In this module, you’ve read, listened to, or watched a number of fairy tales as they were collected, recorded, written, and shaped by some of the people most associated with fairy tales. Some may have come from oral tales, some may have been created. These aren’t so much the “original” tales, but versions that were recorded that have had lasting staying power in this textual form. But fairy tales are constantly shifting and changing as we will see in the upcoming weeks.
Thinking of the stories as presented this week, it is important to note that many of these were stories that were shared with adults and children. What values might these stories have conveyed? What does the content of the stories reveal about the world they were written in?
Were you familiar with these stories before? These older versions of the story? What surprised you or was unexpected? Were any stories or moments particularly memorable? Has anything changed in how you think about fairy tales?
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When you’ve finished head over to Vocal Exercises for Week #3