What is the plot for Rapunzel the fairy tale?

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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The basic plot of the fairy tale Rapunzel starts before the main character's birth.  A pregnant woman has a craving for the food she sees in a witch's garden.  The woman's husband promises the witch she can have the child if he can have the food.  The child is born and given to the witch.  Eventually the witch locks her in a tower with no door.  The child, Rapunzel, hangs her long hair out of the window for the witch to climb up.  One day, a prince finds the tower and starts to visit Rapunzel by climbing her hair.  The witch discovers the affair,  cuts Rapunzel's hair, and casts her from the tower.  She tricks the prince and blinds him as punishment.  The two lovers are lost for a time, but eventually they find each other again and live happily ever after.

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

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This question has already been asked and answered here on eNotes.  Here is a link for you:  http://www.enotes.com/grimms-fairy-tales/q-and-a/what-plot-setting-rapunzel-105995