Classic Fairy Tales

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As a child, I enjoyed reading because I was able to go into a different world and travel through other people's minds. It also allowed me to learn about other cultures and household values that were different from my own at home. Classic fairy tales are part of our childhood to teach us about right and wrong through stories that demonstrate cause and effect situations that have consequences because we are developing our own morals. What people don't know is that the fairy tales we are exposed to are the “children friendly” versions and even then often the morals in them are really meant for adults. On the other hand, the original versions expose violence and contradicting acts to what's right in our society. Disney for example, has changed…show more content…
For instance, the Grimm brothers in The Complete Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm, have the fairy tale “The Little Red Cap” whose mother the protagonist teaches her to “be nice and good [and to not ] stray from the path” (Grimm 93) but doesn't inform the child of the dangers that would cause her to stray from the path in the first place. Most of us have heard that line from our parents as children and even as we got older, but when we are young what do our innocent minds interpret that as? All children have a literal perspective which puts us in as much danger as it keeps us from learning things before we can comprehend them. The little red cap represents sexual assault and even child abduction because of her innocence when it came to her interaction with a “friendly” wolf who had bad intentions to meet his own desire. Her mother, the bogey is just as bad as the wolf is for not teaching her to not be as open to strangers about her personal information because it could lead her to trouble. Parents failure to teach us basic needs, leave us to count on our community or even alone to trial and error situations to learn from. Although it's not what we wish, we are forced to grow up faster in order to become a human being with basic knowledge of our…show more content…
This method is used to get our attention because most people see fairy tales as simply made up stories for children, but don't understand its meant to go through adults first to then be used on children. In reality, each tale teaches a lesson in regards to consequences if children are overprotected and left vulnerable for the moment they as adults become independent. Adults can still use fairy tales to teach their children but not by reading it to them but instead reading them themselves and breaking them down to use as a guide to raising their children. This way others in our community will also empower children being independent and self-sufficient in a world full of obstacles we as human need to face for our
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