Essay on The History of Fairy Tales

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It might be surprising too many but Fairy tales, as far as we know, date back to Egypt in at least 1300BC. They were passed down orally from generation to generation. Fairy tales usually feature folklore characters such as dwarves, old evil witches, a stepmother along with other characters. The term fairy tale itself was first used by Madame d’Aulnoy, a 17th century French writer, who used the term to describe her own fairy tales which she called contes de fee. Some traditional re-tellings of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, and other popular storytellers are a little too much for our children these days. Others are difficult to read to kids as a bedtime story because they may have an evil witch character or may be too violent for them…show more content…
If you'd like to introduce your child to fairy tales, but feel he or she is a a little young to be listening about the Grims or Disney’s version, can I suggest reading this fairy tale to your children. Since the beginning of fairy tales many start with a young girl who has to do domestic duties to realize who they are. This story is written, chiefly, to give a little inspiration to your children to having an imagination and making their own fairy tale of their own.
In the winter of 1943, on the outskirts of a dark forest, two Jewish children flee the Nazis with their father and stepmother. In a moment of desperation, the children are given the aliases Hansel and Gretel and sent alone into the woods to hide. Gretel leads her younger brother in search of food and protection, while Hansel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs behind so that their father might find them again. So begins The True Story of Hansel and Gretel, which takes us along on their journey into a forest more ancient than man. In a landscape populated by exotic beasts, refugees, and revolutionaries, the two children embark upon a new life as Christian orphans, protected by a woman who is called Magda the witch and whose tiny hut is heated by an enormous baker's oven.
So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl with the unfortunate name and the inability to tell the difference between her grandmother and a member of a different
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