Informative Synthesis Fairy Tales
Informative Synthesis Fairy tales play a big role in society whether we realize it or not. They have been told by parents to their children for many generations. Everyone has been introduced to fairy tales whether it’s on TV, from a children’s book, told by someone else, we have all heard a fairy tale. Most of the time fairy tales are being told without thinking what they are about. Fairy tales have effect on people even if they do not know it, and four fairy tale analyzers have written articles discussing it. “What Fairy Tales Tell Us” by Alison Lurie discuses about how the individual reader is affected by the messages of a fairy tale. Bruno Bettelheim’s “The Struggle for Meaning” expresses his thoughts on how fairy tales have an
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Luthi and Rowe both focus on types of categories within fairy tales. For example, Rowe focuses on categories such as “erotic, ladies, and gothic”, and Luthi focuses on European fairy tales and local legends. Rowe focuses on the oppressive qualities that fairy tales can portray and on women’s experience in fairy tales, while Luthi focuses on the humane experience and uplifting qualities of fairy tales. All four of the articles share both similarities and differences of opinion on how fairy tales can affect people. Each of the four authors has made very valid points about their beliefs from their point of view. They each go into deeper evaluation to the points that fairy tales have a much deeper meaning that what everyone thinks, and how people are affected by them. Each author realizes the impact a fairy tale can have on a person. Anyone who should ever argue against fairy tales having a deeper meaning should read these four articles.
Bettelheim, Bruno. “The Struggle for Meaning.” Folks & Fairy Tales. Ed. Martin Hallett and Barbara
Karasek. Ontario: Broadview Press, 2009. 323-335. Web.
Lurie, Alison. “What Fairy Tales Tell Us.” Folks & Fairy Tales. Ed. Martin Hallett and Barbara
Karasek. Ontario: Broadview Press, 2009. 359-367. Web.
Luthi, Max. “The Fairy-Tale Hero: The Image of Man in the Fairy