Essay King Thrushbeard and Lessons Behind Fairytales

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To Be a Domestic Woman…
     “Grimm’s Fairytales,” although never intended to be in text form, are some of the most influential methods in teaching young children morals and to be productive citizens of society. While children enjoy the mere esthetics of fairytales and interpret them at their face value, s are aware of the didacticism hidden beneath the appealing plots and characters of the stories. Unlike s, children would not be able to extract any metaphorical meaning out of fairytales even if fairytales were intended to have distinct messages. For this very reason, fairytales have been studied along with a branch of child psychology to determine whether or not a message that is ual is actually retained in the
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In other words, the King seems to be an inadequate father in that he should be able to recognize the reason for her behavior around men. This he does not do. He is more interested in how he will benefit from his daughter’s marriage. He does not even seem to be aware of his daughter’s mannerisms, let alone her immaturity and inability to see men as a mature woman would.
     Despite the fact that the King gives his daughter to the beggar man to wed out of frustration and anger with her, it turns out that in the end this event proves beneficial. Even without any intent of this marriage pleasing the princess, an intuitive emotion acted upon by the King told him that her marriage to the beggar man would be a way to humble and punish her. This teaches s that even though what parents do in efforts to benefit them may not seem agreeable, but in the end these efforts will have proven to be effective in rewarding the child with a valuable lesson. These lessons taught, especially those during a child’s pre- stage may be important in the growth and development during the transition period of puberty. Children going through puberty are most often experimenting: they are in search of what’s acceptable having to do with their uality and how their pre- peers are dealing with their own situations.
     The experimentation that the princess experiences and the immediate lifestyle changes that

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