Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales Justice and Judgment Quotes
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Then he used force and beat the Jew until he was nearly dead. Just as the Jew was on the point of death, he uttered his last words, "The bright sun will bring it to light!" Upon saying this, he died. (The Bright Sun Will Bring It to Light.383)
Spoiler: the sun brings this dude's crimes to light, and he's punished. So cross murder off the list of things you can get away with in fairy tales.
"Can your name be Rumpelstiltskin?" "The devil told you! The devil told you!" the little man screamed, and he stamped so ferociously with his right foot that his leg went deep into the ground up to his waist. Then he grabbed the other foot angrily with both hands and ripped himself in two. (Rumpelstiltskin.196)
Because it's totally fair for him to have to die when the stupid miller's daughter tried to get out of her side of the bargain by keeping her child in exchange for guessing his name. Wait. None of this is fair.
On the day that the wedding was to take place, the two false sisters came to ingratiate themselves and to share in Cinderella's good fortune. When the bridal couple set out for the church, the oldest sister was on the right, the younger on the left. Suddenly the pigeons pecked out one eye from each of them. And as they came back from the church later on the oldest was on the left and the youngest on the right, and the pigeons pecked out the other eye from each sister. Thus they were punished with blindness for the rest of their lives due to their wickedness and malice. (Cinderella.84)
The quote says it all, so Shmoop shall say nothing.