Fairy Tales Affect The Behavior Of Children

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Do Fairy Tales Affect the Behaviour of Children?

Introduction
One of the main reasons to why we have always been engaged to fairy tales is because of their assurance. They provide contrary worlds to our actual and existing world, making sure that justice is always prevailed (Scargill 2012). Righteousness is always awarded and immortality is constantly punished in these tales (Zipes 2012). ’Once upon a time’ is a popular phrase that children from all over the globe are familiar with (Benediktsdóttir 2014). Most people throughout their youth would have been told fairy tales to establish a sense of righteousness in them (Callow 2013). Fairy tales are used to teach children to stomach moral values and lessons (Taylor 2012). In spite of the fact
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Originally, fairy tales were a part of the huge oral tradition of storytelling comprising different cultures, legends, myths and ideas (Massey 2010). Storytelling is just as old as speech as it has existed before man started to carve shapes in rocks and draw on the walls of caves with stones (Forsyth 2014). Therefore, pinning down history of fairy tales is nearly impossible (Massey 2010). Centuries ago, apart from entertaining, fairy tales were used to convey moral values in a way that people, particularly children could remember (Kennedy 2012). Fairy tales are still popular in today’s world because these tales give children, teenagers and also adults a reason to believe in the stories and feel a part and connect with the characters and their journey (Wenstrom…show more content…
There were two groups, group 1 with 75 boys and girls around the ages of 9 to 11 and group 2 with 60 boys and girls who were primarily 6 year olds. The children in group 1 were asked to sit in a room where someone would read them a fairy tale and the children in group 2 were left in a room where they were asked to watch a fairy tale movie. After the story and the movie, both groups of children were allowed to mix around and play in their respective groups. In both groups, the children were playing in a self-absorbed and subdued manner. This experiment shows that the fairy tales that the children have heard and watched have touched their inner concerns and left them in a pensive mood (Crain et al
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