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    Fairy Tales

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    Fairy tales of the past were often full of macabre and gruesome twists and endings. These days‚ companies like Disney have sanitized them for a modern audience that is clearly deemed unable to cope‚ and so we see happy endings everywhere. This list looks at some of the common endings we are familiar with – and explains the original gruesome origins. If you know of any others‚ be sure to mention it in the comments – or if you know of a fairy tale that is just outright gruesome (in its original or

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    Fairy tales have been part of children’s culture for many years. They have been the favorite bed time stories and the doors to an alternate world of imagination. To some‚ fairy tales have been the key educational tool to teach children the values of life. To others they are parallel to our real lives and are therefore found to be relatable. Whichever the view is‚ fairy tales have been very significant in people’s lives and have ignited different opinions and views on the role that fairy tales play

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    2011 Fairy Tale Travesty’s In the poem “Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale”‚ Jane Yolen takes a sarcastic and scornful stance against traditional fairy tales. She straightforwardly targets the perfect images of fairy tale characters. Yolen suggest that these depictions are unrealistic and that characters of all shapes and sizes can convey the underlined meaning of story plots and ultimately have a happy ending. Yolen tirelessly throughout this poem advocates for the full figured fairy tale character

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    Analytical Essay Snow White and the seven dwarfs is a fairy tale about a king and a queen who longed to have a child of their own and had tried for years but with no success. The queen makes a wish that she’d love to a have a child who is as white as snow‚ as red as blood and as black as the wood of the window frame she was sitting next to. With unexpected turn of events‚ she bares a daughter that had the same features as she wished for and she named her little Snow White. The queen dies soon

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    Fairy Tales

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    14 Jan 2004 Page 1 of 3 Scholars say fairy tales stress beauty BY ERIN HANAFY ASSOCIATED PRESS January 14‚ 2004 Fairy tales offer children a fantasy world of magic‚ romance and adventure where pumpkins are transformed into crystal coaches and a kiss from a handsome prince can bring a young girl back to life. But tales like "Cinderella‚" "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" are also sending strong messages about the importance of having a beautiful appearance‚ according to a study by Purdue University

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    “Beauty and the Beast” a Fairy-Tale? At some point in our lives we are all charmed by the magic found in fairy tales. Beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiering in 1937‚ Disney set the standard for fairy tale movies that continue to entertain today. With Snow White’s love and connection with nature‚ being tricked by a witch‚ and then saved by a prince‚ there is no doubt this is a fairy tale. Cinderella seems to be one of the most recognized fairy tales with her fairy godmother‚ a pumpkin

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    In fairy tales‚ the parents attempt to survive in a harsh reality that requires chance and sacrifice. In both “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Grethel”‚ the characters are faced with financial difficulties and tough decisions. How are they going to survive? How will they feed their children? How are they going to get by? The fairy tales “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Grethel” are great examples of the parents living a harsh life in the stories. In the story “Rapunzel” the wife is in a critical condition:

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    Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales The introduction of the book The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim focused on the benefits of fairytales on child development. Bettelheim talks about how important developing the child’s imagination is. Developing the imagination allows children to process what they see in the world and process what they hear in stories. This gives them a good grasp on their conscience (11-12). Fairy tales allows for children to learn

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    Evaluation of Maria Tatar’s Introduction to the Classic Fairy Tales Maria Tatar’s introduction to The Classic Fairy Tales explains the impact of fairy tales on human life. Tatar is an author whose work mostly consists of fairy tale comparisons and anthologies. She is also a professor at Harvard University‚ where she teaches courses on folklore and children’s literature among other things (1). Maria Tatar’s prior knowledge of the fairy tale genre helped provide a strong basis for the insight included

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    modern fairy tale "Once Upon a Time" by Nadine Gordimer establishes itself as a modern fairy tale. It tells the story of a happy family living in an affluent suburb of South Africa who moves emotionally from contentment to fear as they protect and isolate themselves from the rest of the population. It is a reverse fairy tale in order to represent her views of apartheid South Africa. A fairy tale is a type of short story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings. Gordimer uses fairy tale

