hello i need help with two reading responses
reading response one
1- What did you learn about fairy tales by writing a fairy tale(the story created by you)? Moving forward, how will that knowledge help as you interpret and analyze fairy tales? (aim for about 200 words or so) Be specific–use examples.
reading response two
After reading Bettelheim’s essay, “The Struggle for Meaning,” I was reminded of a Neil Gaiman quote that is often used to support the reading of fairy tales. What is not known, is that that it is a much shorter version of something previously said by G. K. Chesterton.
Read the quotes, and write a brief response–keeping in mind our class discussion, but also stretching into your own opinions. What do you think? Aim for one fully developed, thoughtful paragraph.
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Gaiman
“Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.” Chesterton
no more than 250 for each response just responding to them
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