Skip to comments.The Fairy's Mistake's Mistake
Posted on 05/20/2012 12:39:03 PM PDT by zantus
Today, Im going to use economics to dissect The Fairys Mistake by Gail Carson Levine: 87 short pages that can be read in an hour. Levine writes charming fairy tales. Ella Enchanted, probably her most famous, is about how the use of power leads to unintended consequences, and why liberty is to be desired above all else but requires hard work and bravery to attain. (Thats the book. I havent seen the movie and cant vouch for it.) The Fairys Mistake is also about unintended consequences. In the classic fairy tale, the naturally good, sweet young maiden freely provides some service to an old hag who turns out to be a powerful being in disguise and rewards the maidens service handsomely. An envious sister hears of the maidens good fortune and tries to duplicate the feat, but her natural selfishness botches the job and she receives her comeuppance. In Levines version of the tale, the fairy attempts to reward the first sister, Rosella, with unlimited riches. Every time she speaks, random precious and semi-precious gemstones fall out of her mouth. The twin sister, Myrtle, is rewarded with foulness. Every time she speaks, disreputable creatures crawl out of her mouth: spiders, snakes, frogs, insects, and worms. Unfortunately, the fairys gifts do not have the consequences that she intended.
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Sounds like a story in which a bunch of homos push an unpopular issue to the forefront of the political scene in a presidential election year.
HA HA true it does. Good point.
There is also a funny image on that same site. I need to print off some of these and put them on cars with Obama bumper stickers.
Thinking about your comment more, another way to view the title is the Fairy’s are the Homos. The Mistake was Obama. Oh probably only funny to me.
I like that interpretation too!
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