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Fairy Tales

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Jason Choi

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Transcript of Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales
by Jason Choi

The dark side
of Fairy Tales
Snow White
What is fairy tale?
Theses stories are mostly for children and usually has a moral.
(Grimm's Fairy Tales)
Are fairy tales
good for children? (1)

Five fairy tales that parents don't suggest their children to read:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
The Gingerbread Man

Grimm brothers
They wrote:
Snow white
Hansel and Gretel
Golden Goose
Little Red Riding Hood

Grimm brothers' works were firsts in a book named
, and it became fairy tale after.

In early editions, Grimms' Fairy tale had a lot of inappropriate stuff:
graphic violence
premarital sex
child abuse

Grimm Brothers
Their name were Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

They were born in Germany, 1785 and 1786.

But their father died in 1796, and they start having a hard time because they lost their financial support.

They studied German language (folklore) in school and interested in manuscript after education.

Elements of Fairy Tales
It usually contains:
Premarital sex:
Grimm brothers:
Their Graves:
A different version
of Grimm's fairy tales
The Dark side of fairy tales

These three examples still didn't get erase from the fairy tales. And they are bad examples for the kids.
Are fairy tales
Having the sense of the hero will beat the villain in the end is not a bad thing.

Fairy tales tell the kids what should they do and what they should not do.

give ideas to kids to face challenges and teach them lessons.
good for kids (2)
Benefits of reading fairy tale
Cons of reading fairy tales
Disney and fairy tales

"Snow White and the seven dwarf" gained a very big profit for disney.
It is a type of short story the usually uses European fantasy characters like

There are also
in the story too.
In the early editions of Grimms fairy tales, there were many scenes that involved sex.
In "Rapunzel" 1812, the prince had "activities" with Rapunzel for several days.
After Rapunzel got blinded by the witch, she found the prince in a desert.
In "The Frog King", after the frog changed back to a handsome prince, they started having an "joyful" night.
Instead of cutting Rapunzel's hair off as punishment, the witch attempted to mutilate Rapunzel's sexual interest.
In "Snow White", the evil queen died because she was forced to wear a pair of red-hot shoes made of iron.
In Cinderella, the stepsisters cut off their toes to try to fit in the glass heels.
In "The Robber Bridegroom", a few bad guys brought a woman to their lair and started raping her.
After they took out some of the sexual content from their stories, they substituted it with violence.
Graphic violence:

After they finished their business, they cut up her body.

The good character
The villain
Problem and solution
Special phrases for the beginning and/or ending
In the present, although Grimm's fairy tales took off most of the inappropriate stuff, but does that mean they are good for kids?

Child abuse:
In the violence substance, some of them were including children.
In "The Juniper Tree", a woman killed her stepson when he was picking up an apple.
In "Snow White", the huntsman was ordered to get
Snow White
's lever and lungs.

The main character in "
Frau Trude
" turned a girl into wood and burnt her.
She chopped her son's body and served it to her husband.
In "Red Riding Hood", she walked alone in the forest and her grandmother was eaten by a wolf.
In "Hansel and Gretel", Hansel's parents abandoned them in the forest.
In "Gingerbread Man", he got eaten by a fox.
They thought that:
Fairy tales gave children nightmares.

Fairy tales do not make sense with the political.

Fairy tales still contain many untrue or wrong ideas to kids (Cinderella).
Out of 3000 parents, 34% of them said that fairy tales are bad for kids.

When I was a little girl, I used read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot. He's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.

-Taylor swift
Fairy tales are good or bad?
Let kids understand other literature forms.
Fairy tales give a lot of imaginations to kids.
imagination gives kids to solve problems easier.
Kids gain knowledge of life because of the moral in the story.
Fairy tales help kids get rid of fear.
Fairy tales give kids "the ability to triumph over adversity in a world of giants and cruel adults" by Bruno Bettelheim.
Improve vocabulary
Improve imagination and creative process
make reading enjoyable
improve relationship between parents and

The kids know what they should do and what they should not.
teach kids solve problems
Give kids a "cross cultural boundaries"
give the opportunities to the parents to teach their kids how to have a deep thinking for the story.
Teach kids literacy (setting, problems, solution, ending.)
Inappropriate substance
Not connect with the real political.
Give wrong or untrue ideas to kids.
Most of the fairy tales have the absolute view of "good" and evil".
The "evil" character must die or get defeated in fairy tales.
Sometimes give an bad example for kids.
Too creepy and scary for kids.
They wanted to increase their business so they started having fairy tales movie.
Their first movie of Disney is "Snow White and the seven dwarf" in 1937.
They used fairy tales as the basics of major motion pictures because everyone reads fairy tales.
Timeline of feature films based on fairy tales:
Snow White and seven dwarf
Sleeping beauty
The Little mermaid
Treasure of the last lamp.
Peter Pan
Alice in wonderland
The princess and the frog

10 facts you might not know about fairy tales:
In Early versions of the Goldilocks and the three bears, the three bears are male.
In some versions, Red riding Hood was carrying grape juice and banana bread.
In the original story of Aladdin, he can have no limits wishes.
In the Grimm's fairy tales version of frog Prince, the frog got thrown to the wall so that he could become the prince again.
There are over 700 versions of Cinderella.
Cinderella appeared in a Chinese book around 850-860 ad.
In french version of Little Red Riding hood, she escaped from the wolf by saying she need to go to bathroom.
In japanese version, Cinderella was helped by a talking goldfish.
Snow White had a sister named Rose Red.
Cinderella did not wear glass slippers to the balls.
Fairy Tales are good or bad?

Disney was founded
I think fairy tales are good for kids although they still have many bad substances. I read fairy tales and watched Disney movies when I was a little kid. So I had a really good childhood with fairy tales. How About You?
Do You Think Fairy Tales Are Good or Bad?

Thank You for listening
to my presentation!
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