I wanted to take this class right after I read its title and description. Learning about fairy tales is going to be a wonderful experience during my college life, because fairy tales have always been a source of enjoyment and imagination. By studying about characters like the Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel,... I can recall cheerful childhood memories, and also have an insight about what we are all familiar and grew up with. As a student majoring in Accounting and Mathematics, I chose this class to refresh and have something different among all other heavy and major-emphasized course works. I hope to understand about how Folks and Fairy tales influence people’s mind and their impact on our vision and perception. The role of folks and fairy tales in culture and society is also my great concern. In short my goal in this course is getting to know the impact of folks and fairy tales on individuals and the society.
My favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. I was intrigued by the story’s plot which The Little Mermaid, a young girl who dared to follow her dream, sacrificed her beautiful voice and left the sea just to be with her charming Prince, but everything still seemed not right for her. I got involved in the plot which tragic kept happening to her, and in the end she went to Heaven. What I like about this tale when I first read it is its difference from the others I had read before. It is not about a fantasy place that happiness and joy are around and a happy ending for the good one, but it illustrates the reality, which enforced me to contemplate.