It was Professor von Savigny who taught the brothers the importance of their own country’s history and myths. Professor von Savigny helped the brothers considerably, even going to the extent of giving the brothers access to his personal library and hold meetings at his home for other writers interested in Germany’s heritage. Professor von Savigny ended up going to Paris for research and asked Jacob if he would join him. In order for Jacob to do this he had to drop out of law school while Wilhelm continued. When Jacob got back from Paris he ended up getting a job at Hessian War College as a secretary. At first the job was boring until Napoleon started to conquer Germany. With N...
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...ds as innocent as they can for as long as they can. If kids were to read the original Grimm’s fairy tales, it could scare their little minds forever.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s goal when writing the tales down was to preserve history and copy the stories exactly as they were told, and while they achieved that goal, they didn 't think about children reading the stories. Which comes to conclude that The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm is too grim for young children to read. Especially when now there are versions of the Grimm’s tales written that cuts out the gory details, like the stepmother in Snow White asking for the heart of a seven year old girl which forces her to hide in the woods. So instead of giving a child The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, give them the more innocent version of Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel.
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