I believe fairytales and fantasy fills the spaces between reality and chaos. Why? Because so many tales in these genres reflect what we can be like, while others give strong moral messages. Why do we need such things?
- To guide us as to what our behaviour should/should not be;
- To show us what life could be like without kindness, gratitude etc. Would you really not want things to come right for Cinderella, for example?
As writers, we also need to give our characters space to develop in themselves and as part of the plot development. A character who doesn't change will be of little interest to readers.
Image Credit: The magnificent Pixabay. Captions on the CFT post.