Folk tales are short stories that have become a part of a particular civilisation and people go on passing these tales to their new generation. These tales are about common people that have simple problems and eventually teach lesson to the later generations. Folk tales always grab attention of people in a particular society because they show a constant conflict of good and evil and thus leave a moral lesson for the readers. Everyone can identify himself with the characters of these folk tales.
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Fairytales are the short stories that fascinate children because these stories contain supernatural elements. Characters of the fairytales usually possess supernatural powers and these stories reveal different adventures and fantasies that make children more involved in these stories. Usually older people tell these fairytales to children in order to make them excited.
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