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What are fairy tales Fairy tale is a fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures usually intended for children because it contains a fictitious highly fanciful story or explanation It is also a belief that has become associated with a person institution or occurrence especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal To me fairy tales contain not only imaginative stories but also the wishes dreams and hopes of ordinary people Although people from variety backgrounds have different points of view they share the same wishes and dreams values and beliefs Therefore we often encounter similarities among fairy tales from different cultures If we only talk about fairy tales they mostly have the same meanings or values If we go into details however we will recognize some slight differences among them This is clearly reflected in Tam and Cam and The Politically Correct Cinderella In The Politically Correct Cinderella by James Finn Garner we see all pictures which strongly show the western culture Beside that in Tam and Cam VietNam it demonstrates another aspect of the Eastern culture In fairy tales we can find many distinctive elements values beliefs and norms of culture There are many similar beliefs in different cultures For example every culture or society emphasizes that people should always live with a good heart When we treat others well we receive back the same things If we treat other badly we receive awful things This is the exact meaning of what goes around comes around List of English proverbs In return both stories are built on the same concept that good will deserves prize and hard working will be paid Tam and Cinderella have the same situations Their mothers died and their fathers go on getting married with other women Their stepmothers and stepsisters treat her very badly and use them as unpaid labor Her stepmother was serve and treated the girl harshly Tam has to labor all day and long
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