Fairytales. What is a fairytale? List as many elements of a fairy tale that you can think of. Fairytales. Genre: myth, legend, folklore Represent both our innermost world and the real one. Fairy tales must have a special beginning and/or ending.
Characters interact with something magical: this symbolizes the feelings of ordinary people dealing with everyday problems.
There is usually one good character (the protagonist), and one evil character (the antagonist).
Royalty and/or castles usually exist in fairy tales, but they are optional. We have many fairy tales that do not have castles such as The Little Red Riding Hood .