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Fairy Tales

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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Annotated Bibliography: Fairy Tales

wrote the article for Culteral Analysis. He wanted to inform the common people who may be interested in the Grimm's Fairy Tales how they wrote their folktales, and how they incorporated beliefs of their own such as their religion. The mainy used Christian Folktales, because that was their religion. By making the alterations to use their religion it encouraged them to publish the tales as if they were theirs. Ellie Crystal, who wrote the article "Mythology", created and designed the website Crystalinks...

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Fairy Tale Analysis

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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Guardians of the Fairy Tale

of the Fairy Tale:  The Brothers GrimmBy Thomas O'Neill Once upon a time there lived in Germany two brothers who loved a good story—one with magic and danger, royalty and rogues. As boys they played and studied together, tight as a knot, savoring their childhood in a small town. But their father died unexpectedly, and the family grew poor. One brother became sickly; the other, serious beyond his years. At school they met a wise man who led them to a treasure—a library of old books with tales more...

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Fairy Tale Analysis

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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How Shrek is Different from Conventional Fairy Tales

 ‘Shrek’ The fairy tale is one of the most common and worldwide types of children’s entertainment through centuries. According to Marcia R. Lieberman, the effects are gargantuan, as she relates: “Children learn behavioral and associational patterns, value systems, and how to predict the consequences of specific acts or circumstances. Among other things, these tales present a picture of sexual roles, behavior, and psychology, and a way of predicting outcome or fate according to sex, which is important...

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side of things. But such one-sided fare nourishes the mind only in one-sided way, and real life is not all sunny.” In Bruno Bettelheim’s “The Struggle For Meaning”, Mr. Bettelheim talked about how fairy tales can be so effective at grasping children’s minds into the ideas and morals of the fairy tales. “A child needs to understand what is going on within his conscious self so that he can also cope with that which goes on in his unconscious.” Cinderella is a very “effective” story, just like children’s...

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Fairy Tales Are Too Scary for Children

Experts say fairy tales not so happy ever after 8/27/12 9:14 PM Purdue News November 11, 2003 AUDIO Liz Grauerholz, sociology professor, talks about her Brothers Grimm fairy tale study that analyzed gender messages (42 seconds) Grauerholz discusses what parents should be aware of when their children read fairy tales. (43 seconds) Experts say fairy tales not so happy ever after WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Fairy tales about pretty princesses winning Prince Charming are more harmful than parents...

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Informative Synthesis Fairy Tales

Informative Synthesis Fairy tales play a big role in society whether we realize it or not. They have been told by parents to their children for many generations. Everyone has been introduced to fairy tales whether it’s on TV, from a children’s book, told by someone else, we have all heard a fairy tale. Most of the time fairy tales are being told without thinking what they are about. Fairy tales have effect on people even if they do not know it, and four fairy tale analyzers have written articles...

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Grimm Fairy Tale Persuasive

Often times, when it is a matter of someone being offended, this results in censorship of whatever happened, or the artwork that was displayed. That is not always a bad thing though, for example the Grimm brothers’ children’s and household tales. These gruesome tales have been changed and edited due to their nature of murder, incest, rape, and other terrible things. They were meant to teach a lesson, very different from our modern adaptation of using the stories for pure entertainment. In this process...

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