Monday, August 27, 2012

Why Fairy Tales?

I remember being a child and loving the Disney movies. I am sure I had almost every movie on VHS, and I was always watching them. I loved to pretend that I was one of the characters from the movies I would watch. Still to this day I am a huge Disney fan.

I chose From Grimm to Disney as my FYS not only because I love Disney movies, but also because I am very interested in the Grimm fairy tales. Fairy tales fascinate me and I am excited to learn about the stories that the movies I grew up watching originated from. I love the nature of the stories, and the sense of wonder that they bring. In this class I hope to better understand the fairy tales that I have become so fascinated with. I also want to enhance my analytical skills so that I will be able to recognize things that I may not have noticed before.

I would have to say that my favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I have always been somewhat of a “hopeless romantic” and I am always up for a good love story. I love how Beauty and the Beast is not just a story, but a lesson as well. Things are not always what they seem. There is more to someone than what is seen from the outside. It is what on the inside that counts. I love that even though the Beast was aggressive and unattractive, Belle was able to see past that and fall in love.

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