Fairy tale is a children’s story about magical and imaginary beings and lands. It has those fantasy characters such as dragon, fairy, goblin. The theme of most fairy tale is pleasant and there is always a life lesson behind it. In my opinion fairy tale is a big part of our childhood life and undoubtedly, fairy tale has a huge influence in our childhood.
I have recently read an article called “Fairy tales or scary tales? ” This article is about few scholars and parents arguing the question “Should we sanitize stories for our kids?”. After I read the article, I support the idea that we should sanitize stories for our kids because violence scene can cause behavior problems and I believe the purpose of fairy tale is to entertain child, not to scare them.
According to the article many parents has argued that young children are too vulnerable to be exposed to the gory details from the original stories. In my perspective, this agrement makes a very good point. Kids know nothing about the world, they don’t know what is right and what is wrong. Therefore they are easily to be influence by the things they read or see. In the original copy of the story Little Red Riding Hood, it has a scene where the wolf swallows the grandmother whole and then eats the Little Red Riding Hood. Then a hunter comes and fill the wolf’s belly with stones, so when he awakes, he collapses and dies. In my opinion, these images or scene is too gory for kids to read it. These bloody and violent images may cause a serious impact on kid’s be behaviour. If a kid reads too much these bloody and violent images, it may cause the kid to want to fight, stab, or hurt each other. Therefore I believe sanitize the stories decrease the risk of kid doing things that are violent and illegal.
On top of the violence that a original fairy tales can cause on the kids. I also believe that the main purpose of fairy tale is to entertain the children. Parents like to read their children fairy tale...
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