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---Englishextentsion Fairytales Essay

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  • on August 20, 2015
  • Category: English
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Critical Readings on Fairy Tales

On fairy tales (general) –

Fairy Tales as Myth, Jack Zipes:
Page 19, ‘Literary fairy tales are socially symbolic... formed to take part in civilised discourses about morality and behaviour in particular societies and cultures. They are constantly rearranged and transformed to suit changes in tastes and values.’

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, Jack Zipes:
Page 14, ‘Fairy tales were cultivated to assure that young people would be properly groomed for their social function.’
Page 3, ‘Institutionalised discourse on the civilising process.’
Page 9, ‘Socialisation through fairy tales. Internalisation of values.’
‘Fairy tales were written with the purpose of socialising children to meet definite normative expectations.’

Why Fairy Tales Stick, Jack Zipes:
Page 95, ‘Among the ways we try to know the world and ourselves in relation to our environment, we have used and continue to use the fairy tales as a metaphorical mode of communication.’
Page 99, ‘Entertainment and instruction were always part of their function, but they were designed to communicate ideas about natural instincts, social relations, normative behaviour, character types, sexual roles and power politics.’

Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales, Maria Tatar:
Page 56, ‘In certain fine points of detail we can find traces of the epoch in which a tale was told... may reveal something about the cultural climate in which a tale developed.’

The Struggle for Meaning, Bettelheim
Page 5, ‘create order in his life... a moral education... the advantages of moral behaviour... The child finds this kind of meaning in fairy tales.’
Page 12, ‘The fairy tale enlightens [the child] about himself, and fosters his personality development.’
‘Our cultural heritage finds expression in fairy tales, and through them is communicated to the child’s mind.’

On Perrault -

Fairy Tales as Myth, Jack Zipes:
Page 17, ‘Perrault was more concerned with...

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