Social context of fairy tales, using "Little Red Riding Hood" and the film "Ever After" as examples.
SOCIAL CONTEXT OF FAIRY TALES
- Fairy tales arise from specific social and cultural conditions and are thus shaped by them.
- Fairy tales usually reinforce the dominant social ideas and attitudes of that specific time.
- Hence, the ideas that are still socially acceptable remain in the fairy tale throughout the ages, and others are altered over time.
- In other words, the changing nature of fairy tales has its roots in social and cultural forces. They are not simply due to the opinions and approaches of different storytellers.
OLDER VERSIONS OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
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