Faiytales are just make believe- disucss?

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Does anyone have any arguments that agree with this or any links to critical essays?

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They're fairytales. Clue is in the name.
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They're fairytales. Clue is in the name.
Thanks but i'm looking for critical essays that support the statement as this is a debate we are discussing
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Thanks but i'm looking for critical essays that support the statement as this is a debate we are discussing
You were also looking for arguments agreeing with it, and that's my argument. Not a scientific one, but still an argument.

Look on Google scholar for journal articles. What subject is this and at what level?
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You were also looking for arguments agreeing with it, and that's my argument. Not a scientific one, but still an argument.

Look on Google scholar for journal articles. What subject is this and at what level?
Thank you and hope I didn't come across rude and this is for A level law
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Fairytales are fictional stories, but just like movies that are "based on a true story" they can have some truth behind them or a moral to them. I believe they were often used to warn children to stay out of the woods or as exaggerations of real events.
So although the children being eaten by a witch is make believe, the danger of being rude to your parents and them ditching you could be a real warning. Snow White may never have existed, but the message of not trusting a creepy old lady trying to give you food is real.
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Thank you and hope I didn't come across rude and this is for A level law
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No it didn't come across rude.
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Yup they’re fake but I still love em😂
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Arguably many of the classic fairytales like Snow White are based off real people in history (hers was off some 16th century European but can’t remember what exactly happened), but are all really gruesome so were altered to cater to a young audience. So when you think of it like that, they’re not entirely make-believe because they’re about real events, just watered down.
Then a lot of them have morals as well, cautionary tales and stories that are used to teach kids right and wrong in the real world. So stories aren’t explicitly real but their implicit meanings are.
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Arguably many of the classic fairytales like Snow White are based off real people in history (hers was off some 16th century European but can’t remember what exactly happened), but are all really gruesome so were altered to cater to a young audience. So when you think of it like that, they’re not entirely make-believe because they’re about real events, just watered down.
Then a lot of them have morals as well, cautionary tales and stories that are used to teach kids right and wrong in the real world. So stories aren’t explicitly real but their implicit meanings are.
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Yup they’re fake but I still love em😂
haha me too

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No it didn't come across rude.
Thanks!
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What does this have to do with law?
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What does this have to do with law?
I think its just debating, my teacher set it as a class debate
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What does this have to do with law?
Seconded but let's see what happens
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Well, resort to the good old debaters' trick of quibbling over the meaning of a word in the title.

This title has a spectacularly ambiguous word in it: "just". You don't have to read it as meaning "only" ... and since this is a law assignment, I think it would be perfectly reasonable to make your argument that no, many of them are UNjust make-believe. There's not a whole lot of justice in many of them!

You'll really wrong-foot your adversaries with that argument. If they're wide awake enough they'll shoot back "noscitur a sociis" at you; so be ready to argue that the legal context cannot be ignores, and that "just" is a legal term of art ...
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Well, resort to the good old debaters' trick of quibbling over the meaning of a word in the title.

This title has a spectacularly ambiguous word in it: "just". You don't have to read it as meaning "only" ... and since this is a law assignment, I think it would be perfectly reasonable to make your argument that no, many of them are UNjust make-believe. There's not a whole lot of justice in many of them!

You'll really wrong-foot your adversaries with that argument. If they're wide awake enough they'll shoot back "noscitur a sociis" at you; so be ready to argue that the legal context cannot be ignores, and that "just" is a legal term of art ...
Thanks wouldnt have thought of that!
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