Fairy Tales

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Sara Jane L. Suezo BEE-3B

HISTORY OF FAIRY TALES :

HISTORY OF FAIRY TALES A type of short stories that typically features European  folkloric   fantasy   characters Dwarves Elves Fairies Giants Gnomes Goblins Mermaids Trolls Witches usually Magic or Enchantments

Dwarves :

Dwarves A small legendary manlike being who is usually misshapen and ugly skilled as a craftsman.

elves:

elves A small creature in stories usually with pointed ears and magical powers .

fairies:

fairies A mythical being of folklore and romance usually having diminutive human form and magic powers.

giants:

giants A legendary creature human-like being which has a great stature , strength and as an extremely large and extra ordinary powers.

gnomes:

gnomes An edgeless and often deformed dwarf of folklore who lives in the earth and usually guards treasure.

goblins:

goblins An ugly and sometimes evil creature that likes to cause trouble.

mermaids:

mermaids A fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a woman and a tail of a fish.

trolls:

trolls A Dwarf or giant inhabiting caves or hills.

witches:

witches A woman practicing black witchcraft or a woman who is thought to have magic powers.

F a I r y t a l e s:

F a I r y t a l e s In a fairy tale, -good will always triumph over evil. Fairy tales are typically geared toward children and tend to have somewhat simplistic plots. The origin of fairy tales  The history of fairy tales have fantasy creatures. Enchantments and far-fetched events are also usually part of the plot. Unlike legends and folklore tales, they seldom contain any references to religion, actual places, persons or events.

F a I r y t a l e s:

F a I r y t a l e s Both long and short Fairy tales folklore, legends and myths have been passed from generation to generation since before recorded history. The origin of these types of oral stories is impossible to determine. All ancient cultures from all over the globe have fairy tales. Early fairy tales were for adults 19th and 20th centuries became more kid's fairy tales many children entertained with their tales of winged fairies.

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Two theories  Tale comes from a single source and spreads from culture to culture over time. Tales reference common human experience. Fairy tales have been told as bedtime stories by generations of parents, tales have been living through the history, passed down from generation to generation. F a I r y t a l e s

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ―  Albert Einstein F a I r y t a l e s

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FAIRY TALES ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUNG CHILDREN Fairy Tales Build Emotional Resiliency Fairy Tales Give Us a Common Language Fairy Tales Cross Cultural Boundaries Fairy Tales Show Kids How to Handle Problems Fairy Tales Teach Story Fairy Tales Develop a Child’s Imagination Fairy Tales Give Parents Opportunities to Teach Critical Thinking Skills Fairy Tales Teach Lessons- F a I r y t a l e s children to distinguish right from wrong. there is a solution for every situation. able to make the right decision .

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Common Elements of Fairy Tales 1. A fairy tale begins with "Once upon a time...” 2. Good character/bad character 3. Fairy tales happen in the long ago. 4. Fairy Tales have fantasy and make believe in them. 5. Fairy Tales have clearly defined Good characters vs. Evil characters. 6. Royalty is usually present in a fairy tale, a beautiful princess/handsome prince. 7.Poverty 8.. There may be magic with giants, elves, talking animals, witches or fairies. 9. Fairy tales have a problem that needs to be solved. 10. It often takes three tries to solve the problem. 11. Fairy tales have happy endings – “they all lived happily ever after. 12. Fairy tales usually teach a lesson or have a theme.   F a I r y t a l e s

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Common motifs ·  Talking animals / objects ·  Cleverness / trickster / word games ·  Traveler’s tales ·  Origins ~ where do we come from? ·  Triumph of the poor ·  Human weakness explored (i.e., curiosity, gluttony, pride, laziness, etc.) ·  Human strengths glorified (i.e., kindness, generosity, patience, etc.) ·  Trickster (sometimes a hero, sometimes on the side of evil but humans benefit) ·  Tall story (slight exaggeration – hyperbole) ·  Magic words or phrases; repetition of phrases/words ( abracadabra! ) ·  Guardians (fairy godmothers, mentors, magical helpers, guides, etc.) ·  Monsters (dragons, ogres, evil creatures, etc.) F a I r y t a l e s

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Common motifs ·    Struggle between good and evil, light and dark ·    Youngest vs. Oldest (sons, daughters, sibling rivalry) ·    Sleep (extended sleep, death-like trances) ·    Impossible tasks (ridiculously mind-numbing, fantastic effort needed to complete, etc.) ·    Quests ·    Gluttony / Starvation (there’s a fine line between eating for survival and succumbing to temptation) ·    Keys, passes (opening new doors) ·    Donors, Benefactors, Helpers F a I r y t a l e s

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Settings 4 Common Settings in the Fairy Tales Castle- lives the royal family Woods – main action takes place; magical creatures appear, talking animals Tower – supernatural being dwelt Hut in the woods F a I r y t a l e s

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