Rapunzel Compare And Contrast

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The story of Rapunzel is a fairytale of a young girl that lives in a tower with her mother in the middle of a forest. The girl is beautiful and cherished deeply by her mother, since she was her only child. The story has been rewritten many times, but two of the rewritten stories that stick out in particular is the 1812 Grim Brothers original version and the newest version, Tangled, by the Walt Disney company. The similarities with symbolism and what is valued between the old story and the new one are similar. But at the same time the differences between them are striking and the reasoning behind the specific differences are drastic. Royalty is what plays the biggest role in the stories. What does being royal mean? And what comes along side…show more content…
In the dead of night, the witch catches the man stealing from her rampion gardens. The man pleas for him to be spared, and the witch agrees that she will spare the man; on one condition. His first-born child will be given to her. In the heat of the moment and desperation to get away the man agrees to the terms and returns home to safety. When the baby was born the witch came to the man and the women to take the child away. The witch hid herself and the child far away in the thickest part of the forest in a large tower where no one would ever find them. The child grew up to be the most beautiful child in the kingdom, and she had the longest, most vibrant, golden hair. In fact it is so long that the witch calls to Rapunzel to let down her hair so she may come to and from the tower. Years went on and it was clear that Rapunzel grew lonesome and longed to be away from her mother. One day the king’s son stumbled upon the large tower and after seeing the witch call to Rapunzel to let down her hair, the king’s son thought he would do the same. When the witch left, the king’s son said “Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let down your hair!” (Ludwig, p. 2) So, Rapunzel did, and the king’s son climbed up the long golden hair. The king’s
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