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Fairy Tales

Are Fairy Tales appropiate for children?

Leo .

on 19 May 2014

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Oral vs. Written Fairy Tales Tales were later written down by authors such as Charles Perrault (1628-1703), Jakob Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), H.C. Andersen (1805-1875) Stories were censored, altered and made less offensive Fairy tales were later adapted to and inspired many other stories and movies Fairy tales were part of the oral tradition
history is impossible to track down Are fairy tales appropriate for children? Good Character
kind, innocent, clever
character wins Basic Elements of a Fairy Tale Evil Character
character loses Universal Truths
touches universal experience Table of Content: 1) Definition of a Fairy Tale
2) Oral vs. Written Fairy Tales
3)How do Fairy Tales Differ from Other Stories?
4)Basic Elements of a Fairy Tale
5)Positive Aspects of Fairy Tales
6) International Fairy Tales Teaching Similar Morals
7)Negative Aspects of Fairy Tales
8)Examples of Original Versions of Fairy Tales
9)Conclusion Fairy Tales: Sources: What is a Fairy Tale? Negative Aspects of Fairy Tales? a short story involving fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves etc., and often magic and enchantment
main purpose is to entertain, teach and/or change ways of thinking Royalty
a king, a queen
prince or princess Poverty
poor working child
Rags-to-Riches Magic and Enchantment
talking animals How Do Fairy Tales Differ From Other Stories? Reoccurring Patterns and Numbers
3, 6, 7 (sentences and phrases) Different Fairy Tales Teaching Similar Morals usually do not contain religious references, actual places, people or events Snow White Sleeping Beauty Little Red
Riding Hood Cinderella Examples of Original Versions of Fairy Tales Positive aspects of fairy tales Why would we question the suitability of fairy tales? boost imagination and creativity relatable teach us how to handle almost impossible situations teach the differences between good and evil fairy tales make our lives look easier happy endings are possible Beauty and the Beast - The Fish Prince Different Fairy Tales Teaching Similar Morals Different Fairy Tales Teaching Similar Morals -be Selfless- - Be kind -
Cinderella -Baba Yaga (A Russian Tale) The Star Money Hare In The Moon German fairy tale (Die Sterntaler)
Written by the Brothers Grimm Part of the jakata stories give hope - Don't judge a Book by it's Cover - problems in today's society do not lay focus on details characters are typical rather than unique contains a moral include a sense of fear Image Sources The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim, New York: Random House, 197608.03.2013, 17:00
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16.03.2013, 13:52 Are Fairy Tales Appropriate For Children? gender roles can cause self image issues projection into real life brutal content can be frightening Do we have any alternatives to using fairy tales? Golidilocks and the Three Bears Maurice Sendak
1963 Where the Wild Things are
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