Write a short essay answer to the following question (use your own words!) Recall a time when you realized a common myth or fantasy of childhood, was, in fact, not real. Some examples might be Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or a favorite character from a movie or cherished book. What might be the value of fantasies such as these? What about monsters and other “threatening” fantasy characters, such as those in fairy tales? What value do they have? Are “scary” fantasies harmful to children? What kind of a “relationship” did you have to the darker side of childhood fantasy when you were young?