Essay on The Little Mermaid By Hans Andersen

752 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
People say that love can make you do crazy things. A short story written by Hans Andersen called “The Little Mermaid” sounds like a story based on this quote. This story is about a young mermaid who wants to be loved. In the story the young mermaid has a growing obsession with the world of the humans. She dreams of the day that she is allowed to go to the surface, sit on the rocks, and watch the ships go by. The girls are only allowed to go to the surfaces at the age of fifteen and at night. Since she was the youngest it seemed like, she had to wait for what seemed like forever to turn fifteen. When she finally turned fifteen she swam up to the surface, while she was up on the surface she saw a ship wreck. In all the wreckage was a young prince sinking to the bottom of the ocean, when she saw him she instantly fell in love with him and saved him. After that encounter she was willing to do anything to be loved by him, so she gave up her tongue to get a pair of legs so she could have a chance with him. But, the deal was that she had to marry the prince to stay alive and also every time she would walk she would feel enormous amounts of pain. When the prince seen her walking around the city he had her brought back to his castle, during that time at the castle they had developed a love for one another. The prince’s parents told him he had arranged marriage already set up for him. So he picked to marry the new girl than the mermaid. The mermaid’s sisters missed her and wanted her…

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