The Grimm Brother’s were none less but accidental entertainers who were often cruel in their fairy tale writings. The Grimm Brothers never fantasized about being known for their famous fairy-tale writings, but in the end it ended up happening like that. Tales gradually change to a sweeter and more for a child’s eye after other authors began to re-tweak the versions of the Grimm’s tales. Of course fairy tales are supposed to be sweet and sincere, but does the moral of the Disney version of Cinderella get away from what the Grimm Brothers were trying to convey? The Grimm Brothers tell the story of Cinderella in a more drastic and bloodier way than Disney presents.
Lieberman’s point is that fairy tales make beauty the basis for which reward is given, not intelligence, work ethic, or anything else a radical feminist would see as an asset. Lieberman also stresses that in popular fairy tales, beauty is associated with being kind and well-tempered whereas ugliness is associated with being ill-tempered and often jealous. This can be easily shown in one of the most popular fairy tales of all—Cinderella. In this, Lieberman argues, Cinderella is oppressed by her cruel, ugly stepsisters and stepmother who force the kind, beautiful girl to do all the chores in the house. Cinderella ends up getting the prize (marriage to the prince) based on looks alone.
It is sometimes argued that fairy tales are not suitable for young children. I don’t see a sensible explanation for this statement. This essay will explain why. Firstly, fairy tales are basically the only thing that a small child can read. They cannot read and definitely won’t enjoy lengthy books like Harry Potter or War and Peace.
In the movie the Wizard of Oz Scarecrow is meant to be portrayed simple minded, When Dorothy first meets Scarecrow, in the movie, he can not seem to make up his mind on which path Dorothy should continue on to. In the film when it comes down to choices Scarecrow doubts his plans, thinking they will not be good enough, but the truth is all along he was smart. For example there is a scene where the Lion, Tin man and Scarecrow need to get into the castle to save Dorothy from the Wicked Witch of the West. Scarecrow is the one that offers his plan and it worked just the way they had hoped too. What the Scarecrow initially resembles are the farmers during the Populist movement era.
The prince did not dance with anyone else all night and would always say “she is my partner” (Grimm 630). The mother through the doves gives her special clothes that are more beautiful than anyone else’s. Panttaja states that he is under a charm and it is pure magic in the work, not true love. That in itself is evil because it is manipulating the prince and everyone else around. Another example of the
Critique of “Fairy Tales and Modern Stories” by Bruno Bettelheim Comparing and contrasting fairy tales with realistic stories in “Fairy Tales and Modern Stories,” Bruno Bettelheim concludes that realistic stories are not meeting the needs of children. He argues that children need reassurance that there is a better ending for their future and modern, realistic stories are not giving them that guarantee. Bettelheim argues that reading fairy tales to our children will provide them with encouragement for a better future and will provide outlets for their feelings. Published in The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim’s essay, “Fairy Tales and Modern Stories,” claims that realistic stories do not provide a hope for the future like fairy tales do. He argues that realistic stories can offer an escape, but they do not provide fantastical dreams that can be applied to life.
When he meets the princess she comes off as a bit of a snob, because she had this idea of how her rescue was so post to happen. Therefore he is a little calloused in the way he deals with her as they make their way back to the kingdom. For instance the princess is upset about him not being a price charming type of guy and the king not rescuing her himself. So Shrek says he’s not a messenger boy he’s a delivery boy and just tosses her over his shoulder and carries her away of the
There was evil in it but it wasn’t about some creepy old guy that wanted to take a young girl’s virginity. “Ghosts and vampires are never only about ghosts and vampires.” In a Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is helped to see the error of his ways by the ghost of his former colleague Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. The story is definitely not about evil or sex. So in the end, Thomas Foster’s statement that vampires and ghosts are all evil and have to do with sex is completely false in the way that not all stories about ghosts have to do with symbolizing something like sex. They can simply be just about vampires and ghosts.
All characters are foolish to an extent, some more than others, but this foolishness in turn assists them in the process of becoming mature and learning the importance of characters and rationality. In some ways, Puck’s statement is strongly supported. Human characters are often foolish, being often overcome by excesses of emotions and immaturity in the flush of young love, as exemplified by Helena, Hermia, Demetrius and Lysander. The young lovers are living in the world of irrationality depicted in their poetic language and their declaration of love. Hermia and Lysander plan to escape to the wood so that they can get married in the house of Lysander’s aunt.
I believe king did not mention this to state he is against Disney movies, I think it was just to defend his idea that most horror themes and Disney movies are alike in many ways. I say most because he also does state that children need not to be watching the Texas Chain Saw Massacre because children still do not differentiate reality with fiction. Upon understanding this point in his text, I could then clearly identify that is exactly why children are the perfect audience. They cannot effectively differentiate fantasy and reality. Adults will get scared temporarily, but then will get over that feeling.