Foster: The Allusion Of Fairy Tales

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Foster claims that many authors chose to include allusions of fairy tales in their works, because these authors assume that their readers will understand allusions of fairy tales more than any other allusions, and create an irony of a situation in the literature. For instance, Foster details one author using allusion of fairy tales by “upends our expectations about the story of Bluebeard, or Puss-in-boots, or Little Red Riding Hood to make us see the sexism inherent in those stories” (Foster 60). Foster implies that there is vast amount of fairy tales for authors to incorporate them into their work. Additionally, Foster states that fairy tales are timeless, despite the “age-appropriateness” of the literature.
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