“Guardians of the Fairy Tale: The Brothers Grimm.”) In America the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales were largely criticized for their gory details and sexual references. Many people argued that it was not suitable for children. As time passed and society found tales like the Grimm Brother’s to be unacceptable, fairy tales changed. Present children’s stories are full of neutral subjects and plots where good prevails and is left unharmed. These stories are used as... ... middle of paper ... ...writing.
There are many examples of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm with morals that would have resonated with the people in the 1800’s (Joosen). However, there is some controversy as to whether the Brothers Grimm changed the historic stories that they collected, therefore giving them a different social role
In most fairy tales, there are similar characteristics. In this particular novel, there are many good characters that end up heroes in the end of the book. The fairy tale characters in this novel include Eppie, Aaron, William Dane and Dunsey. These are the two-dimensional characters and we do not know much about them. These are all characters that have similar qualities about them that you would never find in real life people.
Children and occasionally adults look up to fairy tales not only for entertainment purposes but also because they have countless moral lessons, and teachings behind them. Although majority of the fairy tales out there aim to convey a certain moral lesson, there are several that fail their purpose. Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont makes her moral very clear in the story Beauty and the Beast; “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. On the other hand, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm fail to teach the moral, “Don’t talk to strangers” in the story Little Snow-White. The purpose of a fairy tale is to get the audience or viewers thinking about what they just saw or read.
The cultural renditions are stand-alone stories. They can be enjoyed and understood without ever reading a Cinderella story from another culture. The humor in the parody, however, would be lost if the reader wasn't familiar with the original fairytale on which it is based--or in this case, two fairytales. Discussing differing renditions of fairytales is a wonderful way to introduce students to comparing and contrasting literature and help them learn how similar different cultures can be. Works Cited Brown, M. (1954).
The comparison I make between Grimm's fairy tales and modern fairy tales are huge. The morals in Grimm's tales are deeper than modern fairy tales. Jacob and Wilhelm use twisted and gory descriptions that impacted me to realize the consequences of reality. To me, the brothers are showing people that life will not be so happy, and easy. Modern tales sugar coat problematic situations, while Jacob and Wilhelm show a darker side to make their moral more meaningful and realistic to the real world.
Shrek too numberless is just a funny good-hearted kid’s movie, that almost any child has seen. Shrek is not like numerous of the traditional fairy tales that people learn about as a child. Shrek did not date back to centuries ago, it was not told orally, then someone wrote it down, and it has not been rewritten in many countries and changed due to different cultures. While Shrek is a unique modern tale about Ogres, talking animals, magic and more surprises it is also a spoof and audience should recognize common characters. In the article “Shrek and Shrek II” by Jessica Tiffin, she presents the fairy tales that are most relevant in the film Shrek, not only are they the most relevant they are also the most incorporated.
They contained lessons, ... ... middle of paper ... ... me in with their horror and surprise. To put the same into my own stories was always a difficulty because that was not the type of person I was. I wasn’t the type of author to kill off random characters in a novel simply for the sake of a great plot thickener or to startle my readers. As I read more though, I did take into mind some parts of the fairy tales. I took for my own the darkness that the characters acted under, as well as the evil that some of the characters fed in themselves.
What characterizes a children's story as a fairytale? Is it the knights in shining armor, the happy ending, or the assumed innocence of the characters and the audience? Authors have long used these factors to reach acclaimed notoriety in the children’s writing world. But when it comes to Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these characteristics are non-existent. He reveals to us that a fairy tales can defy logic and expectations.
Fairy tales are meant to have a clear message for the younger readers comprehend and apply to their own development in the real world. These tales do not have a concrete setting for the reason of applying to multiple cultures and children. The numbers presented in fairy tales all can be interpreted in multiple ideas, all in relation to the reader 's personal beliefs. Without the precisely defined characters the message cannot be interpreted as wanted by the author leading to confusion and mixed messages. The intention of love at first sight lets the readers know that love is powerful and can dictate fate.