Perrault's Fairy Tales

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Perrault’s Fairy Tales
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was a small child eagerly exploring everything that the world had to offer. Through my expenditures and the influence of my parents, I watched many different Disney films that would be considered fairy tales. As a child, I did not think about this. I was just interested in living out my childhood fantasies in these movies, and they did not fail to deliver. And after I had finished these movies, I needed to find another way to live out my dreams, so I turned to fairy tale books. These filled the same role as the films, but they gave much more detail and as a result, I got lost in the world of the books. After remembering how much I enjoyed fairy tales as a kid, it became
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Before beginning the real heavy research, we spent a day learning lots of general information about fairy tales. In addition, we looked at Tolkien, one of my favorite authors, and his view of fairy tales. I was not excited when I was told I had to write a paper, but I was okay with it if we got to read a little about Tolkien. After getting some basic information, I researched in more detail about fairy tales. Then, I had to select an author to base the rest of my research on. I thought that this would be difficult at first, but there was only one clear choice: Charles Perrault. Puss in Boots was one of my favorite characters as a child, so I wanted to do more research on it, the author behind it, and any other stories that he wrote. I noticed that some of these stories were not quite like I remembered, but they were still really entertaining to me. After reading about Perrault and some of his stories, I took an even deeper look at the different aspects that fairy tales contained. I was also excited to read this article, as Tolkien was mentioned yet…show more content…
I thought it was weird at first, but it actually made sense. What better way to learn about the recent history of fairy tales than to ask the people who lived through recent history? After the interview, I relived a part of my childhood through watching Puss in Boots. It has been one of my favorite fairy tales to date, and I was really excited to have an excuse to watch it again. After this, I needed to do a deeper critical analysis of one of my tales. This was by far the most difficult part for me because I find it hard to find a complex meaning beyond the obvious meaning. Lastly, I found another article that gave me more information about the history of fairy tales, as well as the influence that Perrault had on the fairy tale genre. This was really interesting to read and explained why many of the fairy tales today exist in their current
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