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    Fairy Tale Analysis

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    head” (Grimm). Both step mother’s in each story try and get rid of the the children because of jealousy and hatred. The both are extremely self-centered and don’t show any love toward the children they are supposed to take care of. Like in most fairy tales Father figures are completely controlled by the step mother. In Hansel and Gretel when the Step mother would try and convince him to send the children away the father would say “’No‚ wife‚’ said the man‚ ’I will not do that; how can I bear to leave

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    A young woman wants to marry the King‚ but is told that first she must spin straw into gold or die. A funny trickster by the name of Rumpelstiltskin agrees to do it‚ only if she promises her first born child. He does‚ and she marries the King. When she gives birth to a child‚ Rumpelstiltskin comes back and demands the child for payment. Since he loves to play games‚ he says that the Queen may keep the child‚ if she can guess his name in three days. He comes back three times to ask her what his name

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    Fairy Tale and Curiosity

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    and goddess. Similarly‚ in the tale of Cupid and Psych‚ the beautiful Psych fails to overcome her curiosity in two insistences. Finally‚ in The Grimm Brother’s 1944 Fairy Tale The Blue beard‚ the man with the blue beard gave his wife clear instructions to specifically not go into one room. She too proves to succumb to the burning desire to know what is behind the closed door. In the myth‚ How the World and Mankind Were Created‚ Pandora‚ like many women in fairy tales is extremely curious. She was

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    The Value of a Fairy Tale

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    Fairy tales are usually stories‚ which tell us about values of life or lessons about life. They can occur as stories in a book‚ or movies. Most of movies about fairy tales come from Walt Disney‚ one of the famous movie companies. Children are the favorite viewers of this kind of movies‚ and they also learn a lot from these stories. It’s said that fairy tales help create our sense of ourselves and the world as well as telling us about gender roles. Movies such as “Aladdin”‚ “Sleeping Beauty”‚ and

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    Fairy Tales

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    I believe that reading fairy tales to children could be one of the most influential things in the upbringing of a child‚ although I know there is an opposing side to this matter. Through reading these fairy tales that have been passed down to our families from one generation to the next‚ I believe that these stories have helped to teach children how to explore their imagination‚ always tell the truth‚ and to know right from wrong. Over the past few decades there have been conflicts over the

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    Byatt's Fairy Tale

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    Byatt’s enticing tales of a dark forest‚ monsters and two little girls creates a fantasy or fairy tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The fairy tale starts out with two little girls meeting on a train with other evacuees heading to an unknown place. Penny and Primrose‚ who became fast friends on the train reconnected later in their adult life. When they met again the two girls attached themselves to each other just like the time they met on the train. The children were told to play until

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    Violence In Fairy Tales

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    Professor Rania Said Re-visioning Fairy Tales 26 June 2015 Reimagining Violence in Modern Fairy Tales Often times in literature we see modern adaptations created by authors in order to display mild to significant changes on the original piece of work. These modern adaptations reimage themes displayed in traditional versions of the fairy tales. For example‚ violence is often tamed in modern adaptations but exaggerated in original versions such as “Snow White”‚ “Hansel & Gretel”‚ “Little

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    Fairy Tale Analysis

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    The story “The Seven Ravens” was a fairy tale written by the Grimm brothers‚ Which tells about a young sister/maiden who goes on a adventure in hopes of finding her long lost brothers. This story is a very interesting story with an unexpected twist that is not like most fairy tales and that is why I have chosen the fairy tale “The Seven Ravens” to use for my fairy tale analysis. “The Seven Ravens” opens up with a father who has seven sons who wishes for a daughter. The parents wishes are granted

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    Fairy tales teach more than just princesses and dragons. In “Introduction to The Uses of Enchantment”‚ Bruno Bettelheim utilizes ethos‚ juxtapositions‚ and punctuation to express the importance of reading on young minds and emphasizes that fairy tales provide the most positive impacts morally. Bettelheim provides details about his professional experience‚ which provides ethos and validity to the author’s argument about the benefits of reading fairy tales. The author also uses two comparisons to

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    Are the Disney tales having a good or bad effect on children? Fairy tales are very old; many of them had been orally passed on through the centuries‚ and evolved a lot. This kind of story‚ initially intended for children‚ often involved some fanciful creatures or extraordinary adventures. Fairy tales might include a moralistic stance or warning against dangers but always have an ethical undercurrent to the story‚ a "lesson" to be learned. In this paper‚ we are going to discuss the good and the

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