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150 hits 1.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Lynn_19

Were fairy tales invented to make children happy?


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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:27:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most fairy tales (the traditional type: Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, etc.) are based on either real-life incidents or on folk lore. And most of them, in the original, are very gory, scary and not for kids at all!
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:29:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they are meant to scare them into being good...
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:30:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought they were supposed to have some kiond of moral lesson
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/20/02 - 4:25:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
They were invented to disillusion children into thinking that life can be perfect.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/20/02 - 4:27:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
What fox said, modern fairy tales are toned down versions of the original stories.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/20/02 - 4:30:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
fairy tales were created to allow adults to grasp truths that children have an easier time dealing with.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/20/02 - 4:51:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are many more tales that are not so well know because they do not have such appeal to children. Before people could read storytellers passed on their tales from farm to farm and hamlet to hamlet. Most had a moral lesson in them.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/20/02 - 4:53:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Grimms fairy tales are just that, GRIM! They are quiet unsavoury!
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:35:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, i think that was exactly it- ppl dont like to scare lil children with real issues so they protect them and this is just another cushy way of protecting them
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:36:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lots of things were invented just to make childrent happy, or at least less scared.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:37:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Which is why they involve wolfs eating the main characters.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:38:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
but timber, red riding hood was saved in the end by the hunter..
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:40:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who viciously kills the wolf who ate her grandmother alive...
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:40:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats the only way to save the innocent girl from the big bad wolf..
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:41:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
and innocent granny was saved in the end
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/27/02 - 12:44:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
only in the later versions...not in the original.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 12/22/02 - 12:09:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, most where told to keep kids in line!
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 12/22/02 - 12:22:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
The most basic "Fairy stories" were probably simple stories to teach Children survival. Like Old man Fire catching you if you jump into one.



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