What Is The Importance Of Trust In Grimm's Fairy Tales

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Grimms Fairy Tales are children and household tales published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. These tales were also called “Grimms” because the last name of the brothers. Also the tales have very gruesome scenes that were not intended for children but once it was discovered that children were the main audience some of the R-rated content was removed.



During 1812, In Germany the main religion was Christianity. Christianity is the largest religion in Germany with around 50 million enthusiast. 59.4% of the German population is christian. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Christians have three main values Life,Hope, and Truth these values are portrayed
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Trust is very important in the Christian beliefs “ When I am afraid, I put my trust in you”(Psalm 56.3). This relates back to Snow White and Red Rose because the two sisters were terrified to friend a bear that came to their cottage door but the sisters had trust in their mother's judgement. Once the girls discovered that the bear was actually a prince the sisters were more trustworthy of the bear and his intentions “suddenly his bearskin fell off, and there stood a handsome man, clothed all in gold” , “I am the King's Son” (Grimms-7).The sisters were non trustworthy of the bear because of his looks when the bear was actually a normal human underneath.


The overall religious views that were portrayed in the Grimm brothers short story Snow White and Red Rose was Christianity. There are many elements that link this short story to Christianity those include angels looking over the sisters, Greed is wrong, and trust is always needed. Although the numbers of christians in Germany are declining the popular religion is still christianity. Germany has had 1300 years of christian religion and that is why it is portrayed in the Grimm brothers short
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