Examples Of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Group One, Question #1: Cite a passage that was particularly interesting to you and ask why.
“Once, a good shepherd, who had lost all his wealth and possessions, and whose very last belongings were about to be repossessed for debts, was tending his flock near the castle of Boyne. He turned his glance to the castle and there, sitting in front of the entrance, was a young maiden, white as snow…” I found this passage thrilling because it was the first time I read about Snow White in a book. I remember as a child watching the movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, but reading it gives you many differences and similarities. As do many other stories.
One example, “Not far from the city of Aachen there is a mountain in which Dwarfs once lived.
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Their first collection of short stories was published in 1812.
Many of the Grimms' folk tales have been adapted by filmmakers and playmakers, such as Walt Disney. A few films include “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Sleeping Beauty”. Knowing about the authors and their darker style of writing helped me comprehend the amount of detail in each short story. Also knowing their German heritage shows what areas they are referencing, such as “The Mine Monk Of The Harz Mountains”. This area is a real mountain range in central Germany that is known for its folklore and fairy tales.
Another reference depicts an actual city in Austria, “In the mountains overlooking Innsbruck in Tyrol there lived a Giant Queen named Mother Hütt.” Tyrol is an Austrian state in the Alps famous for its historic sites and folk traditions. Innsbruck became the capital of Tyrol in 1429 which is almost 400 years before Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first story.

Group Two, Question #3: If a friend asked, “why are you reading that”, how would you answer? I chose to read this book because I am infatuated with the history behind the authors. Many of their stories have been adapted by Disney and other media companies. Reading this book helped me create my own image of

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