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    character who believes in fairy tales

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Rumwriter, Sep 28, 2014.

    How old is too old to believe in The Three Little Pigs? Four? Five? I've got a 5-year old character, and right now I've got a part where she believes its a true story, and I think that's reasonable, but I may cut it. Thoughts?
     
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    I'd say it depends on the environment. Someone could believe in it all the way up 'till death if given the proper circumstance. How self-aware is this five year? Questioning? Is the fairy tale being supported as true by other authority figures? Is the five-year strangely attached to the story for some reason? And so forth.
     
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    My 6-year-old still asks the bears at the zoo if Goldilocks ate all the porridge this morning (and he's being serious). So it really depends on the kid.
     
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    It's not that uncommon for 7 yr olds to still believe in Santa.
     
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    I believed in Santa 'till 10; it's reliant largely on trust, since a youngin' can't quite deliberate very intelligently on average.
     
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    According to me it depends upon the situation or person and also the environment, how anyone's mind reacts on particular thing is matters.
     

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