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Fairy Tales: Meanings, Messages, and Morals

University of Newcastle via FutureLearn

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Found in Literature

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Overview

Discover the fascinating circumstances and meanings behind fairy tales

On this course, you will look deeper into the enchanting and surprisingly dark themes of several well-known European fairy tales.

What were the authors thinking? What were the cultural and personal concerns that have shaped these stories? What are the readers being asked to believe?

By considering the historical context of fairy tales and examining the characters, styles, and plots, you will discover that the intended morals of the original stories may not be exactly what you first thought.

This course is for anyone interested in fairy tales and literary analysis, including reading enthusiasts, storytellers, and creative writers.

Taught by

Caroline Webb

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Isidora D
5.0 2 months ago
by Isidora completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Excellent course without too many technicalities, easy to understand and comment. It shows little window in ways how we can analyze fairy tales and surprises you with origin of tales. As a result students really write and read comments, and were engaged.
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Isidora D
5.0 4 weeks ago
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Videos were excellent, fellow students really made comments and whole experiance was just something else. Educators put so much effort!
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