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Growing up young girls always visualize and plan their fairy tale weddings taking scenes from Sleeping Beauty Snow White or other glorious weddings and adding their own special touch Some would think the older one gets the less they think about the fairy tales they heard as bed time stories but this is not so Life reflects in one way or another the same stories heard as a child and these fairy tales influence our actions in everyday circumstances And they lived happily ever after This phrase concludes so many fairy tales heard as a young child and created a desire for life to end up happily ever after From childbirth children are read to from books that explain everyday life but with glamour and glory This becomes the basis for how children view the world They look for the magic in difficult situations and sometimes believe it comes true when the explanation given is not comprehendible such as Santa Claus Everyone knows as a little child there is an element of magic in Santas work but the older one becomes the magic fades The everyday life of a child is filled with magic and imagination from tea parties to creating a scene with Barbie and Ken These modern scenes of role-playing are an interpretation of the fairy tales heard when younger Little girls seem to be more affected or influenced by these fairy tales because in the stories all the main characters that overcome the bad are beautiful smart women This creates an idea of how little girls should act when older and in the real world Little girls visualize their handsome prince sweeping them off their feet and having a glorious wedding just as they imagined and had heard about As Bettelheim mentions in The Childs Need for Magic as these children become older and logical explanations can be comprehended some of the fairy tale charm wears away but
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