Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fairy Gospel

From Brothers Grimm
Fairy Gospel
Brittanee Ramos

            Fairytales Are something introduced to us as children and they follow us into our adult lives. This is either by our choice, we go looking for them, or by the choice of others. But what are Fairytales? What causes some of us to find comfort in them and others could grow out of them? The definition of a Fairytale is: “a :  a story (as for children) involving fantastic forces and beings (as fairies, wizards, and goblins)…”[1] A fairy tale teaches us a lesson, as children. They get weaved into our lives whether it be because they stop us from bad habits, teach us what to not do, or because they relate to a part of our lives outside of lessons. They relate to our religion. Most stories are believed to relate to the Christian faith or make some reference to it. In research for my oral report I found that “Sleeping Beauty”[2] has a reference to Greek and the Virgin Mary. Brier Rose had sex and gave birth without knowing, which means that she didn’t commit a sin—leading to the birth of god(s). The children Brier Rose had been named Sun and Moon which can be connected to the sun goddess Artemis and moon god Apollo.[3] These references enter our lives at different angels because they mean different things to each of us. This allows some of us to find a deeper dimension than others in the stories and latch on to them better. Meaning that fairytales can be considered an extension of ourselves. The teach us who to be, and how to be. Fairytales are stories passed down from one generation to the next to teach each other how to act.

[1] "Fairy Tale | Definition of Fairy Tale by Merriam-Webster." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, 2015. Web. 6 Sept. 2015.
[2] Basile’s version of “Sleeping Beauty”.
[3] Bettelheim, Bruno. "The Sleeping Beauty." The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. Vintage Books ed. New York: Vintage, 1989. 225-236. Print.

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