why do fairy tales have happy ending

Philippines
December 6, 2009 12:41pm CST
There are a number of fairy tales often read in books and shown in movies. A lot of people say that fairy tales are mirrors of life. If it does, that it mean that a person's life has always a happy ending? Why then do lovers part ways?
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@coldmoon (1092)
• France
7 Dec 09
I think just the first part of fairy tales is mirror of life, because it reflects the reality in society : the good people often suffer the loss dued to their low social class or their sad plight. The aim of each tale is to encourage them to continue their dignified life, as the angels are always on the side and bless them, so they will touch the happiness in the end.
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
hi coldmoon... true, the good are blessed and the wicked are punished. Perhaps, the reason why stories showing that happiness is given as a reward for the good ones are created to inspire us to do good.
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
Fairy tales are usually made for children. Maybe in someways they are created to put into the mind of the young ones that life is full of surprises and that a good heart will enjoy a happy ending story. As I observed fairy tales main focus is the conflict between good and evil, and that the good always win... the good will then be rewarded with a happy ending story. But sometimes children might misinterpret the idea that there is always prince charming, that when they grow up they might think that having a partner has no difficulty because prince charming has never been a bad guy... so when problem arise they don't know exactly what to do with it... ending then into separation.
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
hello krystalheart... Indeed, fairy tales are so ideal that the good always win over the evil and that at the end of the day prince charming will save the day and melt our hearts. This belief on fairy tales, for some, have been a standard for a partner-- but at the end of the day they wake up realizing that their prince charming is not their ideal prince charming after all. By the way, what happy ending story do you like the most?
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I believe fairy tales have happy endings because little girls doesn't like sad endings, right? And they would want happy endings because they will feel sad if the ending is sad. And I don't know if fairy tales are mirrors of life, but I know there are happy endings, we just need to be positive.