History Creator / TheBrothersGrimm

21st Jun '16 9:18:06 PM PaulA
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* "Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses"



* "Literature/TheTwelveDancingPrincesses"
21st Jun '16 9:16:13 PM PaulA
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* "Literature/TheTwoBrothers" (''Die zwei Brüder'')



* AndroclesLion: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the brothers acquire their loyal and helpful animal companions by sparing the lives of the creatures' parents.



* TheBeastmaster: The two protagonists of "The Two Brothers" become hunters and collect a train of animal companions--a lion, a bear, a wolf, a fox, and a hare--each.



* DamselInDistress:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the hero saves the princess from the dragon.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/69jorinde.html Jorinde and Joringel]]", Jorinde is turned into a nightingale by a WickedWitch and held captive by her.

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* DamselInDistress:
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DamselInDistress: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the hero saves the princess from the dragon.
** In "[[http://www.
surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/69jorinde.html Jorinde and Joringel]]", Jorinde is turned into a nightingale by a WickedWitch and held captive by her.



** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the king has promised his daughter to anyone who rescues her from the dragon; after one of the brothers kills the dragon, [[FakeUltimateHero the marshall]] cuts his head off while he sleeps, but his {{Talking Animal}}s [[BackFromTheDead restore him]], and when he goes to the city with the animals, the princess identifies him, and since he has the tongues of the dragon, he can prove the marshall a liar.



** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", after the huntsman kills the dragon, the marshall cuts his head off while he sleeps. Fortunately, his {{Talking Animal}}s save him.



* HeadTurnedBackwards: The hero of "The Two Brothers" is beheaded in his sleep by a wicked marshal. When the hero's train of animal companions find him, they send the hare to fetch a magic root that can restore people back to life. It works, but the not-too-bright animals have put his head on the wrong way. The hero does not immediately realize this due to being lovesick, and only when he tries to eat lunch he notices there is something amiss. The animals fess up to their mistake, and the lion mends the damage by [[DeathIsCheap ripping the head off]], then putting it back on the right way with the magic root.



* LoyalAnimalCompanion: The titular brothers of "The Two Brothers" each have a lion, a bear, a wolf, a fox and a hare for companions.



* TheMarvelousDeer: In ''The Two Brothers'' following one is how one brother gets into trouble.



* SilverBullet: In "The Two Brothers", a [[ImmuneToBullets bullet-proof]] witch is shot down by silver bullets, fired from a gun.
* StandardHeroReward: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the king has promised his daughter to anyone who rescues her from the dragon.
21st Jun '16 1:57:34 AM PaulA
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* AndroclesLion

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* AndroclesLionAndroclesLion: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the brothers acquire their loyal and helpful animal companions by sparing the lives of the creatures' parents.



* BackFromTheDead
* BalancingDeathsBooks
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* BeautyEqualsGoodness

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* BackFromTheDead
BackFromTheDead:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/6faithfuljohn.html Faithful John]]", John is turned to stone for explaining his apparently senseless behavior. The king and queen learn they can restore him by cutting the throats of their twin children and using the blood. After they do so, the revived Faithful John puts the children's head back and restores them to life.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/46fitchersbird.html Fitcher's Bird]]", the heroine restores her sisters after they have been hacked to pieces.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/47junipertree.html The Juniper Tree]]", after the stepson has been killed and cooked by his WickedStepmother, eaten by his father, and had his bones buried by his half-sister, he comes back as a bird. After killing his stepmother, he comes back to life as a boy.
* BalancingDeathsBooks
BalancingDeathsBooks: In "Godfather Death", the young man uses what he learned from his godfather to save the life of someone who was fated to die. Death lets him get away with it once, but when he tries it again Death takes his life instead.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/108hanshedgehog.html Hans the Hedgehog]]", the father wishes for a son, even a hedgehog. His wife gives birth to a child that is half-hedgehog, half-boy.
* BeautyEqualsGoodnessBeautyEqualsGoodness: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/198maidmaleen.html Maid Maleen]]", the false bride has "a face as ugly as her heart was wicked".



