fairy Tales

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    In the essay The Child’s Need for Magic by Bruno Bettleheim, we begin to understand the importance of fairytales and myths and why it is important for children to experience both fairytales and myths as they grow into young adults. In this excerpt, Bettleheim explains the difference between myths and fairytales, the difference between the Bible and fairytales and why is it important to experience fairytales during your childhood. The Webster dictionary tells us myths are any invented stories,…

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    The characters are alienated in the corners of the setting in the fairy tale. The characters are placed in an area of loneliness where they are seen as fragile. The characters navigate through a journey that brings them the idea of hope and courage. With newly gained attributes characters find the meaning of self-discovery. Characters revel in their new self and attain a elated ending to their journey. The Cinderella fairy tales further one’s image on the complexity of feminism. Cinderella is…

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