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Bruno Bettelheim book The Uses of Enchantment. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales revd. The Uses of Enchantment has ratings and reviews. I had to read Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment many years ago for a university- level. The Uses of Bettelheim’s. The Uses of Enchantment. Late last winter Dr. Bruno Bettelheim spoke to a large and appreciative audi- ence at the CATE (California.

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From what I’ve learned outside this book, the differences between different groups of European fairy tales–French versus Italian versus English versus German, etc.

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Their Origin, Meaning, and Usefulnessrev. Bauman talks about this fairy tale in Moral Blindness — how the lesson of the story is that everyone needs somewhere to be able to hide their deepest secrets and that being prepared to accept that people — even people you love very much — should be allowed room to conceal some things from you is actually an act of true love.

However, I found his dependence on the psychological beliefs of Freud too heavy. For the enchzntment of knowledge and wisdom, The Uses of Enchantment: For looking at fairy tales, this is a useful starting place but should be taken as the beginning, not the end of, the conversation.

I did not always agree with him.

The short version of what this book is about is that fairy tales are a very particular genre. I absolutely love this book.

Offers much insight into the positive ways children interact psychologically with fairy tales and fairy tale tellers. However, after Bruno Bettelheim’s death init has been suggested and also now been pretty much proven without a doubt that he callously plagiarised from colleagues and that even many of his supposed academic credentials were in fact at best misrepresented and fudged a bit.


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View all 7 comments. All the penises you could ever possibly want! Tootle liked to play with flowers, but it was very important that he been kept on the right track could a metaphor be more laboured?

Em A Bela Adormecida mostra o auge da feminilidade pra o autor e mais. Bettelheim missed the Welsh tale of Sir Gawain and the Loathely Lady, in which it is the bride who is loathesome enchantmeng monstrous.

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Read more Read less. But don’t tell your children what Bruno said was the meaning of the story. Print Hardcover and Paperback.

And furthermore, “The Frog King” may be superior to modern sex education in that it acknowledges that a child may find sex disgusting, and this may serve a protective function for the child. One of the things brujo need to understand, he says, is that in their original form, before being twisted into “clean” stories by Disney, fairy tales help children face their earliest and darkest of fears.

They make us human. No trivia or quizzes yet. I can appreciate some of the stories he tells about the way people relate to stories, even if the psychoanalysis behind it is laughable at times. To ask other readers questions about The Uses of Enchantmentplease sign up. enchantmwnt


I don’t like books that leave no room for individual interpretation. Should have looked more carefully at the author’s bio.

See all reviews. However, a lot of what he wrote was pretty interesting, even if I disagreed. Once he does start using historical context brunp his analyses, he rarely touches on the history of the stories’ use–who told them, where, why, etc.

It was assigned for my Storytelling class, otherwise I would’ve dropped it enchantmeht the introduction. Vintage Books Random House, Children will naturally understand that violent ends to fairy-tale villains are just and therefore nothing to be upset about.

The snake in the Garden of Eden, incidentally, is also a penis.

Mar 30, J. Segal writes, “It is the disjunction between Bettelheim’s up-to-date approach to fairy tales and his old-fashioned approach to myths that is striking. The Uses of Enchantment 1 14 Jul 14, The point being that it is important that the Prince finds her at home — and covered in filth. Thank you for your feedback. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The great child psychologist gives us a moving revelation of the enormous and irreplaceable value of fairy tales – how they educate, support and liberate the emotions of children. You feel as though he’s using one set of fairy tales to explain another.