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I was fascinated by reading fairy tales especially the ones by the Brothers Grimm By analyzing them according to the protagonists settings themes and occurrences I have noticed many similarities in the fairy tales I found the protagonists of all the stories to be mystical and mysterious Many of the protagonists tended to be characters such as Kings and Queens and other authority figures Perhaps this was so the children could look up to them Second of all I noticed that there was always something unique about the protagonists that made them different from people in the ordinary world I read a variety of protagonists such as hunters poor peasants a lazy girl three little men and a Miller and his wife I did not read one fairy tale that had a plain and ordinary type of protagonist In the way of settings I again noticed that most of the settings were peculiar in some way or another Rarely would I read of a setting of an ordinary place such as what you and I may live in they always had something mystical about them Only places that children dreamed about were used These were places such as palaces and Kingdoms mystical forests or a witches castle One story was of a lonely cabin located in a mystical forest I suppose places like these were used to provoke the children imagination Many of the themes I found to be quite common I quite often found them to be about a boy and a girl and them getting together There was also usually some sort of a competition were the protagonist would win and get the girl The boy and the girl were often a prince and a princess In almost all fairy tales the protagonist was put in a situation where there was a problem In Cinderellas case she had no money and three wicked
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