The Witch Must Die : The Hidden Meaning of Fairy Tales
Author: Sheldon Cashdan
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465008968, 0465091482
In The Witch Must Die, Sheldon Cashdan explores how fairy tales help children deal with psychological conflicts by projecting their own internal struggles between good and evil onto the battles enacted by the characters in the stories. Not since Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment has the underlying significance of fantasy and fairy tales been so insightfully and entertainingly mined.