Literature : Fairytales

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From either "The Fairy Tale Web: Intertextual & Multimedial Practices..." (468) or "Peasants Tell Tales..." (363) discuss a concept brought up in either essay as it relates to how we interpret fairy tales. Consider context & our own biases. What should we keep in mind as we interpret a story?

Textbook: The Classic Fairy Tales, edited by Maria Tatar (Norton) *Second Edition

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Running head: LITERATURE ANALYSIS: FAIRY TALES

Literature Analysis: Fairy Tales
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LITERATURE ANALYSIS: FAIRY TALES

Literature Analysis: Fairy Tales
The Peasants Tell Tales by Robert Darnton explains how a historian can effectively
and carefully read different types of fairy tales and after that one can reveal peasants live.
Darnton in the essay brings up a concept about how we usually interpret fairy tales through
exaggeration of the real-life events. He explains that many of the fairy tales conducted by the
French they infused their stories with real-life problems together with real-life issues.
Darnton in the essay also points out that it is difficult for people to understand fairy tales
since they were passed from one generation to the next through oral communication with
many hand gestures and oral infections thus, difficult to accurately recreate the stories (Tatar,
2017). It is also difficult to take the various symbols used i...

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