Friday, 16 April 2010

Fairytale Friday - The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Welcome to Fairytale Friday, my weekly post about fairytales.

Today's Fairytale is The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
(click the link to read the fairytale)

Why do I like this fairytale:
This fairytale shows how it doesn't matter if a character in a book or story is human or not. If written in the right way even the adventures of a toy can be gripping and can make you cry. Anderson is a master when it comes to that btw, he even wrote a story about a daisy where he had me sniffle a bit at the end when the daisy ends up withered on the side of the road.

So did you read this fairytale and what did you think of it. And how do you think about stories that feature objects, plants or animals as the lead character?


Enbrethiliel said...


This is a fun feature! =)

Have you considered turning it into a weekly meme, like Character Connection?

The Steadfast Tin Soldier wasn't one of my favourites. I blame the terrible illustrations in the book in which I first read it! =P But I do recall feeling very little sympathy for his plight, which strikes me now as a rather callous reaction. =S

Sullivan McPig said...

Oh, I could try. Will have to make up a picture for it if I do. *starts plotting*

And it's ok for not feeling sympathy, I sometimes feel the same way about characters other people are all concerned about.

Marlowe said...

And I think we must remember that most fairy tales were meant to put the fear into the hearts of children! They were meant to teach a lesson, and perhaps sympathy was not one of them!