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English Composition 101 Honors Dr. C. Garner Why do our parents tell us fairy tales when we are children? It is my theory that they tell us imaginative tales to prepare us for future life lessons. But some tales can teach us better than others. Take, for instance, the epic battle of greatness between “Hansel and Gretel” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. “Hansel and Gretel” is a far better tale to learn from. Goldilocks is the tale of a troublesome girl inside the house that belongs to a family of bears. This tale teaches all the wrong things, like little girls should just walk into random houses, eat the owner’s food and break stuff. In the end, the story makes the bears, whose house and privacy has been violated, look like mean, little-girl- scaring monsters. On the other hand, “Hansel and Gretel” shows how bad life can sometimes get and how two kids survive a load of problems. The brother and sister deal with a troubled household and show the reader (an impressionable young child, no doubt) that even kids can use their wits to survive an attack from an evil witch to find their way home. First, let us examine the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. In the tale, Goldilocks is traveling in the woods when she comes upon a house, which belongs to a mother bear and father bear and a baby bear. Curious as to who lives in the house, she knocks at the door and no one answers, which she takes as an invitation to walk in. At this point, I’d say, “Kids, that’s called an unlawful entry, and no matter how good
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