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The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales - Part 1: Chapters 8-15 Summary & Analysis

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A child's mind tends to contain a collection of ill assorted impressions that are only partially formed. Fantasy allows the child to fill in the gaps created due to lack of pertinent information as well as understanding and maturity. Fairy tales tend to work the same way as a child's mind. In the beginning, the story tends to start out in a realistic way. A child can typically relate to this because education teaches one how to recognize a problem and develop a solution. Fairy tales tend to relay this message in a fantastic way. Bettelheim uses the story of Cinderella. Although a child may feel that his treatment is unfair or that his siblings receive preferential treatment, no one is subjected to the same circumstances as Cinderella when she is forced to wait on her evil stepsisters, do all the...

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