Friday, 24 September 2010

Fairy Tale Friday - King Thrushbeard

A short post today!

King Thrushbeard
(click the link to read this fairy tale)

6 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

So easily turn the characters of the Brothers Grimm. You'd think she'd blame him.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Yes, a very short post indeed! =P

I've always wondered why one of the most popular scenes from the story, among illustrators, is the one in which the princess' pots are smashed. Is it because it is such a dramatic bit of action--or is there a deeper significance?

Sullivan McPig said...

@Alice Audrey: :-p You'd think so, but no: she sees he only did it for her own good.

@Enbrethiliel:
It is rather dramatic of course, but I think it also is a very good metaphor for the fact that he's actually breaking her pride.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Yes, that makes sense! And remember that pots get broken two times in this story. (Or at least they do, depending on what version you get.) First in the marketplace, and then in the palace, when she is trying to fill them with food to take home. That is even more humiliating. (Perhaps instead of saying "the last straw," we should say "the last pot"?)

Anyway, these are things I like to notice, so I hope you don't mind that I seem to over-analyse these fairy tales! =)

Sullivan McPig said...

You're talking to someone who analysed Bluebeard stating that it's about losing your virginity, so I won't tell you you over-analyse ;-)

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Bluebeard as a story about losing your virginity???!!!

Okay, I'm going to write about it as soon as I can, just to have you explain that to me in the combox!!! =P