In a child’s early life, hearing or reading fairy tales is an extremely important aspect of expanding their imagination. In these fairy tales, children can use their minds to paint a picture and create a reality that only their eyes can see. It is said the “original” fairy tales, like those from the Brothers Grimm, were too explicit for a child’s mind, and that a “happier” fairy tale would do the job better. It is also said that these fairy tales are appropriate because they display honest and real life situations. Although the “original” fairy tales were great and legendary in their time, children today should not be exposed to these darker fairy tales at an early age, and instead should be exposed to the more “sanitized” fairy tales because
Through the Harry Potter series starts off relatively pleasant and more as a children’s story, the series soon turns grim and might even be considered a horror story by some. Magic in the wizarding world of Harry Potter and it is not viewed at negatively because of the positive ways it is used throughout the series, but what about the negative ways? “The fight between good and evil, embodied most strongly in the characters of Harry and Lord Voldemort, emerges as a centerpoint for the story line” (Patrick and Patrick 222). Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are wizards and witches who use dark magic to kill and torture those that disagree with their views. These wizards and witches relentlessly use the unforgivable curses in the series such as the: cruciatus, killing, and imperious curse.
Alice finds a little doorway not much larger than a rat hole and Lucy stubbles upon a lamp post. Both confused with what to do Alice finds her instructions and follows through where Lucy is approached by Mr. Tumnus. The difference between the two ... ... middle of paper ... ...owers. No one really stood in her way but Aslan knew he needed to take back what was rightfully his. With the help of the four children destined to become the Kings and Queens of Narnia they fought a battle for the ages and broke the witches curse.
The truth is Mushu lied to Mulan about being the magical creature that would train her and give her the support she needed to accomplish this incredibly difficult task. Throughout the entire ... ... middle of paper ... ... argues that Disney movies have a good influence on children by teaching them good life morals. However, one of her examples, Mulan, is not an example of achievement through hard work like Zia explains, but rather a change made through magic, and example of the horrible historical inaccuracies made in Disney movies and the lack of parental respect that they teach children. Mulan is a great story of overcoming the odds and becoming who you truly are, if only the real messages where as honorable. Works Cited "Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang."
As I read through the magical realism and fantastical novels, I noticed more similarities than differences. Briefly, the story I read was about a young prince being transformed into a donkey. It was one of the witchcraft stories where the young boy/girl had to retrieve a certain thing to be transformed back into his/her normal self. A role of magical realism was played as well as fantastical literature. "Bring out the apple," said Terror.
People that grow up watching the classic Disney Princess movies, which give us false hope that every simple quiet girl will end up marrying a prince. The Beauty and the Beast being one of those movies, teaching us that if you fall in love with a hairy like creature he will turn into Mr. McDreamy. The bubbly Disney version of the Beauty and the Beast usually does not allow scholars to find a deeper meaning. Believe it or not, Disney did not create this classic tale. In fact, Charles Perrault wrote a darker version of it almost three centuries before.
Due to their young age, children are more open to the existence of the supernatural. This makes them exemplary on screen heroes for films concerning magic and fantasy, as well as viewers for such films. The analysis of such films, as well as any others, cannot take away the basic joy of watching a good movie. Elements of the aforementioned topics will be examined in detail, and conclusions will be drawn thereof. Animated cartoons are an inescapable childhood experience.
Monique Wonderly explains, children do have the capacity for moral understanding and illustrates this reasoning through the conclusions made by Jean Piaget and Lawerence Kohlberg. Wonderly states that Piaget’s theory of children’s “moral reasoning is largely determined by [their] fear of punishment and respect for authority” (2). Furthermore, in ... ... middle of paper ... ...nnovative, grounds for the education of the young and upcoming generation. It is also understood “the negative representations of female gender in popular culture have been seen as a harmful influence on young children” (Lee 11). It is understood that children have the capacity to understand the situations and morals embedded within the Disney movies and this power of education should not be wasted through damaging the young viewers.
The characters of Harry, Ron, and Hermione are used to get messages across because they are easier to relate to. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, these characters begin to learn about the importance of love, friendship, courage, principles, and determination which help them grow into mature adults. The lessons that children are taught from films are most often sugarcoated versions of life lessons that adults gather. Children’s films are about what adults want their children to see, not about what their children actually learn. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry leaves his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley, to study magic at the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.
(Keith) I think this is very true, Harry Potter books speak to children of today's world. The article leads on to say that a children's book can lead to a structured unconscious way for a child to resolve painful feelings. By reading a book, children can alleviate stress and anxiety by letting their imagination run wild. If groups continue to ban books like Harry Potter then they are decreasing a child potential for happiness. Keith says, "I want them (my children) to read books of fantasy that speak to and challenge their unconscious to be the best they can be.