Essays · Fairy Tales

Essay: Horrific Parenting in Fairy Tales

There are virtually no good parents in the world of fairy tales. At best, there are saintly mothers who die immediately after giving birth, only to be replaced by an Evil Stepmother. I've read some brilliant analyses that point out that the Perfect Mother and the Evil Stepmother may, in fact, be one and the… Continue reading Essay: Horrific Parenting in Fairy Tales

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Book Review: East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Carole Bellacera

This is one of the most unconventional and brilliant ways of retelling a fairy tale that I've ever seen. I feel the need to preface my summary with this statement, because I know that the summary alone will alienate some peopleā€”I would have been one of those people, had I not had a passion for… Continue reading Book Review: East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Carole Bellacera