Still the most well known transcription of oral folk tales remains "Grimm's Fairy Tales," written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812.
This compilation included stories such as "Rumpelstiltskin,"...
Another theory suggests the fundamental psychological similarity of humans for the similarities of their stories.
Both theories have merit, and since the answer lies hidden in ancient prehistory, neither theory has prevailed over the other(Essentials 101).
So we seek for romance in fiction; and grown-up people read novels, and children love to hear fairy-tales.
Though we know the novels are fiction, and even children no longer really believe in fairies, we still find pleasure in such tales, because they take us away for a little time from our dull, everyday life.
Moreover, fairy-tales are good for children, because they express and keep alive the sense of wonder, which is a very valuable possession for adults as well as children.
The universe is full of mystery, and life is a mystery.
In reality, wonder is the beginning of all knowledge; and when we cease to wonder, we cease to learn.
Fairy tales are a type of traditional literature that grew out of the human quest to understand the natural and spiritual worlds and was preserved through time by the oral tradition of storytelling before eventually being written down(Essentials 98).