Rapunzel is a classic fairy tale most known from (what else) Disney's adaptation titled Tangled. It is also a story about the search for freedom and fights against selfish control freaks.
The story of Bluebeard is based on real people and real events. Some know it as a fairy tale, others as a movie, but we all we should look at it as a cautionary tale. Who was real Bluebeard anyway?
It looks everybody knows the story about Little Red Hen in at least one of many known versions with different morals. It is a story with powerful message and many lessons to learn.
Andersen's Little Mermaid is much deeper and rewarding to the audience. than Disney animated movie. Why? It was originally written as a love letter!
The fairy tale Frog King was thoughtfully tailored to beliefs of writers through numerous editions and changing norms in society ...
Red riding hood is not just another story about good defeating evil. It is also great material for historical and social studies.
Many fairy tales share basic elements with classical myths. Beauty and Beast can be interpreted as Cupid and Psyche retold, but it shares basic elements with many other myths too.
Well known story about the sleeping beauty has many variations and sometimes pretty surprising interpretations. It is probably the most important truth about the origin of fairy tales too.
Puss in the Boots is a popular fairy tale by Charles Perrault which can be interpreted in many surprising ways. We can look at it as a story about the power of the words.