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FAIRY TALES introduction

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Oxford University Press. (2013) Definition of salon. Retrieved from: http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/fairy%2Btale
Fairy Tales
Originating in the 6th century, Aesop's Fables are the oldest tales we have records of today
Fairy Tales gain their roots from oral tradition
Originally, fairy tales were intended for adults. They became more kid-friendly in the 19th and 20th centuries when the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen started writing
Historical Context
Folk Tale
Oral transition

Instructive/ Cautious

Real people and situations

Stereotypic characters

Resolution using human capacities
Distinct Characteristics
Talking animals/ objects Royalty and Poverty

Guardians Distant Past

Exaggerated aspects Imaginary Lands

Extended sleep Reoccurring Patterns

Keys/ passes "Once Upon a Time"

Impossible Tasks
By 1550 and 1560, versions of Greek, Roman, and Italian fairy tales started to be recorded
The term “fairy tale” was coined in the late 17th century by Madame D’Aulnoy (1650-1705)
The Salon Era, mid-17th century in France
Salons were places for aristocratic women to get together to discuss important intellectual topics, due to the fact they were not allowed in universities
Fairy Tale
Magical Elements

Written Down

Unhappy Endings

Resolution by magical forces or another character
Modern Fairy Tale Adaptations
Disney Versions:

Sleeping Beauty
Snow White
The Little Mermaid
Disney Versions:

Sleeping Beauty
Snow White
The Little Mermaid
Fairy Tales In The Media
Recent Movies:
Red Riding Hood
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and The Huntsmen
Jack the Giant Slayer
Fairy Tales In the Media
Popular Television Shows influenced by Fairy Tales:
ABC's Once Upon a Time
Oldfield, M. & Mitchinson, J. (2012) The Telegraph. QI: Some Quite Interesting Facts About Fairy Tales. Retrieved from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/qi/9599865/QI-Some-quite-interesting-facts-about-fairy-tales.html
Gersh-Nesic, B. (2013) Art history: salon. Retrieved from: http://arthistory.about.com/od/glossary_s/a/s_salon.htm
Frost, G. (2001) The Fantasy Life of Salons. Retrieved from: http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/formsmr.html
Heiner, H. (2007) The quest for the earliest fairy tales: searching for the earliest versions of european fairy tales with commentary on english translations. Retrieved from: http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/introduction/earliesttales.html
History of The Grimm Brothers
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Born in 1785 and 1786, respectively
New face of folktales in 1812
Published Kinder- und Hausmarchen
other wise known as
Children’s and Household Tales
It contained 86 stories including:
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Cap
The Grimm Brothers (cont.)
Second edition: 70 stories

They believed in tales spread from word of mouth

Most of the stories were edited for children
A fabricated story, usually intended for children, about magical and imaginary beings and lands.
(2012, 09 01). Cinderella [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://nessiebennett.blogspot.com/2012/09/brothers-grimm-version.html
"Happily Ever After..."
•McMillan G. (2012) Why Does Pop Culture LoveFairy Tales Again?. Retrieved on April 7 2013 from Time : http://entertainment.time.com/2012/05/30/another-bite-of-the-poisoned-apple-why-does-pop-culture-love-fairy-tales-again/
• Classic Disney Fairy Tales. Retrieved April 7 2013 from: http://www.kidzworld.com/article/6145-classic-disney-fairy-tales
• Atkins, Hillary (2012) 10 Other Fairy Tale Movies Coming to the Big Screen. Retrieved April 7 2013 from: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/fairy-tale-movies-in-development/
Fairy tales were originally intended for adults By the 19th and 20th centuries, the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen began to write tales for children
References Continued
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Priwan, R. (n.d.). The story of folk tales. Retrieved from http://www.thaifolk.com/doc/literate/Tales/type_e.htm

Russell, D. L. (2009). Characteristics of folk literature. Retrieved from http://www2.nkfust.edu.tw/~emchen/CLit/folk_lit_char.htm

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cammie. (Photographer). (2008). The Grimm Brothers [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/fairy-tales-and-fables/images/845893/title/grimm-brothers-photo

Grimm, J. A. W. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm021.html

Allen, K. (2012, December 20). Two magical centuries: How the grimms cast a spell on the world. Retrieved from http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/200th-anniversary-the-cultural-legacy-of-grimms-fairy-tales-a-874054.html

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