Brothers Grimm Analysis

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Brothers Grimm Whenever I think of a stepmother, I think of an evil woman who only cares about her looks, her wealth,and maybe her own children. A stepmother never cares about the child of the person she married to. A stepmother’s main goal in life is to make her new family’s life a living hell. If you are reading this introduction and agree with my first three sentences, you may be a victim of peer pressure in the literature world. The idea that all stepmothers are evil, is a stereotype introduced to most of us through fairy tales , mainly written by the Brothers Grimm,we were told as children. The Brothers Grimm cared more about popoularity than the integrity of their stories. Almost all of us have heard about the evil stepmother who …show more content…
In the original version Snow White’s mother, a vain, cruel woman, who had a child for no reason other than she wanted a child as white as snow, red as blood and as black as ebony wood, after she pricked her finger sewing by a black window sill during winter. In the 1812 version, the mother does not die shortly after Snow White is born, thus no evil stepmother. Who is the evil woman trying to kill Snow White later in the story then, if there is no evil stepmother? Snow White 's almost murderer is her mother (Okapina, “Snow”). Mothers did not want to read a story to their children if it might scare the kids into fearing their own parents, so what was the Brothers way of solving that problem? Make the evil, would-be murderer Snow White’s stepmother …show more content…
In my opinion, Snow White 's mother in the 1812 version is more evil than the stepmother in the 1857 version. In the version for 1857, the stepmother sends Snow White into the woods so that she “may never see her more (Grimm).” The stepmother Did want Snow to be killed, but she never asked for macabre proof that the deed was done. For all whom have seen Disney’s adaptation of Snow White, you might be able to recall the evil stepmother demanding that Snow’s heart be brought back to her. This is not a demand made by Snow White 's stepmother. That is the PG version of the demand that Snow White 's mother makes in the 1812 edition. in the original story, Snow White 's mother gets so jealous of the daughter’s beauty, that she sends her “loyal huntsmen to do the deed, and tells him to take Snow White into the woods, stab her to death, and then bring back her liver and lungs so she can cook them with salt and eat them (Okapina, “Snow”).” The Brothers Grimm accidentally created a stereotype for all stepmothers, because they wanted to have their book bought

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