Analysis Of ' The Fairy Tale '

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From primeval cave paintings to Disney animations, these moralistic works of literature have existed and evolved throughout human history. Fairy tales are whimsical tales of a character’s journey, usually intended for children. Fables on the other hand are short stories that tells a moral through the protagonists; the purposes being to provide a means for early man to endure the hardships of life. In ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman civilizations superficial tales have been documented. Even biblical stories have been categorized as fables. Eventually through history, stories have been adjusted to accommodate societal shifts and through these stories, people of gentry and commonality alike can have optimism. Characters are created so that society can relate to them. Through these enthralling fabrications, stories have also taught us ways of being ethical through their moral teachings. Fairy tales provide a basic understanding of a complex society and, as a result children are exposed to life lessons, societal values and behavioural expectations. Firstly in the fairy tale “Alice in Wonderland”, the author depicts the importance of centralizing human autonomy in the context of a perfect society. Secondly, in the story “Hansel and Gretel”, the author demonstrates the ideology that one should not always trust their intuition which is evident through the character’s decisions. Lastly, in the story “Cinderella”, the author gives the audience an understanding of the societal

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