I love fairy tales. I love all fairy tales. I love Disney versions. I appreciate the Brothers Grimm versions. I love seeing how different cultures interpret fairy tales. And I adore modern reinventions of fairy tales.
There are a lot of reasons to love fairy tales. For one thing, they show that life isn’t perfect. Bad things happen to good people. It’s important for stories to represent that be cause that’s real life. But fairy tales also show that everything has a way of working out in the end. And it’s important to show that good people come out on top despite having the odds stacked against them.
I also love the timelessness of fairy tales. The core stories have been around for hundreds of years. Yet with every generation they are reimagined into something new and exciting. These stories never grow old and never stop being relevant which I think is fabulous.
There’s also the fact that everyone can relate to fairy tales. Everyone knows a “good guy” who’s battling a “bad guy”. These aren’t new or revolutionary ideas; they’re a basic part of life. And when a story can connect with people on a basic level, that’s what makes it real. That’s what makes it relevant.
Maybe fairy tales aren’t for everyone, and that’s OK. Maybe some people can’t see past the dragons and magic and top layer glamour. Not everyone can. But when you can, there’s a whole lot of awesome and relatability.