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: The Poison Apples by Lily Archer

Yes...I am talking about a children's book. An odd choice, I know. I have nothing against children's books; a lot of my favorite books are children's books. But those tend to be stories that are written to be appealing to children, but also appeal to an older audience. This is not one of those. This… Continue reading Book Review: The Poison Apples by Lily Archer