Quotation by Bruno Bettelheim

A child... who has learned from fairy stories to believe that what at first seemed a repulsive, threatening figure can magically change into a most helpful friend is ready to believe that a strange child whom he meets and fears may also be changed from a menace into a desirable companion.
Bruno Bettelheim (20th century), Austrian-American child psychologist and author. The Uses of Enchantment, "Fairy Tales Vs. Myth," (1975).
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