Fairy Tales and Modern Stories

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Fairy Tales and Modern Stories By Esther Hamilton English 100 The author Bruno Bettelheim is telling us in the first two paragraphs how a lot of parents have replaced fairy tales with more realistic stories like “The Little Engine That Could.” This story encourages children to believe that if they try hard and does not give up, he will finally succeed. (Bettelheim) (Sims) When I was a child I was read many fairy tales as well as modern stories. My grandmother told me the story “The Little Engine That Could.” I thought that it was silly. How could you succeed by saying “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can?” (Piper) Then one day I was with my cousin and we got lost in the woods, I started to think about the story “The…show more content…
(Bettelheim) (Sims) According to Bettelheim the little girl thought of her stepmother as the witch. (Bettelheim)(Sims) She felt trapped like Rapunzel. “Rapunzel’s long hair was the key to the story.” (Bettelheim) (Sims) Her stepmother would keep her hair cut short as a way to control her. She wanted her hair to be long like Rapunzel’s, because it was a symbol of freedom for her. (Bettelheim) (Sims) The little girl pictured her father as the
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