Monday, 2 May 2011

Fascinating Stories Behind Fairy Tales

Tell Me a Story


It’s a little disconcerting to know that the real stories behind the fairy tales that made your eyes go all sparkly as a child were originally tales of rape, self-injury and forced abandonment.

The inspiration behind these stories simply resonated more clearly and relevantly with audiences at the time they were created, and have since been adapted to please our morals and desire for happy endings today. Whether you’re a literature student or just interested in "real-life" accounts behind fictional tales, there are fascinating histories behind your favourite fairy tales.

To find out more, read the full fascinating article on Matchacollege 


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