Part 1: Chapters 1-7
* Children that are denied fairy tales are being robbed.
* Fairy tales have deep and significant roots.
* Some parents disapprove of fairy tales.
* The differences between fairy tales, myths, and parables is discussed.
* Intellect is formed by experience and exposure to fantasy stories.
* The Oedipus Complex is explained.
* Author discusses fairy tales in various cultures.
* The concept of Optimism versus Pessimism is examined.
* Author addresses the importance of a dream life.
* The Pleasure Principle versus Reality is discussed.
Part 1: Chapters 8-15
* Children collect impressions that are not fully formed.
* Fantasy helps a child fill in gaps in understanding.
* Cinderella is used as an example of sibling rivalry.
* Fairy tales show children that it is always possible to find a solution.
* A child's dreams are very simple and create the need for fantasy.
* Adults not exposed to fairy tales may not understand internal and external worlds.
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