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    Evil and Fairy Tales: The Witch as Symbol of Evil in Fairy Tales
    Dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies. 1984.
    This thesis is an attempt to supplement the existing body of knowledge on the subject of evil. Fairy tales are used as the stimulus to an exploration of what Paul Ricoeur calls "the transcendental deduction" of symbols by which he means the "promotion of meaning, the forming of meaning, and the creative interpretation" of symbols of evil. ;A prominent symbol of evil in fairy tales is the witch. The witch, who, like evil itself mutters, schemes and devours,--demands a response if we, the heroes a…Read more