Features of a Fairy Tale

Common Elements in a Fairy Tale

1. Takes place a long time ago and far away (Setting)

2. Fantasy and Make Believe

3. Good and Evil (Characters)

4. Royalty (king, queen, prince, princess--Characters)

5. Might be magic (witches, fairies, etc.)

6. A problem that needs to be solved (Conflict)

7. Three tries to solve the problem (Rising Action)

8. Problem gets solved (Climax)

9. Eveything begins to work out (Falling action)

10. Happily ever after (Conclusion)

9. Lesson to be learned

Now, let's look at some of these terms in action!  The Red Dot is a video of Sleeping Beauty.  

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