Tagged: Sleeping beauty
26/11/2017 at 8:01 am #73382
A report in an English “Newspaper ” said that a woman (or more likely a mz ) wants the sleeping beauty story banned because the prince didn’t get sleeping beauty’s permission to kiss her
Try to understand Mz, It’s a fairy story, written at a time when women were normal26/11/2017 at 8:22 am #73383
I heard that mal. And I burst out laughing!26/11/2017 at 9:40 am #73384
It would be laughable if it wasn’t yet another pointer toward where western society is heading.26/11/2017 at 1:09 pm #73388
Thank you mal. You made me stop and think. To whoever would ban the story of the sleeping beauty I would say: on a purely technical level, you could be correct. But she is asleep, so he cannot ask her permission. Without his kiss she will not awake, and the story would go nowhere. A bit of ‘poetic licence’ is acceptable here to bring about a happy ending.
The story should be considered in its entirety. To read anything perverse or unethical in to a small part of it is to take that part out of context?
The overall ‘flavour’ of the story is friendly and acceptable to children.
They like stories that begin ‘once upon a time’ and end with ‘and they lived happily ever after’.
So ‘Mz’ should leave well-enough alone.26/11/2017 at 3:43 pm #73389
I suggest you people do a search for the truth of this, the mother does not want the book banned but removed from her 6 year old sons curriculum.
While you are at it I suggest you read the original versions of Sleeping Beauty and the majority of other fairy tales, they do not make for nice reading for any young child.26/11/2017 at 4:00 pm #73390
Prince Charming should be brought to justice for sexual harrassment
What a disgusting creep – worse than Weinstein
By the way Mal – what is an mz ?
Beatrice – really? As McEnroe would say – You can’t be SERIOUS ???26/11/2017 at 5:44 pm #73394
I can’t speak for “you people” but only for myself.
I don’t look at these issues in isolation.
I see these issues that are emerging more frequently as time goes on, as a serious trend.
26/11/2017 at 7:42 pm #73398
- This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Salina.
Beatrice, I do agree that some children’s fairy tales are ‘harshly’ worded.
They can be quite ‘grimm’ in fact.
I well remember that when I read my children and then grand children stories at bedtime, I would sometimes change a word or a phrase as I went along, to make the story more palatable for young minds.
I think a lot of parents would have done the same over the years.
That did create a problem though, because if I didn’t remember exactly how I changed it the previous time, they would pull me up sharply, and tell me I was wrong. Even so, those were good times to be alive.
As an adult, I watched ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for the first time. I was amazed at how violent it was, and thought it unsuitable for young children. It surprised me, and still does, that it was so popular. Maybe I am out of step?
And by the way, I did reread ‘the sleeping beauty’ to refresh my memories of it. The version I read was relatively harmless.26/11/2017 at 8:02 pm #73399
Hello William, it was the original version of Sleeping Beauty I suggested people should read, not the current one.
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