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Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
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Daemon wrote:
Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)


Morality is a delicate business - if it was pushed too hard and too far, it might have an opposite effect... The same often happens with love.
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Context, from the introdution of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Introduction

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.

Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum

Chicago, April, 1900.

Read more :https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/oz-1.html
abrar
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Well Said....

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Laura Andrade
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This is happening on more genres, not only fairy tales. I was writing horror tales, myths, and legends, and they are not interested on ghost, mythic monsters, or dead people, they just want blood, killing, madness...
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Anyone who saw those monkeys in the film at a young age? - nightmares!

But the best fantasy always asks moral questions, without giving easy answers.

flying monkeys
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