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#Writing101 #Day07: The Power of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman; Coraline

When I was a little girl, my first fairy tale was Snowhite. Not the Disney version, but the Grimm one adapted to children. It was a big book, with many pictures (it was for children who could not read) and every time I loved watching at this book, with my mum, who told me the story.

But my favorite character was Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. It’s not a real fairy tales, but I thought it was. Alice is my second name, so I thought the girl on the book was me. I liked her adventures and I found her very smart and “cool”.

My favorite fairy tales at all is the Beauty and the Beast (yes, I saw the disney version first). I love the message: Fall in love with someone for his soul not for his look, and there was a gigantic library, and castle and a lot of magic.

Everyone should read fairy tales at least once in his life. These stories are full of wisdom. With simple and incisive images it can  give immortal values. In fairy tales we can discover great character who can lean us how to act in everyday life.

Fairy tales are more than stupid stories for kids.

Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely

Terri Windly

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  1. How right you are! I remember having a very big book of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” as well. My favorite was and remains “Rapunzel”! And ..the written ones by the Brothers Grimm are far better than any Disney version.

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  2. Bellissimo post! Rilassante come una chiacchierata tra amiche bibliofile! ? (E un ottimo modo per rispolverare il mio inglese! ?) Un abbraccio!

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    • Ti ringrazio Sara, quando sarò meno miserabile passerò a e potrò gestire bene la questione delle due lingue XD Mi piace scrivere in Inglese ma l’Italiano lo padroneggio decisamente meglio XD

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