* BrideAndSwitch

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* BrideAndSwitchBrideAndSwitch:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/135whiteblackbride.html The White Bride and the Black One]]", the WickedStepmother pushes the heroine out of the coach into the water to substitute her own child.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/198maidmaleen.html Maid Maleen]]", the princess, working as SculleryMaid, is asked to substitute herself for the bride by the bride herself, who either wants to hide her ugliness or her pregnancy. Alas for the bride, this means that Maid Maleen can reveal that she's the prince's old love, not actually dead.



* DamselInDistress

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* DamselInDistressDamselInDistress:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the hero saves the princess from the dragon.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/69jorinde.html Jorinde and Joringel]]", Jorinde is turned into a nightingale by a WickedWitch and held captive by her.



* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EarnYourHappyEnding

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* DudeWheresMyRespect
DudeWheresMyRespect:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs]]", a king who discovers finds his daughter [[SelfFulfillingProphecies doomed]] to marry a poor man tries to kill him with many tasks, before and after the wedding; in the end, he fails.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/126ferdinandfaithful.html Ferdinand the Faithful]]", after being slandered, Ferdinand must get a bride for the king and then all the things she demands before she will marry him. However, in the end, the bride tricks the king into letting her kill him, and then marries Ferdinand.
* EarnYourHappyEndingEarnYourHappyEnding: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/beautybeast/stories/lark.html The Singing, Springing Lark]]", the heroine has to go on a quest for seven years and face many dangers to get her happy ending.



* EngagementChallenge

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* EngagementChallengeEngagementChallenge:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the king has promised his daughter to anyone who rescues her from the dragon; after one of the brothers kills the dragon, [[FakeUltimateHero the marshall]] cuts his head off while he sleeps, but his {{Talking Animal}}s [[BackFromTheDead restore him]], and when he goes to the city with the animals, the princess identifies him, and since he has the tongues of the dragon, he can prove the marshall a liar.
** In "[[http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/grimm/bl-grimm-how6men.htm How Six Men Went Out Into the World]]"[=/=]"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVi3T2abqoU The Six Who Went Far In the World]]", the suitor must beat the princess herself in a race or be beheaded. Unfortunately, the princess is a dirty cheater.
** In "The Farmer's Clever Daughter", the king sets impossible tasks to the heroine, and marries her when she succeeds.
** "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/donkeyskin/stories/allfur.html All-Kinds-of-Fur]]" belongs to a family of tales where the audience is intended to side with the princess setting the impossible challenge, considering [[ParentalIncest who her suitor is]].



* FairestOfThemAll



* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence[=/=][[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Death]]

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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence[=/=][[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Death]]FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/6faithfuljohn.html Faithful John]]", the king is thinking to execute Faithful John because of his apparently absurd behavior. John explains and falls under the curse -- he is turned to stone. Then the king and queen learn they can restore him by killing their twin children and [[PoweredByAForsakenChild using the blood]]. (However, after they have done so, the revived Faithful John [[BackFromTheDead restores their children to life]].)
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/126ferdinandfaithful.html Ferdinand the Faithful]]", at the end, the queen likes Ferdinard better than her husband. So she declares she can cut off people's heads and restore them; the king makes her demonstrate it on Ferdinard, and then she cuts off his -- but then says something went wrong, so she can't put it back on, and marries Ferdinard instead.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/46fitchersbird.html Fitcher's Bird]]", Fitcher has a room where he keeps bodies he has hewn apart. Two sisters end up dead there, but the third [[BackFromTheDead rescues them]], and then Fitcher and his friends are burned to death in the house.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/43frautrude.html Frau Trude]]", the little girl goes to a witch's house, where the witch turns her into a block of wood and burns her.
** In "[[http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-40.html The Juniper Tree]]" the WickedStepmother chops her child stepson's head off with a heavy lid, then makes her daughter believe she did it. To hide the body, she cooks it into a stew and feeds it to the father. Later, the evil stepmother is crushed by a falling millstone.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/40robberbridegroom.html The Robber Bridegroom]]", the heroine hides in the robbers' lair and sees them tear a captive woman to pieces.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/28singingbone.html The Singing Bone]]", the younger brother is murdered by the [[GreenEyedMonster envious]] elder. His corpse rots, someone retrieves a bone from it and makes a flute, and the flute begins to sing of the murder.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", after the huntsman kills the dragon, the marshall cuts his head off while he sleeps. Fortunately, his {{Talking Animal}}s save him.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/8strangemusician.html The Wonderful Musician]]", the musician traps wild animals to keep them away from him.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/31girlwithouthands.html The Girl Without Hands]]", the Devil insists that the miller chop off his daughter's hands.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/96threelittlebirds.html The Three Little Birds]]", the heroine's sisters throw her babies into a river, trying to drown them.
** In "Aschenputtal", the evil stepsisters first cut off pieces of their feet to fit the golden slipper, and later had their eyes pecked out by birds who were avenging Ashenputtal.



