A Summary and Analysis of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’ Fairy Tale — Interesting Literature

‘The Red Shoes’ (1845) is perhaps the strangest of all of Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known fairy tales. Divining the meaning of some of Andersen’s other stories for children is relatively easy, but a number of aspects of the meaning and symbolism of ‘The Red Shoes’ remain troubling. Let’s take a […]

A Summary and Analysis of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’ Fairy Tale — Interesting Literature

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

The unofficial holiday encourages celebrators to read, tell, and listen to fairy tales from around the world.

I want to hear all about your favourite fairy tales!

A form of folk tales, fairy tales have a strong oral and written tradition all around the world – with cultures adopting whole or parts of tales from other cultures. Did you know? Before the 17th century, fairy tales often had themes unsuitable for children and were written mostly for adults. Which is interesting, because that is around the time of the Grimms Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen, which, personally, I probably tell those particular tales to my children, lol

I guess things were different then though, lol

I was always fascinated by the tale of “Snow-White and Rose-Red” Brothers Grimm. Why? Probably had something to do with the Bear turning into a Prince. Which explain my favourite Disney Fairy Tale.

Which by the way, you should all watch the French modern version, if you can handle subtitles … It is a beautiful film!

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Before I get onto asking so what are we going to read today. Something really odd happened over night, and was just trying to see if it happened to others too? I guess it was kind of like a fairy tale? Can’t possibly be real, lol

That was a nice thing to sign into this morning, but my goodness, I don’t believe it, haha. I think there’s been a bug somewhere. The views have mainly come from America.

Back onto topic.

Today is “Read a Fairy Tale” day and I would love to hear what some of your favourite fairy tales are. Are they ones we may not have heard of before, are they ones shared in your own family from generation to generation? Is there a Fairy Tale that you love above all other, is there a fairy tale that you love the lessons that are taught.

Personally, my favourite Disney one is Beauty and Beast, up their with The Lion King. One of the original type Fairy Tales, I enjoy is “Snow-White and Rose-Red”. This Snow White, is not the same Snow White in the classic Disney films. This Snow-White encounters a bear and only one dwarf. I believe the moral of the story is to help others, even those who are ungrateful, and of course, kindness is it’s own rewards.