Within the field of sociology and the field of psychology, consensus can be found in general sense that there are a number of metaphors and symbols used within fairy tales for the representation of certain forms with respect to unconsciousness. In addition to this, it can be stated that these metaphors and symbols are those that are appealing to both minds that include conscious as well as unconscious mind. This is due to the fact that the inner mechanisms of psychology are presented in a form that is symbolic within the content of fairy tale (Yavorsky, 2008). There have been maintenance of the popularity of fairy tales since ages and can be found across each and every culture. Even though the plots of these tales are unrealistic in nature, the purpose it serves is extra ordinary. These serve the purpose of exploring the internal processes that exist across the universe. All of the problems across the universe can be discussed, presented and externalized within the fairy tales by representing some event, character or story.
Considering the function of socialization, it is important to state that the fairy tales play a major role in it as people of almost all generations prefer watching these or reading these. With the differences in the stories and several different characters, it can be stated that every single person has their own perception with respect to it. As in the case of children, it can be stated or argue that the plot or characters of these stories contribute in resonating the ego of children. The fairy tales act as a mediator amongst super ego and identity that are internalized by the rules made by parents, society and culture (Stainton, 2011).