Escape into Magic
Fairy tales allow us to escape into magic while still identifying with ordinary things: family, work, food. Most fairy tales show a happy ending, offering hope in times of darkness - at least for some characters. They reassure us that evil can be contained and destroyed. It lives within witches, step mothers and monsters. Or does it? Perhaps what fairy tales really do is enable us to journey into the darkest most disowned parts of our psyches.