Charles Perrault is one of the most famous fairy tale writers, popular among children. Just like the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen, as well as many other well-known fairy tale writers, he found inspiration for his stories in folk literature. To many great fairy tale writers, Perrault himself was a role … [Read more...] about Cinderella
Charles Perrault (1628. - 1703.) was born in Paris to a wealthy family as the seventh child. His father was very strict and imposed a particular kind of education upon him, so he decided to study law. When he finished school, he got a job in the public service.
Many consider him to be the founder of the most popular genre - fairy tale stories. He took his inspiration out of folks tales. Some of them were carried mouth to mouth, so the Grimm brothers also rewrote some of them. The fairy tale stories that Charles made famous are Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, and Puss in Boots.
This famous writer published another interesting book, called Tales of Mother Goose. It consisted of 8 fairy tale stories.
Charles published his work under the name of his son. His stories were so popular that they were adapted and screened. The first fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty was published in 1969.
Charles was considered to be one of the most influential people in the 17th century and a fighter for the younger generations. At this time there was a conflict between the older generation who believed that people should stick to the traditional way of writing and the young generation who were fighting for a new, fresh way of writing.
Fairytale heroes are mostly person with a soft character. Sometimes they are girls in troubles, girls in need of rescue from an evil stepmother or witch or girl who seek for a husband. Perrault’s Griselda is a soft, gentle female character that gets abused by her jealous husband throughout the whole story. She … [Read more...] about Griselda
The story "The Ridiculous Wishes", also known as "Three Ridiculous Wishes" is a French fairy tale by Charles Perrault and it was published in 1697 in Histoires ou Contes du temps passé. The story describes the life of an unsatisfied woodcutter who complained about the skies never granting him a wish. Then Jupiter … [Read more...] about The Ridiculous Wishes
The moral of every fairytale is that good conquers all, and in these fairytales, the same thing happens when the young princess lives a happy life with her prince and two kids, while the evil queen pays for her actions. Except for the happy ending many other events that a poor servant encountered are described in … [Read more...] about The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods
"Ricky of the Tuft" is a fairytale about two princesses and an ugly prince that received their abilities from a good fairy. We are used to miracles happen in fairytales and so did in this one. The prince fell in love with the most beautiful princess of all kingdom, but the love wasn’t mutual. Even though his … [Read more...] about Ricky of the Tuft
The fairytale "Fairies" is one of the most famous works by Charles Perrault. The story begins with a mother that had two daughters. They weren’t much alike and the older one was more like her mother while the younger one was known as the most beautiful girls that were a lot like a father who was well known as a kind … [Read more...] about The Fairies
This fairytale can be compared to Cinderella because of the ring that only fits one hand. The main theme of the story is the love between a young princess and a prince. A relationship between two families is being described so on one side we have the desperate princess’s father who wants to marry his daughter, but … [Read more...] about Donkeyskin
A tiny and wise boy named Little Thumb was very poor. In his intentions to help his family, he became smaller and smaller but wiser at the same time. He managed to confront an evil cannibal that wanted to eat his brothers and him. Even though his parents wanted to get rid of all of their obligations by leaving the … [Read more...] about Little Thumb
"Little Red Riding Hood" is one of the most famous stories from Perrault's fairytales. Even though witches, fairies, and other surreal creatures don’t appear in this story there are many unordinary events. Despite the fact that she was an obedient child, Little Red Riding Hood committed an irrational action, and a … [Read more...] about Little Red Riding Hood
Fairytales awaken human’s imagination and praise the prize that will go to those who are patient, hard-working, honest, and they tell us about people’s personalities which make us think if the people we believe in re worthy of our friendship and care. The moral of this story is that what you see isn’t always what … [Read more...] about Bluebeard