Because most fairy tales contain a dark side, the term Dark Fairy Tales is repetitive to me. The term fairy tale is defined as,
A magical and imaginary tale, usually with a happy ending.
However, I think it’s all in the eye of the beholder. A tale like Hansel and Gretel is not a happy ending for the poor little old lady that just wanted kids out of her yard.
In my opinion, fairy tales are lessons in how to treat people. The modern version of Cinderella is a lesson to stepmothers–treat your new daughter well or you’ll end up a beggar while she lives in a big house in Beverley Hills.
Stories like this have taught us how to treat each other for centuries, but they have also taught us some very dangerous ideas:
- The evil always get their comeuppance.
- Wait long enough (or suffer bad enough) and your…
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