In today’s world of permanently down-to-earth attitudes and outlooks, it isn’t surprising that everybody likes to “escape” every once and a while. Fairy tales offer us this journey and allow us to deal with emotions that we don’t normally experience. When one sees something out of the ordinary, they are gripped by a feeling of being a part of something special, and they are drawn to whatever it is.
All stories are written by people who know what they’re writing about. After all, they’ve had similar dealings in the past, which is why they’re so touching. It seems like the good always outweighs the bad, though, and thatdefinitely shows when the two meet. When you have good morals, benefits always seem to come your way.
Imaginary tales such as Cinderella are prime examples. In her story you have a girl who is being oppressed by her step mother’s tedious and demeaning tasks, with all chance of a better life apparently impossible. Yet, as you find later on, a positive force (in this case her fairy god mother) recognizes the good in her and allows her to reach new levels of life. You can’t help but put yourself in Cinderella’s situation.
…And that is the most amazing thing about fairy tales – their ability to relate to you. Everybody sees Snow White’s queen’s jealousy and how it brings about her end, and sees the same principles taking effect in real life. The romance in Beauty and the Beast simply takes your life away, and reiterates the age-old saying: You can’t judge a book by its cover. How true that is, too, as the ‘beauty’ discovers.
The feeling that there is good in all people is simply coursing through the morals of all tales, satisfying an innate hunger that we all possess. Seeing a character from a great tale brings back only fond feelings – something almost impossible to achieve otherwise.
So why not be the life of the party with one of these classic costumes? The underlying social truths in every single account make any imaginable protagonist unique and exciting. Honestly, you can’t go wrong – trust me.