Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rapunzel

Rapunzel
Brothers Grimm; Children’s and Household Tales 1812

Summary: Rapunzel was raised by a witch, who made a deal with her father, who locks her up in a tower with no doors. Rapunzel grows long, beautiful hair after many years. When the witch said “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair,” Rapunzel let her gold locks down for the witch to come up. One day a prince comes to the tower and says the phrase and comes up to the tower. They fall in love and want to escape, but the witch is a big problem. Will they be able to escape the witch and be together?

My Review: Well this was a pretty accurate account of what I remember as a kid. The only difference was the ending. The prince goes blind and somehow Rapunzel ends up with twins! So yeah it was a big shocker to me. I love the simplicity that the Brothers Grimm use in telling fairy tales.

Watch Out For: Control, trickery, pregnancy, banishment, sensual suggestions, violence, and an evil Witch.


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