We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
GO TO SAT PREP GO TO ACT PREP
Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimms' Fairy Tales

  

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Foil

Character Role Analysis

Faithful and Unfaithful, Good and Bad Friends and Siblings

Any time you have a super-sweet and pious girl she's got to have a wicked stepsister, and any time you have a courageous young guy he's probably got brothers or traveling companions who are gonna stab him in the back later. These tales aren't so big on detailed description, so they show rather than tell. That means that having contrasting characters as a recurring characterization tool can convey a lot of info relatively quickly.


Advertisement