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    Chesterton) Some fairy tales teach children that every problem can be handled, no matter how small or big. This way children can connect by imagining what they would do were they in the character’s shoes. Thus, it can be said that “fairy tales help children learn how to navigate life.” (Bettelheim, B. Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.) Fairy tales serve as a reality by letting children know that everything in life won’t…

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    Fairy Tales Satire

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    I have not re-read fairy tales a long time, so I had forgotten most of them. Not Your Mother's Goose was a great reminder with a twist. These are modern versions of fairy tales. You may want to read them when you've tired telling Cinderella to your kids before bed every evening, want a laugh or you are just a bitter, bitter person tired of sugary stuff. It is not a mere funny retelling of fairy tales, it's often a satire of modern word. It makes fun of celebrities and quirks in today's…

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    Angela Carter Fairy Tale

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    Boundaries: Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales Fairy tales, as Jack Zipes argues in Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilisation (1983), adapted from oral folklore and initiated into the written literary tradition was a marginalized genre till the 1970s (1-3). With critics and readers becoming sensitive to the underlying politics of fairy tales, the selection and appropriation of specific tales from scores of popular tales—seemingly a…

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    In short, the value of the (traditional) fairy tale lies in its unique ability to grant credibility to the child’s predicaments while, at the same time, promoting self-confidence in the child (7). In this manner of addressing and alleviating universal childhood fears, traditional fairy tales play a critical role in childhood development. One thing children, who are small and somewhat helpless, fear is that they will always be at a disadvantage. Fairy tales teach children that even a situation…

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    Throughout fairy tales, the expectations of beauty and romance that are woven into the story are absorbed by the children viewing them. Children pick up on these ideals and quite often try to translate them into reality. Fairy tales, such as the one’s produced by Disney, often contain a magical romance with characters as magically beautiful as their love. However, these high expectations of love, beauty and happiness are unobtainable in our everyday world and leave children disheartened that…

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    Fairy tales seem to be a broad array of perceptions or views. If I were to introspect to settle for one ideal opinion on fairy tales, I probably would fail. Amidst the varied opinions of worldwide scholars, authors, and other writing professionals, I don't know which argument I would side. But I do know, that I have learned that fairy tales is not a single entity but a heterogeneous collection of thoughts. When I hear the word fairy tale today, I think of many ideas or notions, not just one such…

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    There are several elements from fairy tales that exist in the novel. Margaret Atwood has received a fantasy award for her pieces of work honoring her for her writing that makes it interesting to read. Similarly, after reading just a few pages of the novel, I see how elements of fairy tale are used in order to create a motif or morals like a fairy tale does. For example, as the author states, “…some fairy-tale figure in a red cloak, descending towards a moment of carelessness that is the same as…

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    “Contradicting the Fairy Tale Message” According to the majority of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, in order to live happily ever after as a female, one has to rely on anyone and everyone but yourself. Female characters most often do not have the ability to determine their own happiness. Although Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm succeed at teaching children valuable moral lessons, I strongly believe the stories often belittle the women while doing so. In the fairytale Cinderella, the Grimm Brothers…

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    Disney the magical world full of fairy tales and where people can escape real life. Disney helps children and even adults dodge real-life problems. There are many stories that Disney has sugar-coated just for children sake, but the truth is still out there. The Grimm tales are the true and first princess fairy tales, but they are not magical like Disney’s are. It is easy to take someone's story and change it but can they keep the realistic appeal behind it, like the Grimm brothers did. Although…

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    My first experience with fairy tales is at a young age. I ran to my bed excited for that nights new book before bed; which was always a fairy tale. These stories gave me hope for happily ever after’s and dreams of fantasy as a would be swept off to sleep with snow white, Cinderella, and beauty and the best still fresh in my mind. Fairy tale have important conventions in them such as; to help with solutions to how to navigate through life, shows cultural differences, helps create an imagination,…

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