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Offline Frank

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Grimms' Fairy Tails
« on: April 13, 2022, 07:36:12 AM »
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  • From a Catholic perspective, any thoughts on Grimms' Fairy Tails?  Good? Bad? Neutral?

    Offline josefamenendez

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    Re: Grimms' Fairy Tails
    « Reply #1 on: April 13, 2022, 08:06:22 AM »
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  • For some reason, they always gave me the creeps as a child. They still do.


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    Re: Grimms' Fairy Tails
    « Reply #2 on: April 13, 2022, 08:08:10 AM »
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  • Neutral. I look at them as European folklore. By modern sensibilities they might be "shocking", but they're not immoral.
    "Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." [Matt. 6:34]

    "In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin." [Ecclus. 7:40]

    "A holy man continueth in wisdom as the sun: but a fool is changed as the moon." [Ecclus. 27:12]

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    Re: Grimms' Fairy Tails
    « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2022, 06:26:24 PM »
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  • For what it is worth, Dr. David Allen White saw Grimm's and other fairytales as ultimately beneficial and a part of Catholic culture. He described them as "one of the glues that held generations together." 

    He talks about fairytales in detail in the middle of his intro talk about David Copperfield: 

    https://catholicconferences.bandcamp.com/track/an-introduction-to-dickens-dr-david-a-white 

    He starts talking about fairytales 36 min 36 seconds in. At about 39 minutes in he starts talking about the role of dark themes in fairy tales.  

    Not saying this is necessarily the only Catholic viewpoint on the subject, but definitely worth a listen.