Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Fairy tales are ever-present and cross-cultural. Nearly every culture has a canon of fairy tales, and from those, we are able to learn a great deal about the society a tale comes from. The stories that continue to be passed down through the generations impart timeless cultural values and likely will continue to influence society for generations to come.
- Select different versions of the same fairy tale, such as “Little Red Riding Hood” or “The Three Bears.” Do these stories convey the same values or hold the same influence today as they did when they were first written? Why or why not? Use examples from the stories to explain why.
- What influences do you see in modern culture from fairy tales? Do these influences differ from childhood to adulthood? Think in terms of pop culture, novels, TV, movies, or music. Use examples to help support your argument.
Folklore and Fairytales