05 February, 2018


Happy Monday friends! Welcome to another edition of Monday Travels

So today we are in ENG  and we will explore:

and other fairy tales

Let's meet the German authors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
The Brothers Grimm (die Brüder Grimm or die Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century. They were among the first and best-known collectors of folk tales, and popularized traditional oral tale types such as "Cinderella" ("Aschenputtel"), "The Frog Prince" ("Der Froschkönig"), "The Goose-Girl" ("Die Gänsemagd"), "Hansel and Gretel" ("Hänsel und Gretel"), "Rapunzel", "Rumpelstiltskin" ("Rumpelstilzchen"), "Sleeping Beauty" ("Dornröschen"), and "Snow White" ("Schneewittchen"). Their classic collection Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), was published in two volumes, in 1812 and in 1815.

Fairy tale:

"Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in modern orthography Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. 
The name Sneewittchen was Low German and in the first version it was translated with Schneeweißchen
The Grimms completed their final revision of the story in 1854.
I'm sure that we all are familiar with the plot if not well: it's about a young girl princess who is really pretty and her stepmom is an aging cougar witch, who has a talking mirror and so basically she decides to kill Snow White, because you know - she's a step daughter and ain't no step daughter will be prettier then her!

Of course this is only a brief intro! You can actually find the full Grimm original version of this in the link below:

I, being the fairy tale lover, have watched and read numerous adaptations and versions, but I think I enjoy the Grimm one the most, it being an original, and it being realistic. There is no magic kiss that saves the princess, it all happens so naturally and realistically! I mean she is poisoned yes, but she does wake up and a magic kiss has nothing to do with it! 

I somehow realized that I just do prefer darker versions of these tales for some reason! Like I enjoy reading about a princess and an evil Queen who tortures her and everything is dark and grey and there is magic! 
Actually if know any good book that would have this let me know!

See you Next Monday!



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