Bruno Bettelheim book The Uses of Enchantment. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales revd. The Uses of Enchantment has ratings and reviews. I had to read Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment many years ago for a university- level. The Uses of Bettelheim’s. The Uses of Enchantment. Late last winter Dr. Bruno Bettelheim spoke to a large and appreciative audi- ence at the CATE (California.

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Apr 29, Katherine Sas rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh, and the dwarfs in Snow White? Of lately–few past thhe tales have gotten a bad reputation, often cited as examples of horrible role models for girls and boys.

You should read to a child what they love and expose them to many different types of literature.

They make us brhno. The author encchantment says that the Prince is revolted by the blood from the ugly sisters because it makes the sexual allusions all too clear, and like Cinderella, this is a rite of passage for him too towards being prepared for sexual love. Not because of the castration myths or even that Little Red Riding Hood is really about a young girl exploring the dangerous side of her sexuality.

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The Uses of Enchantment

How can I have been taken in by this?? However, the danger of this reading is that, having discovered this subtext, the critic forgets his own appeal for the importance of the “freedom of the reader” and reduces all meat of the story to these subconscious anxieties and desires.

Well, to be entirely fair, I did feel pretty strange and uncomfortable mostly the first time I read The Uses of Enchantment for that course I was taking, and now, more than thirty years after that university level perusal, I no longer really feel all that massively uncomfortable, I just feel as though Bruno Bettelheim is a bit over-the-top with his Freudian fairy tale analyses and I can at least partially enjoy and also find some rather perverse humour in just how sexually charged the author seems to consider many if not most fairy tales to be and in their entirety in other words, I find the author’s one-sidedness of interpretation rather hilarious and yes also a bit sad, as The Uses of Enchantment really does not seem to show much if any possibility that there are different manners of interpretation possible and probable, that everything is somehow psychologically based on sex and on Freud’s attitudes towards sex.


However, this does not unfortunately appear to have been the case with Bruno Bettelheim, as in his The Uses of Enchantment he almost verbatim uses entire passages from especially Julius E. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. View all 31 comments. Are all psychiatrists obssessed with sex?

The fairy tale is an important part of this tradition that has a long and rich history spanning thousands of years. Heuscher himself stated that he was not bothered by the disclosures. There were times when I would have been sure it was written in the s.

Perrault did not accept the fairy tale as an equal to the classics, but of course ehchantment was a 17th century academic, and he also defended fairy tales, their writers, and the common language against other academics of his time. So okay – this has some interesting and convincing analyses in it.

He then, t While I did enjoy some of the historical information regarding the origin of various fairy tales, this is not a book that I enjoyed or would recommend.

What I did NOT enjoy, and what so clearly dated this book, was the the application of Freudian theory to almost every detail of the various fairy tales dissected. Feb 13, Jason rated it liked it. However, it seems we–modern us–are in part responsible for turning fairy tales into those kind of stories because they weren’t like that originally.

It is compulsively readable. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Rhe of Enchantment: Dec 24, Mallory rated it it was ok Shelves: Also I would’ve liked to see more thought put into the rigid gender norms and overall sexism all these stories embody.

It offers insight into the lasting value of these old tales, which were created and have been passed along for reasons far beyond, and infinitely more enriching, than merely entertainment. I’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way thhe. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Often disturbing but so insightful into the hidden possibilities of the meanings of original fairy tales. Read more Read less.


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Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. Saldainis, o ne knyga. From Bettleheim’s point of view, the fairy tale is a “manifold form” that communicates to the child, educates them, against life’s vagaries and realities, which are the unavoidable aspects of our existence.

This is an amazing and amazingly flawed book. One of my favorites– instead of: Here is the reassurance for the child who believes they are beneath contempt and undeserving of love — that someone will love them despite it all.

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I also did not enchantmeng how to start reading about fairy tales’ criticism, so as a beginning it helped my initiation to the subject. Good people need to be rewarded, bad people need to be punished. No trivia or quizzes yet. Enchanttment the first to ask a question about The Uses of Enchantment. He has some valuable things to ebttelheim, but he belabors his sexual ideas so these get drowned out.

Write a customer review. Jack’s climbing up the beanstalk represents Jack’s disc I don’t think I could have taken much more of this. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales is a book by Austrian -born American author Bruno Bettelheimin which the author analyzes fairy tales in terms of Freudian psychoanalysis.

Now, this is the bit I never realised before. Leia os livros de Marie-Louise von Franz. I would highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys learning about another perspective of some of the most famous stories ever told.