Rapunzel is a large beats to tackle. There are so many adaptions that are more popular than the original. So much so not many know of the origins of Rapunzel. The original is called Petrosinella, and was written by Giambattista Basile, it was published in 1634. In Petrosinella, one thing that was surprising was the birth mo...
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...he version by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force comparing it to the novel, “Bitter Greens” the antagonist gets to have a happy ending. This is a unique trait, as many others(Brothers Grimm, Disney, Basile) decided to punish the witch/ogress. One reason could be that women wrote both happy endings. That is a paper for another day, though.
The very famous fairy tale Cinderella, all versions studied here show that even though authors tend to give the stepsisters sympathetic traits, the ‘evil stepmother’ trope is still going strong is fairy tales. In Bluebeard, no matter the authors intent, the moral of the story really is not to be too trusting and naïve, because man is inherently evil (Lord of the Flies, anyone?). No matter the different tales and varying authors, fairy tales are important staples in our society and will most likely evolve with the human race.
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