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    Many of us recall the classic fairy tales from our childhood that often contained dark plots and themes. Although these stories often frightened us as children, these stories gave us a new perspective on the society we live in. They taught us about the good members of the society (the hero), the bad members of society (the witch/monster), and even taught us important lessons that we continue to use in our lives even as young adults. As Bruno Bettelheim pointed out in his 1977 work The Uses of…

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    In the story The Farmer’s Children, the fairy tale element is quite apparent at the beginning of the story, although, the story as a whole does not fit the norm of a usual fairy tale. Overall, it is more of a toned down version of a fairy tale, which allows the reader to view it more realistically. Even though, The Farmer’s Children, lacks a few usual aspects of a fairy tale, such as magical creatures or personified animals, the use of symbolism throughout the story, and the stark similarities…

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    Webster ENGL 240 8 November 2014 The Disneyfication of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales The topic of this research paper is to explore the Grimm Fairy Tales in pop culture, the disneyfication of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales as well as feminism of princesses in modern adaptations of the tales movies. The authors were two brothers from Germany, Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. The brothers are well known for their collection of fairy tales but many people don’t know the origins of the stories they wrote. A lot…

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    Fairy tales play a huge part of many part of many kids childhoods.When most people imagine fairytales, they will imagine a princess that needs saving or a princess finding love with a prince.The tales almost always have an happy ending. Most fairy tales convey a moral or lesson for example,in the story of Cinderella the moral is supposed to be to fight for what you want with a hard work and a good heart. But what if these fairytales are not at all what you thought they were? Fairy tales are…

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    Fairy tales are a work of fiction and children are fully aware of that. Taking the fairy tales away from the pre-school and kindergarten students would be wrong because it takes away their chance of developing creative minds and becoming creative thinkers. Children have grown up on these stories for age and should continue to grow up on them because the stories teach children life lessons. (Orde) Fairytales can teach children lessons like manors, helping people, and being courageous in a fun and…

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    According to Catherine Orenstein, people today have been fantasizing over the storybook romance because they are obsessed with finding their own happily ever after. Our infatuations over fairy tales have been strongly shaped by romance-based reality television. In “Fairy Tales and a Dose of Reality,” Orenstein argues that reality television gives a false sense of hope of what love actually is: the television shows promote that love is based off status and appearance. According to Orenstein,…

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    The original Brothers Grimm fairy tales include a variety of stories, some of which include violent scenes. Some believe that children should be kept from these stories; they say that adolescents should only read a sanitized, more appropriate version of them. They argue that the main message of the stories are still present without the violence. Some, however, say that children should be taught the original stories. They claim that letting kids read these stories at a young age will introduce…

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    Many fairy tales have similar and different storylines and themes. Analyzing Brothers Grimm’s Cinderella and Joseph Jacobs’ Catskin with the Propp’s Thirty-One Functions, the Cinderella and Catskin tales are versions of the same tale for they have similar story attributes and themes even though they do not share every function on the Propp’s list. In both tales, a female hero who has a father works as a kitchen maid and is constantly harassed and ridiculed by a maternal figure. In Cinderella…

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    I am certain that everyone can name numerous fairy tales. The most popular ones such as “Cinderella”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and “Beauty and the Beast” are well known among the young and the elderly with a slight difference due to the various versions. The fairy tales that the elderly know are generally dark and disturbing while the most recent ones are happy and fantasy like. They attract more the little girls who want to be pretty princesses. In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë does not seem to…

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    under the name Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. Then a year after publication, in 1946, publishers in the United States removed the last part to just read, more plainly, Animal Farm. However, the question still stands, 69 years later. Is Animal Farm by George Orwell a fairy tale? To be a fairy tale, the story has to fit a criteria. A fairy tale has a hero, a moral message and overcoming evil, plus more. Although Animal Farm does have some of the essentials of a fairy tale, it is not one. Animal…

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