Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Which Do You Prefer?

As you have read previously, there are a lot of differences between the gruesome tales and the delightful renditions.  I have had a hard time trying to figure out which version I like better. 

The gruesome ones seem more realistic to our violent ways of life than the Disney-type stories.  Princes do not randomly appear and marry a stranger within the course of one day.  More realistically, they would date around, lose interest, find someone new, and then eventually settle down.  If only life could be like a happily ever after fairytale. 

To decide between these two different versions, I would have to go with my mood for that day.  If I am feeling like a hopeless romantic, then I would definitely choose the delightful, unrealistic fairytales that gives everyone the hope of finding a prince.  If I am feeling angered or frustrated, I would choose the gruesome tales so that I could see the evil characters suffer and get what they deserved.

Overall, if I had to choose one, I would go with the delightful renditions.  I like seeing a happily ever after ending and like pretending that they do happen a lot, even though the chances are very slim.  For me, there is nothing like watching a good ol’ Disney Princess movie.

So, if you had to choose one version to read, which would you prefer?


  1. I would stick to Disney. There is enough crudeness, violence and anger in this world as is, so Disney manages to provide children, teenagers and even adults with an escape of this gruesome reality into a world where anything is possible. :)