‘The Quilt’, or ‘Y Cwilt’ in Welsh, is the tale of a little girl living in rural West Wales with her Mother and her Father. One Winter, the family falls on hard times, and makes the life changing decision to sell all of their belongings to move across the pond for a new life in the USA.
*The following is an assignment written as part of my MA in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University for module ‘Critical and Theoretical Perspectives’. In Bruno Bettelheim’s 1976 book ‘The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales’, Bettelheim applies a Freudian psychoanalytical lens onto several classic children’s fairy tales. Bettelheim’s analysis claims thatContinue reading “Considering the Use of Fairy Tales to Heal Trauma: Bettelheim’s Uses of Enchantment”