Throughout history, fairytales have been the way to teach young children important life lessons through easy to understand stories; yet, the many intricate details and subconscious decisions of those transcribing the stories in their time still puzzle and give new insight to children and adults alike to this day.Barchilon, Jacques, and Peter Flinders. “Perrault’s Fairy Tales as Literature.” Children’s Literature Review, edited by Tom Burns, vol. 134, Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420082196/GLS?u=huntbpl_ps&sid =GLS&xid=01038a38. Accessed 17 Jan. 2018.Briefly discusses each of Perrault’s fairytales and their morals. Connects them to each other and happenings of the 17th century. Finally discusses the supernatural elements of these stories.Hempen, Daniela. “Bluebeard’s female helper: the ambiguous role of the strange old woman in the Grimms’ ‘Castle of Murder’ and ‘The Robber Bridegroom.'(Research Paper).” Folklore, vol. 108, 1997, p. 45+. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A20438234/GLS?u=huntbpl_ps&sid=GLS&xid=5e4cc84e. Accessed 17 Jan. 2018.Questions the role of the old woman in stories of “Bluebeard” and discusses the difference between the intended reasoning and moral with what is generally accepted by the reader.Michaelis-Jena, Ruth. “Oral Tradition and the Brothers Grimm.” Vol. 82, no. 4, 1971, pp. 265–75., www.jstor.org/stable/1260545. Accessed 17 Jan. 2018.Tells of how the Grimm Brothers collected their stories, view of fairytales and ideology of the time, and the power and importance of oral tradition.Tatar, Maria. The Classic Fairy Tales: Texts, Criticism. Norton, 2007.A collection of fairytales and literary criticisms. Used for evidence from the original stories themselves to support claims, and quotation from other sources.Other SourcesTatar, Maria M. “Beauties vs. Beasts in the Grimms’ Nursery and Household Tales.” Short Story Criticism, edited by Rachelle Mucha and Thomas J. Schoenberg, vol. 88, Gale, 2006. Literature Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1420071468/GLS?u =huntbpl_ps&sid=GLS&xid=b56a5f2f. Accessed 17 Jan. 2018.Warner, Marina. “Mother Goose Tales: Female Fiction, Female Fact?” Folklore, vol. 101, no. 1, 1990, pp. 3–25. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1259880.

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