Fairy Tales Develop Literacy and Imagination in Children

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Fairy tales are not only a source of cultural literacy for children but also a means of developing imagination and a sense of curiosity about the world. Thus, They are a primary source of child development. They teach children how to handle fear and most importantly, teach young girls about the transition from childhood to sexual adulthood. Thus, these stories form the norms of the societies in which children develop. Reading or listening to fairy tales, children slowly develop a sense of gender role and learn how they are supposed to act in society. It is said that a beautiful girl needs to obey by doing domestic work and learn to act like a lady so that one day she can find a man and get married. 1. in Cinderella: Or the Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault, it is said that Cinderella is beautiful and …. and is hated by her stepmother and stepsisters because of her beauty. Thus, the stepmother makes her do all the domestic work, such as cleaning and prohibits her from any privileges that the stepsisters might have. When it is announced that the prince is holding a ball to find himself a wife, it is evident that Cinderella cannot attend. This shows how the female power of the antagonist represses the heroine’s development into sexual adulthood. With the ultimate goal of every female in fairy tales of getting married, due to her stepmother’s and thus stepsister’s hatred, Cinderella is deprived from that development Snow White’s stepmother, the queen, cannot stand Due to

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