Transcript Characteristics of Fairy Tales By Sonya Newton
Characteristics of Fairy Tales By Sonya Newton Definition of Fairy Tales • Fairy tale means “fanciful tale”. • It is story that has been passed down from generation to generation. Usually it is passed down orally. • These stories are meant for children. Definition of Fairy Tales • Fairy tales exist in all different cultures. • A legendary deed takes place in which an act is performed by a hero. • Contemporary fairy tales are moral or ethical stories. Lessons are taught and learned. Characteristics of Fairy Tales: Characters Usually fairy tales have imaginary animals or people. For example dragons, elves, gnomes, trolls, giants, and witches. The characters are fanciful creatures who are involved in extraordinary adventures. Characteristics of Fairy Tales: Setting The setting of a fairy tale is identified as an undefined time and place. It typically takes place in an “unknown” environment that does not necessarily exist. Characteristics of Fairy Tales: Key Traits It is a magical story that cannot be real. Typically magic is involved throughout the story whether it is a magic beanstalk or a frog that turns into a prince. Therefore, a transformation takes place throughout the story. Famous Examples of Fairy Tales . . . • • • • • • • • • Jack and the Beanstalk Aladdin Cinderella Little Red Riding Hood 3 Little Pigs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Goldilocks Rumplestiltskin Beauty and the Beast Now test your knowledge of fairy tales . . . Fairy Tale Quiz Fairy tale means . . . “favorite stories” “fanciful stories” “fake stories” “flavorful stories” Fairy Tale Quiz The following is an example of a character in a fairy tale . . . dragons witches giants all of the above Fairy Tale Quiz _______________ is/are involved in almost all fairy tales. lessons children magic castles Fairy Tale Quiz Fairy tale settings are identified as . . . present time and place undefined time and place past time and place a real time and place Fairy Tale Quiz One characteristic that makes the beast in the story “Beauty and the Beast” a fairy tale character is . . . he is a hero he is in love with a girl he is mean his transformation Fairy Tale Quiz One character that makes the story “Jack and the Beanstalk” a fairy tale is . . . Jack the giant chicken Jack’s mother Fairy Tale Quiz Which is not an example of a fairy tale story is . . . “Humpty Dumpty” “Little Red Riding Hood” “Cinderella” “Rumplestiltskin” Fairy Tale Quiz Fairy tales were originally meant for . . . children and adults children adults animals Wrong Answer, Try Again! . . .And they lived happily ever after. The End!