I enjoyed reading both articles, Finding Fantasy written by Robin Fuxa and Fairy Tale Characters Breathe New Life written by Rita Soltan. I choose to annotate the article Fairy Tale Characters Breathe New Life. I really enjoyed how she talked about comparing the flat fairy tales that we learned as a child to a deeper fairy tale that an adolescent would enjoy. She writes,
The traditional flat fairy tale protagonist challenged with a problem usually prevails through some sort of magical intervention, whereas the round, well-developed character in a novel displays a level of growth or understanding through the actions, consequences, and progress of the story. These fairy tale-based novels portray dynamic characters whose relationships, thoughts, feelings, endeavors,and behaviors provide the reader a certain amount of intrigue and realism in an unreal world.
I think by giving the characters feelings, thoughts and relationships it adds a whole new dynamic to the fairy tale. It provides discussion for deeper conversations and is not as black and white as the traditional ones we learned as a child. The traditional ones have their place for younger children who need that concrete right and wrong story, but older ones would benefit from more diverse characters.
Here are my Annotations.
Fairy Tale Characters Breathe New Life