A fairy tale has infinite definitions for an infinite number of people. Each person takes something different away from the stories they hear and creates a new definition of the term "fairy tale." I believe a fairy tale may be defined as an iconic piece of literature created to P.I.E. Persuade, Influence, Entertain. There are so many different versions of these fairy tales and none of them are quite the same. Each author, each storyteller, has his or her own methods of persuasion, his or her own morals to share, and his or her own ways to convey the story in such a manner that the story will never be forgotten. It is the duty of the storyteller to convey the messages they desire to be shared and those messages vary greatly depending on your own definition of a fairy tale.