The Brothers Grimm, By Jacob Grimm And Grimm

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The Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, encountered problems that made them print these folk stories. After their books were printed, other problems were created because of it. They had to exchange ideas with many people to be able to write their books. Many forms of literature were explored to create the masterpiece that Jacob and Wilhelm made. Stories like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Rapunzel had horrendous storylines that would probably not make many people show them to their children.
Jacob and Wilhelm were born and raised in Germany. Their family valued education and were a part of the middle class. When their father died, they were forced to move out and live with their aunts. The reason for this is so that the Brothers Grimm could receive the education that they not only wanted but needed. Their mother would not have been able to pay the cost of both of their educations. It took them four years after living with their aunt to get into a college. They attended the same college, University of Marburg, and that is when their ideas and love for literature grew.
The Brothers Grimm did not write the stories in their book, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, but collected and modified them. Both brothers became close friends with Achim von Arnim which made them create the book, Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales), dedicated to their best friend’s infant, but was not necessarily meant for the child to read. They were also inspired by chronicles,…

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