History DrivenToSuicide / FairyTales

3rd Nov '12 6:46:09 PM Goldfritha
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-->''She began to weep, and wail, and lament, telling that inanimate piece of wood the story of her travails, speaking as she would have done to a living being; and perceiving that the doll answered not, she took up the knife and sharpening it on the pumice-stone, said, 'If thou wilt not answer me, I shall kill myself, and thus will end the feast;' and the doll swelled up as a bag-pipe, and at last answered, 'Yes, I did hear thee, I am not deaf.'''

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-->''She began to weep, and wail, and lament, telling that inanimate piece of wood the story of her travails, speaking as she would have done to a living being; and perceiving that the doll answered not, she took up the knife and sharpening it on the pumice-stone, said, 'If thou wilt not answer me, I shall kill myself, and thus will end the feast;' and the doll swelled up as a bag-pipe, and at last answered, 'Yes, I did hear thee, I am not deaf.''''''
* In ''Literature/TheBlueMountains'', the hero despairs of finding the princess, and goes to kill himself with the sword she left him.
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6th Jul '12 10:50:58 PM Oreochan
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* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/index.html Bearskin]]'', when the hero, appalling shaggy, filthy and ragged, but rich, rescues a man from financial distress, the man promises that he may marry one of his daughters. Only [[YoungestChildWins the youngest]] is willing. However, his appearance stemmed from a DealWithTheDevil, and that being over, [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely]], and the older sisters are reduced to [[GreenEyedMonster envy]] and commit suicide. The Devil exults to the hero that he has got two souls instead of the one.
** Other variants of this type of tale include ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/dongiovanni.html Don Giovanni de la Fortuna]]'', ''[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/SoldierandtheBadMan.html The Soldier and the Bad Man]]'', ''[[http://www.gwu.edu/~folktale/GERM232/bearskin/web%20pages/RoadtoHell.html The Road to Hell]]'', ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/bearskin/stories/rewardkindness.html The Reward of Kindness]]'', [[http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0361.html#sutermeister ''The Devil As Partner'' and ''Never Wash'']].
* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/sleepingbeauty/stories/youngslave.html The Young Slave]]'', the heroine is so badly abused that she contemplates suicide. Fortunately, her uncle hears her lamenting her woes and saves her.
-->''She began to weep, and wail, and lament, telling that inanimate piece of wood the story of her travails, speaking as she would have done to a living being; and perceiving that the doll answered not, she took up the knife and sharpening it on the pumice-stone, said, 'If thou wilt not answer me, I shall kill myself, and thus will end the feast;' and the doll swelled up as a bag-pipe, and at last answered, 'Yes, I did hear thee, I am not deaf.'''
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