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Killing The Dragon
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"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
"The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable;
they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very
They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed
an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown
for the same reason that Agnostics worship it-- because it is a fact.
Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear,
or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea
of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already,
because it is in the world already.
Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey.
What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination.
What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon."
"G K Chesterton"
Photograph of Colors through Water.
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December 5th, 2012
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