The following ideas came out of our first (and only formal) discussion of “Tending the Heart of Virtue.” I may not have remembered them all, so by all means, faculty, chime in using the “Comments” section.
We started by reading the recent blog by Andrew Kern on Fairy Tales
We wondered together about common objections to Fairy tales – that they are not real, that they contain “evil” that children should not be exposed to, etc.
We speculated on our modern culture with its desire to avoid labels such as good/bad, evil/good, sin, hate, etc.
We discussed “other worlds” vs the “real world.”
We shared experiences with children who seem so comfortable and impressed by fairy tales.
What else, I know there was more, share the wealth…