Essay about Article Summary of to Spin a Yarn
The tales associated with women and spinning make their way to the “learned Ladies” of the French court as well as Italian and English. This is where the tales were immersed into royal culture and then made its way to the folk. “These Italian, French and English derivates from the Greek and Latin, compel us to see the origin of fairy as closely related to female acts of birthing, nursing, prophesying, and spinning – as ancient myth makes plain.” (63) Recall the three Fates and how in their hands they hold the birth, life and death. “In these women’s hands, literally and metaphorically, rests the power of birthing, dying, and tale-spinning.” (63) Even in myth, the three Fates are ladies, the first deciding birth, the second deciding life and the third deciding when the person of choice would die.
When the tales made their way to German tradition, where Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm copied the stories down and published their works, there is a notable change in the way the stories were told. “Grimm Brothers regarded as the fathers of