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Old 01-25-2014, 06:00 PM
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once i read an article about the origins of these tales. of course most of them are derived and updated by grimm bros or andersen, according to the taste of its day, but they were created in medieval times when everything was much different.

eg. you should read about the tragedy behind pied piper of hamelin, how the story was created after the deaths of thousands of children in its time. i was shocked to learn about children's crusade in 1212 AD.

and snow white living in a house with seven dwarves.... tut tut tut... the real story is much less childish.... and why is she so white, like dead?

the cannibalism in haensel und gretel........

it IS fun to go to the real stories lying behind.
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