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The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales - Study Guide Part 2: Chapters 5-9 Summary & Analysis

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Snow White is one of the most popular fairy tales on record. Although the story originated in Europe it has been told in various forms and languages all over the world for many centuries. In one version, Snow White is the child of the Count and Countess or the King and Queen. In another version, Snow White is found in the forest and becomes a surrogate daughter to the king, thereby invoking oedipal issues as well as the jealousy of the would-be surrogate mother. The more modern version of the fairy tale tends to leave the oedipal issues to the reader's imagination rather than forcing them into the forefront.

In each story, there is the use of three drops of red blood from the Queen. The blood represents purity, sexual innocence, and sexual desire. This is also to prepare young girls...

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