The Little Mermaid

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Student Number: 991232
Chinese Name: 黃怡甄
English Name: Jennifer
Assignment: Journal 2
Date: 2012/04/01
Short as a bubble exists
By reading fairy tales, many little girls have dreams and seem so innocent, because almost every fairy tales have happy endings. But we all know that life is not perfect and it cannot be happy forever and ever like those happy stories, such as the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” has a sad ending. And I like the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” the most also. There are three reasons I like this story so much, reasons that the story becomes so memorable in my lifetime. The first reason that I like this story is it is different from many other stories that always provide happy ending. Children are impossible to be innocent; we need to know we will face some difficulties in our daily life. If life looks so perfect, that is not life. And we usually can learn more by sad stories, because sadness or tragedy can uplift people’s greatness. After I read this story, I started to discover people live around me, and there are surely someone cries in the invisible corner. It seems that many adults think a child should not see too much sadness in their childhood, they think child’s life should be filled by happiness, however, no matter in which ages, people do have some upset feelings sometimes, so I think there is not a big problem to give kids read sad tales. To realize more, we can have a good start to grow up, because we have already prepared our mental statement. The second reason that I like this story is this fairy tale concludes a concept about gain and giving up. We are making choice in every moment when we are live in earth, we choose to give up something and to gain something, and the purpose is we try to make our gain more than our lost. In this story, the little mermaid uses her sweet voice to change a magic medicine that can give her human’s legs back from the evil witch. Although she thinks she can catch the prince’s...
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