The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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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.

• Duplicity...

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