Is shouldering burdens quietly something that is expected in the world you write about? Or is it considered a strange approach given everyone else does wear their heart on their sleeves? How do your characters recover from knock back after knock back? What is the long term effect on their personalities?
There is a matter of factness about fairytales, a directness, a clear cut this is good and this is bad attitude. I have no problems with any of that but would a fairytale character, knowing what is expected here but unable to manage it themselves, struggle with this? Would others sympathise or just tell them to get over it and "man up"?