My Views on Fairytales

Growing up and even to this very day fairy tales are my go to books. I read them so often that I’ve memorized many different versions of the same tale! Whether the books are Grimm, Anderson, Fables, Fairy tales from different countries, Disney versions or fractured fairy tales, I read them constantly. They take me to a world that makes it easy to find the bad guy. He’s usually scary looking, mean, or dabbling in dark magic. He’s usually the person everyone tries to avoid. Sometimes he wears all black, sometimes he is a royal with a cold, black heart. Whatever his looks his character is generally the same. Evil, bad, mean, cruel and always tries to take down the hero. Which makes people think that fairy tales are only for children! But they’re not!

There is just so much truth in fairy tales. There are warnings and lessons in them that aren’t just for children. But for adults too! I feel that it is important to learn about them, to remember them because they are stories that people had told to them over and over again until they were memorized enough to be written down to be shared across the globe. If something was so important to someone to make the tradition of telling the story shouldn’t it be learned by others as well? It’s like making sure a legend/fairy tale doesn’t go extinct! Much like my article on Why it’s a Shame Writing Letter’s Went Extinct.

What are your views on fairy tales? Do you have a favorite tale? I’d love to discus what you think of your tales both the Grimm version or the Disney version!

Makayla

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Happy Dragobete!!

Lately I have been really interested in different cultures. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always loved learning about different cultures but lately my interest has spiked quite high! I love learning and one thing is always interesting and quite constant is cultures. There is just something so rewarding about knowing the language, the culture norms, beliefs, the food, music, holidays and lives of people around the world. I love to read about other people’s traditions, their taboos and most importantly their fairy tales and legends.

However today, February 24th, is the Romanian holiday of love, called Dragobete. Continue reading

Robin Hood has a Hidden Life Lesson

The other day my town’s local Theatre put on their last showing of the performance, “Robin Hood”. I don’t know about you, but Robin Hood is one of my favorite stories! Daring sword fights, quick wit, stubbornness, multiple different re-telling and the famous quote: “Steal from the rich and give to the poor.”

Growing up, EVERYONE wanted to be Robin Hood! To be the best archer in town, to be a notorious outlaw who helped people, to fight the Sheriff of Nottingham and win by being quick, cheeky and a hero!

The performance was PERFECT! It was funny, and cute. There were tons of action scenes and the whole performance was perfect! There was tons of laughter from the audience including the scene where Maid Marian kisses Robin Hood and a little girl in the front row yelled, “EWWWW!” And as I watched a life lesson jumped out at me in the form of a memory… Continue reading