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Talk:Fairy tales

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I'm not sure why "See Also: Fairies" is relevant, as it is rare for a so-called fairy tale to deal with fairies. "Folk Tales" and "Nursery Rhymes" might be more appropriate. PoorEd 17:22, 3 March 2008 (EST)


What does that mean? Scream!! (talk) 14:32, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

cut references to Bettelheim's book[edit]

Bruno Bettelheim, in his book The Uses of Enchantment, hypothesized that fairy tales are actually psychologically true dramas that help children through the frightening and confusing experiences all children go through in the process of growing up. The evil stepmother that appears in many fairy tales, for example, is merely a manifestation of the fact that mothers can appear nurturing and loving one minute, but scolding and inflicting punishment the next. Bettelheim also believed that children are well aware that the more frightening parts of fairy tales are not real.

omment - I cut this from the article. while it is true that this is what he said, i don't citations to this work in CCI, and so much of the guy's work on autism is wackado. The theory itself really seems pretty ify from a totally my (totally lay person's) view. Pink mowse.pngGodotThe Peyote God awaits 14:14, 2 October 2011 (UTC)