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. The Search: Opportunities struck me when my teacher, Mr. Boardman gave his class time to touch the history of their chosen genre. I knew exactly what I wanted to search to build on fairy tales. I started by digging ... ... middle of paper ... ...e real world. Works Cited Bettelheim, Bruno.
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Fairy tales are the center of constant analysis by literary scholars and psychoanalytic experts alike. The stories are probed, analyzed and examined time and time again for they offer themes and ideals that provide realistic application of and interpretation on society and the way people think and act. It is engrossing to contemplate the differentiation of a fairy tale story among dissimilar societies. Modern day scholars such as Maria Tatar and Bruno Bettelheim claim that fairy tales explain the complexities of reality as a subconscious level and provide comfort and lessons that are of upmost value to impressionable minds. But it is interesting to see that over time and across culture the actual provisions of fairy tales vary significantly in nature.
However, some critics argue that beneath the innocent and whimsical demeanor of fairy tales, lie the suppressive values of the dominant culture. These stories have many times been adapted to accommodate the needs of their audiences, and the modern fairy tale, although embedded with the ideas of countless storytellers, has been completely transformed from its original version. Over time, fairy tales have been infused with the different desires, struggles, and complaints of their storytellers and provide perfect snapshots of the societies that created them. Although these fairy tales were initially instilled with the values of the dominant culture, the modern fairy tale has been simplified to promote universal values. The modern fairy tale is deeply rooted in oral tradition.
As a teacher, one needs to be aware of the standards and banned books within the district. Bette Bosma's 1992 book Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends an Myths Using Folk Literature in Your Classrooms, offers both back ground material and relevant teaching ideas that are adaptable to any classroom (1). Bosma believes that folk literature is worth reading, even just for fun. Bosma says that folk literature is a wealth of treasure that requires that an adult to unlock the beauty and enjoyment for a child. In her book, she emphasizes that guided reading of folk literature will direct attention to the story's structure; this helps the reader become a better reader on his or her own.
I hope to show how fairy tales, more importantly Beauty and the Beast, is helpful to children in many ways, but mostly by teaching them the way that they should act in society. There are three very important lessons that Beauty and the Beast teaches us. First, and probably, the biggest one, is that beauty is only skin deep. It is what is on the inside that counts. Second, which ties in with the first lesson is, don't be too greedy because you will only be looking for the beauty on the out side.
Fairy tales teaching more valuable lessons than just teaching children than just how to behave. While The Last Unicorn contains elements of a traditional fairy tale (good vs. evil, royalty, quests, magic, etc. ), I believe that it is more than just a traditional fairy tale. The Last Unicorn critiques fairytales by being a slight parody by using the traditional elements, character awareness, and including valuable life lessons by tinkering with the “Happy ever after” element. The comedic side of the Last Unicorn comes mostly from Schmendrick the Magician and his awareness of the fairy tale formula.
Ethan Frome as Fairy Tale Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome is vividly real to its readers, its issues continually relevant to society, but through its structure and moral lessons, it is intended to be read as a 'fairy tale'. Elizabeth Ammons discusses this 'fairy tale' in her article "Ethan Frome as a Fairy Tale," explaining that the novel is a "vision" of the narrator's. As evidenced by the introductory chapter, the narrator truly has few clues as to the real story of Ethan Frome, and these clues often are diverse, and what we are about to read is nothing more than a figment of the narrator's imagination based on certain facts he has learned. Ammons comments, "while Ethan's story will appear real and we can believe that the tragedy did happen, the version here is a fabrication . .
They are often fabricated stories that may have hidden meanings but they usually are not as child like as we make them out to be. The plot of an original fairytale is darker and haunted even, but nowadays it is cleaned up and edited for the safety of children. Stories are important to us because they let us know how people’s imaginations were like in the past and what they were interested in. Stories get passed down from generation to generation and when each story is told orally, something changes. Each story becomes a little more unique and has a different moral each time it’s told, depending on the storyteller.
He dives into how fairies shaped reality rather than being a figment of imagination by focusing on the people impacted by Celtic fairy tales and the tales’ lasting impression on them. Evans-Wentz submerged himself in the culture before writing this book by talking to the people who knew it best, fairy believers