I love fairy tales!
On this page I will blog about fairy tales. I thought long and hard about what should be my first blog? Should it be about their darker qualities, or about the years of misuse and sanitisation? Later maybe, but for now for my first ‘fairy tale’ blog, I want to celebrate the reason why I love them most of all and that is their unique characteristic to evolve.
I love the older darker crueller gruesome tales. I love the cheesy ones that end with happily ever after (but I loathe that I do, but as I was weaned on Grimm and Disney it’s ingrained).
What I love is that fairy tales are living and evolving. They are survivors. They change to suit society’s needs. Originally they were cautionary tales warning both adults and children alike of the dangers in the world. Each tale would change with each reciting as the storyteller would embellish and adapt the tales to suit the audience and keep them enthralled.These tales were collected, by the likes of The Brothers Grimm, just in time as many of them were about be extinguished along with their dying dialects. The collectors then edited and sanitised the tales to keep in accordance with their own beliefs and morals. This process diluted the fairy tales’ complex moral message, but thereby they escaped extinction, finding an audience within nurseries all over the globe.