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The realities in fairy tales.

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You might be wondering why fairy tales exist? Why there is a good ending to fairy tales? In fact all fairy tales have good ending. However, in truth fairy tales are bunch of lies that were told to ease the young at heart. Do you know that, all the glitter aren’t gold? Fairy tales are built on originally tales of jealousy.

A German scholar named Eckhard Sander published in 1994 and his theory that the Grimm’s tale of Snow White was based on the real-life story of a countess named Margarete von Waldeck, who lived in the early 16th century.  Margarete was a strikingly attractive young woman. Like Snow White she had a problematic relationship with her stepmother.

The story goes that Margarete moved to Brussels and had attracted Phillip II of Spain to marry her. However, Margarete was ill as a result of poisoning. Margaret died at the age of 21 years old. It was hypothesized that her mother was the perpretrator who poisoned her. How did the came into the story? Before moving to Brussels, Margaret had lived in a small mining town where the children were malnourished, which had the dwarven look.

( While writing this article,  I was thinking whether Snow White had the same feautre as Bawang Putih)


Written by M Khairul Z

May 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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