The Importance Of Fairy Tales

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Fairy tales are relatively short, simple stories that have at least one moral bring portrayed in the story. I never thought about the origin of fairy tales and was never concerned about how they were developed and changed to fit into the culture of the time period they were written for. I know that fairy tales are written for children and are often read aloud by parents and teachers during preschool. When I was just a young American boy growing up in the suburbs of the Orlando area, my mother would read fairy tales from Charles Perrault to me. Having annual passes to the local theme park, Walt Disney World, I was able to see the characters from the pages come to life in a special way. I have always been fascinated by the connections made…show more content…
Fairy tales shape American society by teaching the youth of our society good morals to live by but at the same time it displays the evil that exists in the world and how to be aware of signs of potential evil. Works Cited Bottigheimer, Ruth B. "Fairy Tales and Fables." Fairy Tales and Fables - Fables, Fairy Tales - Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society. 2008. The Gale Group. 5 Mar. 2018. Web. Bruno Bettelheim. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. New York: Vintage Books, 1989. Web. Murfin, Ross C., and Supryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. Boston:Bedford, 2009. pp. 1-6. Print. Perrault, Charles, Charles Perrault: Memoirs of My Life. Trans. Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi. MOspace Home, University of Missouri Press, 1989. Print. Perrault, Charles.“Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Tales.” Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts, Ashliman, D. L.,University of Pittsburgh, 8 June 2013. Web. Puss in Boots. Dir. Miller, Chris. Perf. Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis 2012. Amazon.com, Amazon Digital Services LLC.
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