The role of fairies as educators : a worldwide influence to stay
For many centuries, children have known fairytales. Whether they were read to them by their parents, or whether they have been exposed to them through Disney movies and other adaptations; one cannot ignore that they have become an integral part of one's childhood memories. However, one often tends to forget the didactic nature of those fairytales and the real life fairies that created them, for they were and remain educators.
While uncovering the lives of those famous female writers of the late seventeenth-century, one will be able to better grasp the environment in which they lived and thus will understand the context in which their tales were written, the educating lessons that they were trying to convey, and the universal moralities that remain forever engraived in history. These women were educators, and so were their fictional fairies; for they conveyed information. onto others, just like a teacher conveys inform~tion to a student. They wanted to be heard, and their tales, for this reason, will forever remain timeless.
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Trinquet du Lys, Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Hamanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Bodin, Anne Laure J., "The role of fairies as educators : a worldwide influence to stay" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 887.