Short Essay Questions Key
1. Bruno Bettelheim quotes Charles Dickens on fairy tales. What does Dickens say?
Dickens said: "Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss."
2. How does Dickens' statement relate to the conflict of allowing children to experience fairy tales?
Dickens' statement backs up his belief that any child who is robbed of fairy tales suffers the loss of valuable learning experiences.
3. Who is Louis MacNeice and what does he say about fairy tales?
Louis MacNeice is a poet that believes that fairy tales can be more significant and have deeper roots than any novel.
4. What use do fairy tales have in the life of a child?
Fairy tales allow the child to discover his own identity and help form necessary experiences associated with character development.
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