* HeadlessHorseman

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* HeadlessHorsemanHeadlessHorseman: ''German Legends'' (''Deutsche Sagen'') includes two German folk tales of a headless horseman:
** One is set near Dresden in eastern Germany. In this tale, a woman from Dresden goes out early one Sunday morning to gather acorns in a forest. At a place called "Lost Waters", she hears a hunting horn. When she hears it again, she turns around she sees a headless man in a long grey coat sitting on a grey horse.
** In another, set in Brunswick, a headless horseman called "the wild huntsman" blows a horn which warns hunters not to ride the next day, because they will meet with an accident.



* KarmicJackpot: In "[[http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-38.html The Queen Bee]]", the youngest prince helps some animals the beginning of his quest, and they all turn up at the end to help him do the impossible tasks.



* KarmicJackpot



* NamelessNarrative

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* NamelessNarrativeNamelessNarrative: Most of the fairy tales; where characters have names, they're often descriptions, like "Snow White" or "Little Red Riding Hood". "Hansel and Gretel" is an exception, but even there the names weren't meant to be distinctive; in the Grimms' time and place, they were so common as to be nearly as generic as "Boy" and "Girl".



* RagsToRoyalty

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* RagsToRoyaltyRagsToRoyalty:
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/31girlwithouthands.html The Girl Without Hands]]", the miller's daughter marries a king; then the Devil conspires against her, she is driven out to the wilderness, but the king follows her and she regains her place.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/96threelittlebirds.html The Three Little Birds]]", the king's [[WonderChild children]] are abandoned and grow up in ignorance of their birth, until a magic bird informs the king and children of the truth.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs]]", a poor boy is foretold to be married to a princess, and does.
** In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/donkeyskin/stories/allfur.html All-Kinds-Of-Fur]]", a princess is forced to flee her home, and lives in a forest and then as a scullery maid before marrying a prince and becoming royalty again.



* RuleOfThree

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* RuleOfThreeRuleOfThree: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/186truesweetheart.html The True Sweetheart]]", the heroine goes to the ball three times.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs]]", a poor boy is foretold to be married to a princess, and does -- largely as a result of the king's attempts to prevent it.



* StandardHeroReward

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* StandardHeroRewardStandardHeroReward: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]", the king has promised his daughter to anyone who rescues her from the dragon.


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* YearOutsideHourInside: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/193drummer.html The Drummer]]", the drummer spends three days at the witch's house, and when he returns home three years have passed.
21st Jun '16 12:50:46 AM PaulA
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* {{Animorphism}}: Many fairytales deal with breaking an enchantment that has turned someone into an animal, including "Literature/TheFrogPrince" above.

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* {{Animorphism}}: Many fairytales deal with breaking an enchantment that has turned someone into an animal, including "Literature/TheFrogPrince" above.animal.



* FearlessFool: "The Youth Who Went Forth to Learn Fear"



* GhibliHills: Rose Red and Snow White live by one. It's usually less safe.



* LongNeck: One of the servants in "The Six Servants" has this characteristic.



* ParentalAbandonment: "Literature/HanselAndGretel" (''Hänsel und Gretel'')
10th Jun '16 6:34:21 AM Eievie
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Standards of child-friendliness have shifted in the past 200 years; [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm047.html some]] of the Grimms' stories are now considered [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath shockingly violent]] -- and at least one of them, [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm110.html "The Jew in the Thorns"]], notoriously [[ValuesDissonance religiously insensitive]]. ([[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/antisemitic.html Similar stories]] appear in the Grimms' other, more adult, story collection, ''Deutsche Sagen'' (''German Legends''). The... well, ''[[IncrediblyLamePun grim]]''... nature of many of the original stories have made the Grimm Brothers the TropeNamer for {{Grimmification}}. It should be noted, however, that some of the tales included by the Grimms were not intended for children in the first place -- hence the distinction made in the name of their popular collection.

