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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
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Apr 05, 2011

it was amazing

The world of these fairy tales from long ago are somewhat depressing. The parents shunned their children for one misstep in their life and disowned them, others gave up their own blood to gain something frivolous such as jewels or land. In a way it is quite uplifting though, to see that in these fairy tales the children were always trying to help out their parents and prove themselves to be honest and caring individuals. Sometimes in these stories the stepmother is often portrayed as the bad seed or evil doer, for lack of a better word. In reality, I feel that children see this because they feel this is the reason their mom and dad are no longer married. These stories make me wonder however, if back when written, these things truly happened and if so, what a ghastly mess!

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