Monday, March 28, 2011

boudries

In classic fairy stories,magical creatures are either incorporated in the world of the main characters or have a separate world of their own. The boundary is usually unclear and only open to those chosen. Does this mean only specific people are worthy to see such a world. Does this reflect any ideas of how humans should be like to be worthy of special knowledge of such worlds.

1 comment:

Theodred said...

In some fairy stories, the characters that enter the world enter not because they want to, but because they need to. Perhaps it is not a question of being worthy, but of needing to enter the world and to benefit from the experience. Then again, perhaps the need to enter the world is what makes a character worthy of entering.