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Standards of child-friendliness have shifted in the past 200 years; [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm047.html some]] of the Grimms' stories are now considered [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath shockingly violent]] -- and violent]]--and at least one of them, [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm110.html "The Jew in the Thorns"]], notoriously [[ValuesDissonance religiously insensitive]]. ([[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/antisemitic.html Similar stories]] appear in the Grimms' other, more adult, story collection, ''Deutsche Sagen'' (''German Legends''). The... The… well, ''[[IncrediblyLamePun grim]]''... grim]]''… nature of many of the original stories have made the Grimm Brothers the TropeNamer for {{Grimmification}}. It should be noted, however, that some of the tales included by the Grimms were not intended for children in the first place -- hence place--hence the distinction made in the name of their popular collection.



* DealWithTheDevil: Both literally and figuratively. This normally [[BrokenAesop turns out very well]] for the protagonist. ([[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm044.html Death,]] [[TearJerker however...]])

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* DealWithTheDevil: Both literally and figuratively. This normally [[BrokenAesop turns out very well]] for the protagonist. ([[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm044.html Death,]] [[TearJerker however...]])however…]])



* ImAHumanitarian: Cannibalism figures in several stories, most notably "The Juniper Tree."
* ImpossibleTask: In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/94peasantcleverdaughter.html The Peasant's Clever Daughter]]", a king promises he will marry the heroine if she can appear before him "not clothed, not naked, not riding, not walking, not in the road, and not out of the road". The peasant's daughter wraps herself in a fishnet that is being dragged by a donkey along the edge of the road.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Cannibalism figures in several stories, most notably "The Juniper Tree."
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* ImpossibleTask: In "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/94peasantcleverdaughter.html The "The Peasant's Clever Daughter]]", Daughter"]], a king promises he will marry the heroine if she can appear before him "not clothed, not naked, not riding, not walking, not in the road, and not out of the road". The peasant's daughter wraps herself in a fishnet that is being dragged by a donkey along the edge of the road.



* ParentalAbandonment: "[[Literature/HanselAndGretel Hänsel und Gretel]]"

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* ParentalAbandonment: "[[Literature/HanselAndGretel Hänsel "Literature/HanselAndGretel" (''Hänsel und Gretel]]"Gretel'')



* ShootTheShaggyDog: "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/2catmousepartnership.html Cat and Mouse in Partnership]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/2catmousepartnership.html Cat "Cat and Mouse in Partnership]]Partnership"]]



* {{Youkai}}: Nine-tailed foxes? Wonder where they got that idea...

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* {{Youkai}}: Nine-tailed foxes? Wonder where they got that idea...idea…
6th Apr '16 6:19:37 PM Faberlich
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21st Mar '16 10:50:38 PM Kindle4Light
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* EvilMatriarch

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* EvilMatriarchEvilMatriarch: The Grimms made an effort to avoid this by having evil mothers being step-parents instead.
8th Mar '16 2:51:41 PM henry42
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* "Literature/TheFrogPrince" (''Der Froschkōnig, oder der eiserne Heinrich''=''The Frog King, or Iron Henry'')

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* "Literature/TheFrogPrince" (''Der Froschkōnig, Froschkönig, oder der eiserne Heinrich''=''The Frog King, or Iron Henry'')
31st Jan '16 5:08:42 PM Taxima
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulu: The man looking for a godfather in "Godfather Death". He tells off both ''{{God}}'' and ''TheDevil'' and refuses them both as candidates.

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulu: DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: The man looking for a godfather in "Godfather Death". He tells off both ''{{God}}'' and ''TheDevil'' and refuses them both as candidates.
31st Jan '16 5:08:00 PM Taxima
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulu: The man looking for a godfather in "Godfather Death". He tells off both ''{{God}}'' and ''TheDevil'' and refuses them both as candidates.
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