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Children encounter problems with family life and love all throughout their younger years and have many questions that may be difficult to answer or discuss In his essay The Struggle for Meaning Bruno Bettelheim argues that the fairy-tale provides the child with information about death aging and poverty and many other issues that the typical safe story would never even attempt to conquer 311 By doing this fairy-tales provide the child with a good balance of morals and values that hopefully will help them to mature and solve problems of their own The fairy-tale simplifies the situation so that all of the elements and figures are clear 312 Three fairy-tales that provide good examples of these attributes are Hansel and Gretel Cinderella and Hop O My Thumb Poverty growth and independence are the major issues raised in the archetypal fairy-tale Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel is a typical model fairy-tale in which there is a tension raised between the security of home and the fun of adventure Poverty creates the predicament in this tale which cause the children to immediately grow up and become independent The children use their quick thinking wit to overcome the evil witch in this story which provides a good standard for any child reading this story The poverty dilemma is typical in fairy-tales there is no food at all for the family so the evil parent suggests leaving the children outside in the woods So the children are forced out of their home and left in the woods to fend for themselves This causes the children to immediately grow-up and become independent thinkers Hansel takes the protective role in the beginning of the story He is the one who initially overhears his father and stepmother planning to leave them in the woods therefore he collects rocks which he uses to follow the path home again Unfortunately the children are left again this time with no sense of
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