I’ve been thinking about portraying fairy tales characters in modern day situations like Dina Goldstein did in her ‘Fallen Princesses’ series. However, I am specifically looking at how I can relate the tales to high profile abduction cases from the last few years.
Many fairy tales have undertones of abduction, child abuse, murder and rape. Below are a few of them…
Rapunzel: Is stolen from her parents and kept in a tower.
Cinderella: Locked away and forced to do chores.
Sleeping Beauty: She was raped by the King.
Hansel & Gretel: Abandoned by their parents and lured by the witch to her house.