Fairy tales have been around as long as anyone can remember and are told to children from a very tender age. But in some cases, these stories carry obscure and unusual meaning which we fail to understand. We should first examine whether these stories should be encouraged or avoided. For example, the conventional image of a Princess is to look slim, beautiful and attractive to all men-- like 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Snow White' and 'Belle from Beauty and the Beast'. These messages damage the self-image of those girls who do not conform to the stereotype.
There are eight awful and misleading lessons that fairy tales teach us intentionally or unintentionally. Know them and decide by your own whether they should be encouraged or not.
In ''SLEEPING BEAUTY" the Prince who had never seen the girl fell in love with her to an extent that he kisses her within a second. And guess what? She magically gets healed.
You should fall in love with an ugly person because there is a chance they'll turn attractive. Yes! this is the insidious message from ''BEAUTY AND THE BEAST''
"Cinderella," a fairy tale which all girls love and adore. It teaches us that one day or the other, good things will happen to you. NO!! The real lesson is ''Go out at midnight and you'll find your Prince Charming,'' isn't it strange?
In SNOW WHITE, the story mainly focuses on the contentious relationship between a girl and her dad's new wife...Her stepmother hates her because she is more attractive.
Don't worry if you're unattractive now, when you'll grow up you will be beautiful. We gleaned the moral from "THE UGLY DUCKLING" who grows up to be the best-looking duck in the world.
In 'Jack And The Beanstalk" Jack repeatedly steals stuff from the giant, because jack was a person and giant was an ugly deformed creature.
Every time kids are taken in the woods, whether in 'SNOW WHITE' or "HANSEL AND GRETEL" it's because they are being kidnapped.
The ONLY way to handle someone getting in your house is to murder them as quickly as possible.
"The Three Little Pigs"teaches us this.