Grimms' Fairy Tales Questions and Answers

Grimms' Fairy Tales

Like most folk tales, the story of Rapunzel is not realistically localized. Since it originated as a German folk tale, and the herb rampion was used in salads mainly in Europe, the forest setting...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2017, 7:42 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

Certainly, one moral of this fairy tale is that being cruel, like Cinderella's step-sisters, doesn't pay; it is better to be kind to people, like Cinderella. The wicked step-sisters not only...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018, 12:18 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

The rising action describes the part of a story in which there is an escalation of suspense and tension. This escalation inevitably leads to a climax. In "Cinderella," for example, the rising...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019, 11:28 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

The story of "Little Red Riding Hood" was first published by French author Charles Perrault, who was influenced by previous oral tellings of the tale. This version, of course, later proved to be of...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2016, 11:34 pm (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

In Grimms' Fairy Tales, identity is often explored through the concept of magical transformation. Sometimes, this motif is more symbolic than literal when applied to a character: think of the...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

Rumpelstiltskin is a character in a story/fable written by the Brothers Grimm. A miller desperately wants his daughter to marry the king and tells the king his daughter is able to spin straw into...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2013, 6:02 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

As with most fairy tales, this one has several different versions, but the basic outline is as follows: A poor man and his pregnant wife live near a witch's garden. The wife sickens and craves the...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018, 11:43 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

This certainly does seem to reflect a common pattern where fairy tales are concerned. You can also seen a similar element in other tales, such as the tales of Cinderella (with the stepmother) and...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2020, 5:49 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are the authors of Grimms' Fairy Tales, a collection of mostly familiar stories full of royalty, evil witches, and animated nature. In one sense, you should not have to...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2014, 9:16 pm (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

Without knowing precisely which fairy tale you are asking about, I can only offer some more general advice about how to go about writing your summary. A summary is when you take many words and...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

With regard to Sleeping Beauty, you might want to point out that the princess is indeed described as beautiful, as it is one of the fairies's wishes that she "shall be the most beautiful woman in...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2020, 8:19 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

I agree with the first post, especially as to the second paragraph. For example, in the original story, Cinderella's stepsisters cut off parts of their feet to try to fit the slipper, right? Can...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2011, 5:57 pm (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

In the Brothers Grimm version of this story, Little Snow-White, Snow-White is just as beautiful as her evil stepmother; however, unlike her stepmother, she is as beautiful on the inside as she is...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2013, 12:28 am (UTC)

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Grimms' Fairy Tales

When writing an essay about "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rapunzel," a good idea may be to compare and contrast the two fairy tales—you can mention how they're both set in the German forests, how they...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2021, 9:19 pm (UTC)

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