The Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales

1111 Words Nov 25th, 2015 5 Pages
Everything from music, to movies, and fairytales has been influenced by society. More specifically, society has influenced the Grimm Brothers fairy tales. The Grimm Brothers fairy tales would be considered dark and gruesome by today’s standards. Parents would not allow their own children near the stories, which caused society to give the tales a more PG feeling. The tales changed and became what we know them as today. Disney has played a major role in creating the innocent versions that today’s early generations have experienced. While they rarely admit it, societies, such as Disney, caused the original works of the Grimm Brothers to be overshadowed by their infantile adaptations. Most of you have probably heard of the Grimm brothers, and if you haven’t heard of them, you have most likely seen their work. Disney movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella are child friendly versions of the Grimm brothers’ original fairy-tales. Ironically, the brothers had no intention on becoming story-tellers, when first starting their journey. The book The Annotated Brothers Grimm stated, that when trying to study other languages they found it easiest and best to share stories that had been passed down generation to generation. The brothers kept all the stories they had heard and published a book in 1812 called Kinder und Hausmarchen, which translates to “Tales of Children and thee Home”. Believe it or not, fairy tales were not always about finding true love, and “having a…
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