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ECU - FORL 2680 - Class Notes - Week 6

School: East Carolina University
Department: Foreign Language
Course: Grimms' Fairy Tales
Professor: Dr. David Smith
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: zipes, perrault, Grimms, LittleRedCap, and LittleRedRidingHood
Name: FORL 2680: German Fairytales
Description: Discussed readings: "Dangerous Wolves and Naive Girls", “Little Red Riding Hood” Perrault, “Little Red Cap” Grimm Brothers
Uploaded: 10/16/2018
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background image Week 6 10/4 FORL2680: German Literature in Translation - Grimms’ Fairy Tales Texts read this week: "Dangerous Wolves and Naive Girls" (Zipes 744)
 “Little Red Riding Hood” Perrault (Zipes 745-746)
“Little Red Cap” Grimm Brothers (Zipes 747-750).
"The Robber Bridegroom" Grimm Brothers (cont. from week 5)
Concepts to understand:
analyze stories commentaries on the societies for which they were 
written
relevance for understanding our shared human condition: meanings of symbols within the texts [“Rapunzel” Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm]
*Terms:
1. zauberin (german) – magic (not necessarily evil) vs. sorceress –  negative connotation 2. patin = godmother (connection to god) = “Old Mother Gothel Summary/meanings:  mother has craving for Rapunzel lettuce good for pregnant women (understanding of 
medicine/helpful herbs during time period)
o sees what she can’t have (temptation/forbidden fruit)
o couple are wishing for a child – biblical connotations
sorceress asks for child in exchange for lettuce o she provided the lettuce therefore feeling ownership towards the  child Rapunzel is 12: physically a woman, mentally a child Prince gets distracted by her singing o Similarity to sirens luring men into the ocean Gothel leaves Rapunzel o Tricks prince who jumps out of tower and blinds himself Morals:  Don’t lie Don’t believe everything people say Love conquers all Comment on Human Condition:  It’s natural to want what we can’t have (can be positive & negative, we
must make the decision)
[“The Robber Bridegroom” Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm] 
Summary/meanings: 
Man lives in the woods – questionable Bird warns the woman (divine perspective) Old lady saves her (godmother figure) Cannibalism – sinister, marker of the occult 

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School: East Carolina University
Department: Foreign Language
Course: Grimms' Fairy Tales
Professor: Dr. David Smith
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: zipes, perrault, Grimms, LittleRedCap, and LittleRedRidingHood
Name: FORL 2680: German Fairytales
Description: Discussed readings: "Dangerous Wolves and Naive Girls", “Little Red Riding Hood” Perrault, “Little Red Cap” Grimm Brothers
Uploaded: 10/16/2018
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