YHU Scientific Journal, Vol 8, p.68-72, 2023
UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER: THE UNIQUE PERCEPTION OF MORALITY IN ANDERSEN’S FAIRY TALES
Submitted 04.06.2023, accepted 10.07.2023
Abstract. The aim of this paper is to focus on exploration of the phenomenon of unhappy endings in tales written by Hans Christian Andersen. Two of his fairy tales were analyzed by applying a moral approach, revealing the ambiguity of the unhappy endings and moral warnings through the folk stories.
Keywords: Fairy tale, moral value, story, children literature, medieval society, poor girl