Ingredients of A Fairy Tale=
1 Upon a Time
4 or 5 Stereotypes
3 or 4 Stock Characters
1 simple plot
Good versus Evil
True Love Manifested (depressingly or not)
and possibly ending with Happily Ever After
Told and Retold, Reshaped and Reworked: I LOVE reading all of the versions of fairy tales!
But the thing about fairy tales is that that they are a collection of data on the human race. The more versions you read, the more insight you build about the human race, and the more you allow the stories to interact, the more you start to understand who we are, and how we work!
That’s what is amazing about fairy tales–the more they are stock the more true they are, the more versions exist, the more the human condition is explained…That is what is SO META about fairy tales!!!