In this situation Cinderella is the good character who normally always does as she is told even through her stepmothers harsh mistreatment, leaving her stepmother and stepsisters as the evil figures. Reading fairytales often leads you to incorporate real life situations in the stories read and apply the lessons learned into your own life. Stories allow us to expand our imaginations and gives us hope in creating our own fairy tale endings through the characters strengths through the difficult situations they are shown in. Fairy tales are important because they give you a sense of desire for freedom, which most children can relate to in society. Many individuals can compare their lives to fairy tales which allows them to better understand the direction the story is leading in, and can understand the desire for hope and freedom given off by the good character.
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
He has pity, however, and lets Snow Whi... ... middle of paper ... ...y unhappy consequences in real life. Fairy tales are not written in stone, though; they are malleable, constantly shifting stories. Even though some outdated cultural messages can be found, there is still value in the narratives. Fairy tales can be reinvented and reshaped to model the strong, intelligent, and independent females mothers seen everywhere around us today. Wise parents and teachers will educate themselves to better share and discuss with children the messages found and what truth is and what it is not.
That, of course, is something to be appreciated, because it encourages the child-parent bond and the exploration of emotions is not a process the child takes upon himself/ herself. However, fairy tales go further. They can be used as tools for understanding the inner life of the child and the concerns that lie there and influence their acts. For Hohr, fairy tales address various socio-emotional challenges with which children are confronted with/by the course of socialization . For Bettelheim, only fairy tales speak of everyday characters that confront crucial existential problems and emerge joyful and unscathed , has found a 'solution ' to the problem.
Children should be told the truth so they can be prepared for the real world before they grow up. I’m no parent, but I have been around children who do not know how to act in public places because their parents seclude them from the world. The violence in the classic fairy tales can be explained why it happen and ways children can learn what to do and what not to do. Parents can elaborate that not all step mothers are evil and that when hard times come they will not abandon them. 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.
In "The Uses of Enchantment" writer Bruno Bettelheim states that fairy tales allow children to "find themselves" and "[...] find the other with whom they will be able to live happily ever after" (162); I agree with this because fairy tales present lessons in simple forms to help the child grasp the concepts, present daily life issues and anxieties, and allows children to understand the difference between good and bad. Fairy tales expose life in a fundamental way in which children are able to see that life is not always rainbows and unicorns. Bettelheim argues that these stories address "basic human predicaments" such as aging, death, and the pursuit of love and happiness unlike modern stories that tend to avoid them. He also states that the lessons are straightforward so that the child may understand, but are also presented in a way so that the child may think about what is correct and what isn't. In addition to Bettelheim’s argument, I believe that fairy tales are essential for a child's mind to grow and so that they may become the hero in their own story.
Surely, children shouldn’t always listen to their parents because only they know what will make them happy sometimes, just like in Juliet’s case. Another reason why kids shouldn’t always obey ... ... middle of paper ... ...o grow up, is shown well by Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, it is shown that even though it is important to take your parents ideas and thoughts into consideration, disobeying is sometimes the better choice. SOMETIMES. Not always, which is also showed the play.
Narratives in Fairytales Individuals often use stories to pass down knowledge to future generations. Stories such as fairy tales are easily transferable and enjoyable to different age groups. One of the important uses of fairytales is that fairytales have the capacity teach life lesson without the physical experience. Traditionally stories exemplify cultural traditions or norms transmitting social knowledge. Children’s stories and fairytales are used primarily as a way to adapt children into the culture, and making some hard to explain concept obtainable to a younger minds understanding.
Its shows how even fictional characters are not perfect in a make-up world. But it does show heroic and virtuous character moments that don’t need a perfect character. This imagination by J.K. Rowling is truly impressive because she appeals to our heads and our hearts with her writing according to Philosopher Martha Nussbaum. She means that the way she wrote some of her characters and the scenes they are in they touches our self in different place like our head and hearts. This book also gives young children and adults to explore their imagination that could lead us to the next Harry Potter
Aladdin, a Disney Classic Movie, in my opinion, teaches kids and adults alike some of life’s most important lessons. First, Aladdin teaches that sometimes what we seem to want the most is not as we expect it to be. Next, the story of Aladdin also teaches that there are always people who think just to gain for themselves even if they seem to be our most trusted friends. Most importantly, Aladdin teaches us that one must not lie about or pretend being someone that they’re not just to impress. I have found that every Disney movie has something to teach and Aladdin, in between humor, action, and love, teaches these lessons in such a memorable way.