Psychology in Fairy Tales

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Title: Varying Interpretation of Fairy Tales in real life and
The effects when introduced early in childhood.
Justin L. Soriano
Vincennes University

Abstract
This paper explores published articles that report studies done from research conducted upon observation of young children by Bettelheim (The uses of enchantment, 1976). The articles however vary in their definitions today. Bettelheim suggested that fairy tales have an emotional and symbolic importance especially those traditional stories that included abandonment, death, injuries and evil witches. These tales allowed children to cope up with their fears and understand moral values in their own terms. This paper also examines how preferred relationship traits are created based on stories like Cinderella or Snow White and how it affects us in choosing an ideal suitable partner.

Varying Interpretation of Fairy Tales in real life and
The effects when introduced early in childhood.

Everybody as children has been read or told a version of “ Cinderella” at one point in their lives. They were recited to us by out parents and grandparents, aunts and uncle, older siblings or other relatives and of course our dear teachers at school when we were young. We can’t help but feel enthralled as our imaginations transport us to the enchanted time and place. But what really draws us to be so interested in fairy tale stories like these? How does these stories affect us or the children exposed to it in the long run as we both take the journey in the path of growing up? From my own personal experience and observations, I have come to realize and identify the different interpretations to each fairy tale story and how it relates to our own personal experience to why and how these events or encounters with other people begins and ends. Fairy tale stories all have one thing in common, it tells the story of building a…...

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