Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 2: A Fairy Tale

Posted By on October 2, 2014

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2 Responses to “Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 2: A Fairy Tale”

  1. Diana Whynacht says:

    "[Fairy tales] were intended to convey valuable life lessons to the offspring of people who lived a lot closer to reality than most in the so called 'first world' do now…"
    Exactly.

    Love the *new* version of Little Red Riding Hood, too 😉

  2. Jay Heathman says:

    I once had a big book, quite old, which had the original stories ( translated from the original texts in German, in some cases) from the time of the Grimms, Anderson and others, and indeed many were horrifying. Kids really got eaten, villains were actually boiled or burned alive… I don't recall the title but one even had an evil stepmother married to a King; she had her step-daughter killed and then had her flesh baked in pies which were fed to the King. The King found out what had happened and had the evil woman suspended by ropes and lowered into two cauldrons of molten lead, which he called her new dancing shoes. Imagine the howls that would emanate from the liberals if these were published today!

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