The Little Mermaid Literary Analysis

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The Little Mermaid a well-known tale whom has been known to have a happy ending, being one of children’s favorite tale. But, does this tale have a happy ending? How does The Little Mermaid truly feel? This story can disappoint once read. The real story behind this fantasy tale is much different than what one is known about. When reading the true story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson one can depict that the presentation of this tale is pure distress having different themes, not only that but the character of The Little Mermaid is converted into something one would have never thought of. The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson does not give the happy ending of a princess, rather it gives a terrible ending like Romeo and Juliet. One could say this tale gives the themes of Love, Desires, Diversity, and fantasy of course! When reading this story one views love through The Little Mermaid when fallen in love with a prince, but it is unpermitted love. Being known that she is a mermaid, while he is a human. The author does not express her love until the ending, showing that extreme love towards him, and was not just interested on gaining human afterlife. The author rarely expresses her emotions of love, but he did include “She was in his thoughts, and the knife trembled in the hand of the little mermaid: then she flung it far away from her into the waves; the water turned red where it fell, and the drops that spurted up looked like blood. She cast one more

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