Analysis Of Children's Fairy Tales

Week 1-Fairy Tales
I was fascinated by reading fairy tales, especially the ones by the
Brothers Grimm. By analyzing them according to the protagonists, settings ,
themes, and occurrences I have noticed many similarities in the fairy tales.

I found the protagonists of all the stories to be mystical and
mysterious. Many of the protagonists tended to be characters such as Kings
and Queens and other authority figures. Perhaps this was so the children
could look up to them. Second of all I noticed that there was always
something unique about the protagonists that made them different from
people in the ordinary world. I read a variety of protagonists such as
hunters, poor peasants, a lazy ...

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castle. One story was of a lonely cabin located in a mystical
forest. I suppose places like these were used to provoke the children

Many of the themes I found to be quite common. I quite often found them
to be about a boy and a girl and them getting together. There was also
usually some sort of a competition were the protagonist would win and get
the girl. The boy and the girl were often a prince and a princess. In
almost all fairy tales the protagonist was put in a situation where there
was a problem. In Cinderellas case she had no money and three wicked step
sisters. How was she to get the prince to notice her. In Snow white, her
beauty was the problem as the wicked witch grew jealous. In some of the
stories by Grimm such as "Thousandfurs", the king had to marry someone as
beautiful as his deceased wife. The only one beautiful enough was his only
daughter. This posed a problem for his daughter. The journeys were usually
of mystical places. Some of them were ...

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scenes and events. They often have
whimsical, satirical, or moralistic character. They are usually a story
that is implausible, incredible, or a lying story that was designed to
delude or mislead.

Fairy tales are very important in the way that it is a way to get
through to children. Because of the way that fairy tales are presented they
became easy for the child to pay attention to. Fairy tales become a
learning medium that children are interested in. Writers take advantage of
this learning medium to try and get through to the children. They try to
employ learning experiences and lessons within the stories. Often the hero
of a fairy tale can leave a strong impression on the ...

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