Okay, so my mission last week was to read fairytales and see how their themes are written. Some were obvious, some weren’t, and some had that many interpretations it really spun the mind.
Fairytales were originally cautionary tales that were passed down verbally from generation to generation. It was in the late middle ages that they were finally written down and grouped together to form collections.
I have learnt a lot about themes this week, and it was a refreshing change to writing (sorry Merilee, I think I am suffering burnout!) So I will work on this again next week, with something a little closer to my heart, looking up Swedish / Norwegian stories to see what themes they had and see how similar they are to their European counterparts.