Monday, October 8, 2007

About fairy tales...

Some important facts we should all know...
A tale is a made up story. Originally, they were constructed merely as a form of entertainment, to fill the hours between day and night, work and sleep. However, as the years continued the use of tales eveolved and the symbolic content was increased. They are used to instil morals and lessons. Tales pluck from myths, but alter the facts and because of that they have no religious importance. Myth and magic are used to produce a tale that is pleasing and effective.

Most tales are told in prose, and at times of importance rhyme is introduced. When a rhyme is presented an alarm should sound.Examples:"Looking glass, looking glass on the wall, who's the fairest one of all?""Turn back, turn back, young maiden dear, 'tis a murderer's house you enter here."The presentation often differs. The first one, obviously from Snow-White, represents vanity, and the second is a warning which can also foreshadow an outcome.


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