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In Bruno Bettelheim’s essay, The Uses of Enchantment, he explains the fairy tale of Snow White in a way which makes the reader think critically. He makes the reader explore their mind to better understand a tale in a way, which they have not explored. This essay begins with Bettelheim talking about “Narcissus, who was a Greek god who loved only himself, so much that he became swallowed up by his self-love.” (Bettelheim p202) …

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…most beautiful of the land. Bettelheim also showed that fairy tales help children to deal with their problems where they occur. He showed how the tales illustrate to children that running away from their problems is not always the best idea. That sends a great example to children everywhere. Bettelheim explanations and illustrations help to better understand the true meaning a fairy tales in a way that most people have not explored. Works Cited Page