Fairytales True Meaning

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Fairytale’s true meaning We all grew up with the classic fairytales; Snow white, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid. But, do any of you know where the stories originated from? Or do you even know the true story? I guarantee the authentic stories are not what you will be expecting. Companies, such as Disney have twisted, tangled and tweaked the original stories to please the targeted audience, hence where our happy endings come from. My personal favourite fairytale when I was little was Cinderella. However, the genuine story originated in the 1st century BC, where Cinderella’s name was actually Rhodopis. The story was very similar to the modern story with the exception of the glass slippers and the famous pumpkin. But lurking behind this pretty tale is a sinister twist. In the real version, the nasty step-sisters cut off parts of their own feet in order to fit them into the glass slippers – hoping to fool the prince. The prince is told by two pigeons about what the step sisters had done, so the pigeons pecked out the sisters eyes, making the step-sisters to become blind baggers. Anybody like sleeping beauty when they were little? Well, then as you know the lovely princess is put to sleep when she pricks her finger on a spindle. She sleeps for 100 years until a prince arrives and kisses her awake, they fall in love and surprise, surprise live happily ever after. To be honest with you, the original story isn’t quite as sweet. Sleeping beauty is put to sleep because of prophesy rather than a curse. The prince isn’t the one who wakes her up with a kiss, the king sees she is sleeping and rapes her. After nine months she gives birth to two children (whilst still asleep). One of the children sucks her finger which removes the piece of flax keeping her asleep. Causing her to wake to two children and finding herself raped. Goldilocks and the three bears is one of the

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