Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Back in the day, people had to spin their own thread and yarn and stuff from scratch. And by "people" we mean "women." It was apparently tedious work, and so we get tales in which women try to get...
Nature and Wilderness
A lot of the tales take place in cities and castles, but a good deal of the action also occurs in non-civilized places. Where does Little Red Cap talk to the wolf, which leads to digestion problems...
Just reading some of these tales is enough to make one's stomach start growling. There's a pot that makes endless amounts of sweet porridge ("The Sweet Porridge"); there's a table that covers itsel...
Not every character can carry a tune, but you'll hear more than just a few ditties in these tales. We get to see competent musicians, as in "The Marvelous Minstrel," and incompetent musicians, as i...
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