Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland message to us is that there’s nothing wrong with living free with your own imagination or bend the rules. In my opinion, I believe imagination is important but using it too much can leave you detached from reality Alice in Wonderland is a departure from this. Literature is the province of imagination, and stories, in whatever disguise, are meditations on life. Nowadays stories that were made to instruct children on how to acquire happiness have now been replaced with stories that teach children how to be in control of their life by including diseases, physical anomalies, and death to assure them that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Fairy tales themselves are by their very nature documents concerned with morality, never actual events. The psychological impact of Ethan Frome is far more lasting than the plot itself, for the plot is fictional but the issues are real. The characters of Ethan Frome also fit the mold for fairy tales. ... ... middle of paper ... ...their stomachs when they saw Ethan's feelings for Zeena, how they cheered their love on despite knowing that Ethan was already married, and how they cried to see Mattie, once vivacious, now paralyzed. Ethan Frome is a powerful fairy tale because we learn that in stories, as in real life, success isn't always guaranteed.
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.
Children are impressionable and it is important to make sure that what they are viewing has a positive impact on them in the future. Germany and the U.S. are not the only countries guilty of stereotyping women in fairy tales but they have such vast brand names that it is hard to ignore. Disney and The Brothers Grimm fairy tales are different in content, but share the same uncharitable views of women and societies image of a hero.
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.
They cause the mind to go off into a place where the child is actually with the characters, and not just reading about them. Having and creating a healthy mind involves several aspects. One should not expect their child to gain anything positive from a violent and evil fairy tale, except fear. Fear will not teach the child how to deal with or handle their problems. A contemporary fairy tale will teach them how to deal with their problems without scaring the children that heard or read these fairy tales.
The reality if the world would not be misleading if parents took the time to explain to their kids how things work in the real world. The classic fairy tales are nothing but entertain stories and they should not be taken so seriously by parents. Works Cited Huff Post Parents
The author’s main claim is that relatively recent fairy-tale adaptations tend to reduce magical features either by replacing them with more realistic narratives or by disguising them. This is because demands of their readers have inclined towards realistic setting. In addition, magical components always have played an important role as they have been used for smoother narratives without a need of considering practicality since the readers would automatically rationalize that anything is possible in fairy-tales. However, those readers have changed as times are changing. The author holds up several adaptations of Snow White as examples: illustration of Snow White’s biological mother looks similar to Snow White as it seems more “probable” than her wish came true, magic mirror has replaced by human beings with the same role.
Sagas about princes and princesses, beauty, magic, and love, fairy tales like Snow White and Cinderella among others have become children’s favorite bedtime stories. However, as parents tuck their sons and daughters in, they fail to realize that there is a much more daunting purpose to these stories. American writer and poet, Jane Yolen suggests that fairy tales indicate life values. Furthermore, Yolen insists that these tales are “thumbprints of history” (Yolen 27). Studying fairy tales in depth, she proves that the “functions of myths” consist of “creating a landscape of allusion [and] enabling us to understand our own and out culture from inside out” (Yolen 18).
It is very common in many of the fairy tales for there to be usually one controlling, ‘evil’ parent, most commonly the stepmother, and one submissive parent, usually the father. This archetype is also seen in the fairy tales of Cinderella, Snow White, and Brother and Sister. The wicked character of the witch follows the stereotype that all witches are old, ugly, bitter, and evil. It is surprising to see that the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel is one of the few where the main protagonists are clever and intelligent. The save themselves instead of relying on other people to save them.