Chesterton's Tremendous Trifles

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What a fairy tale is differs from person to person. Fairy tales have been popular with children for thousands of years. They're usually short stories that feature fantasy characters based on folklore such as fairies, mermaids, princesses, giants, and witches. They might also feature talking animals or other forms of magic or enchantment. Fairy tales take us out of our everyday lives into magical lands filled with possibilities that excite and expand the imagination. Chesterton’s book, Tremendous Trifles is not a fairy tale, but is about fairy tales. Chesterton knows that everything he grew up on as a child interacts with him and his imagination. His imagination got him to where he is today, especially when he says, “Personally, of course, I believe in Santa Claus; but it is the season of forgiveness, and I will forgive others for not doing so” (page 5). For Chesterton, fairy tales are…show more content…
Gaiman says that “A fairy tale was intended for adult readers. It was a form of fiction, I loved and wanted to read more about. I couldn’t find one on the shelves, so I decided to write one.” He even starts it with a once upon a time, which is set during a certain time period. He also sees that fairy tales are real, but it’s mostly for adults rather than for kids. If someone has to shorten it and explain it to kids, then it’s not made for kids. The fact that Gaiman like reading fairy tales that he ends up writing his own version of stardust. He didn’t like any of the fictions that others wrote so he said why not write his own. Gaiman puts his all into the fairy tale that he even told people, “It’s like an ice cream. It’s to make you feel happy when you finish it.” Fairy tales are joy able, funny, and should be able to make people laugh. Gaiman believes that a fairy tale should have a “Once upon a time” and a “Happily Ever After.” The more fairy tales have these at the beginning and end the more people will enjoy
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