Puss in boots is a well-known story by Charles Perrault, about the third and the youngest son who gets the worse part of the inheritance, almost nothing. That son got a cat for which was believed to be useless. In this fairytale, the main character, Cat, presents the qualities of a younger son which are … [Read more...] about Puss in Boots
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.