Great link in this post! And great read about fairy tales. Fairy tales truly are built around culture.
When Disney turns an old fairy tale like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” into a movie, you can probably guess that they water down and dress up the original story to make it more friendly to modern audiences. What you may not realize is that stories like “Snow White” and “Beauty and the Beast” are actually ancient tales that have traveled across cultures and languages like a game of telephone. Or that along the way, the tellers put their own little twists on the tale.
Their insane, gut-wrenching, nightmarish twists.