Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, dubbed the brothers Grimm, are credited as the authors of popular fairy tales loved by children and shared by adults today. Both were born in Hanau, Germany, in the years of 1785 and 1786. With the death of their father, followed by a drop in family income, their mother pushed them to study law and philology at the University of Marburg. There, the brothers adopted an interest in medieval German literature and pursued a new career, in addition to their studies. When France occupied the German territories, Jacob was recommended as a librarian to the royal public library of the King and Queen of Westphalia, and Wilhelm as his assistant. The library and its books, able to be used at their disposal, served as an inspiration …show more content…
It follows the tale of Snow-White, a princess, and her stepmother, a villainous Queen. Within the film, the stepmother hires a huntsman to kill Snow-White and to return with her heart as proof. The huntsman, upon meeting the princess, does the opposite by warning her to flee into the forest. He returns to the Queen with the heart of a pig, who believes it to be the heart of her stepdaughter, and leaves the viewers to wonder why she keeps it. Readers of the Grimm fairy tale have little left to imagine once the heart is returned to her. With the supposed heart of Snow-White, “the cook had to salt this, and the wicked Queen ate it” (Rackman, J. Grimm, and W. Grimm 323). By the end of the film, Snow-White bites into a poisoned apple and falls into a deathlike slumber until she is awoken by a kiss. In the Grimm version, Snow-White is tricked two times by the Queen before she is introduced to the poisonous apple. When the prince sees her in a casket, he asks the dwarfs if he could return with her, “and it happened that they stumbled over a tree-stump, and with the shock the poisonous piece of apple which Snow-White had bitten off came out of her throat” (Rackman, J. Grimm, and W. Grimm 330). The dislodging of the apple piece wakes her, which, in comparison to being kissed, is less

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