History Literature / Rapunzel

16th May '17 8:59:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MyBelovedSmother: Some takes on the witch make her into an overprotective parental figure.
15th May '17 9:00:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The innocent, beautiful, pure, inaccessible maiden is blond. Yup.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The innocent, beautiful, pure, inaccessible maiden is blond.blonde. Yup.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Experiments have determined that human hair actually ''is'' strong enough to support an adult human's weight (even blond hair, which is weaker than darker hair), as long as it's anchored to something first so that it's not pulling directly on the scalp. All early versions of the tale mention that Rapunzel ties her hair to a hook in the wall before letting someone climb it; this is seen in ''Tangled'' as well.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Experiments have determined that human hair actually ''is'' strong enough to support an adult human's weight (even blond blonde hair, which is weaker than darker hair), as long as it's anchored to something first so that it's not pulling directly on the scalp. All early versions of the tale mention that Rapunzel ties her hair to a hook in the wall before letting someone climb it; this is seen in ''Tangled'' as well.
4th May '17 8:14:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LuredIntoATrap: After the witch cuts off Rapunzel's hair and banishes her, she lets down the shorn locks when the Prince, unaware of what happened, calls to Rapunzel. Though what happens next depends on the version, her intentions for him are clearly not good.
15th Apr '17 8:09:25 PM NOYB
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Experiments have determined that human hair actually ''is'' strong enough to support an adult human's weight (even blonde hair, which is weaker than darker hair), as long as it's anchored to something first so that it's not pulling directly on the scalp. All early versions of the tale mention that Rapunzel ties her hair to a hook in the wall before letting someone climb it; this is seen in ''Tangled'' as well.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Experiments have determined that human hair actually ''is'' strong enough to support an adult human's weight (even blonde blond hair, which is weaker than darker hair), as long as it's anchored to something first so that it's not pulling directly on the scalp. All early versions of the tale mention that Rapunzel ties her hair to a hook in the wall before letting someone climb it; this is seen in ''Tangled'' as well.
15th Apr '17 8:08:28 PM NOYB
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* TextileWorkIsFeminine: It's implied that Rapunzel is a skilled weaver, since most versions have her ask the Prince to bring her skeins of silk which she'll use to make a ladder to escape the tower with.

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* TextileWorkIsFeminine: It's implied that Rapunzel is a skilled weaver, since most versions have her ask the Prince to bring her skeins of silk which that she'll use to make a ladder to escape the tower with.
15th Apr '17 7:51:03 PM NOYB
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The innocent, beautiful, pure, inaccessible maiden is blonde. Yup.
** ''Tangled'' subverts it since [[spoiler: Rapunzel is ''not'' a natural blonde, but a brunette like both of her parents. The ''magic'' in her hair is what makes her a blond.]]

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The innocent, beautiful, pure, inaccessible maiden is blonde.blond. Yup.
** ''Tangled'' subverts it since [[spoiler: Rapunzel is ''not'' a natural blonde, but a brunette like both of her parents. The ''magic'' in her hair is what makes her a blond.blonde.]]
6th Apr '17 1:42:52 PM Sharysa
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* SympatheticCriminal: Rapunzel's parents act a lot less stupid when one realizes that in many ancient cultures, pregnancy cravings were SeriousBusiness. It's likely that Rapunzel's father ''literally'' thought his wife and unborn child might die if he didn't get some rampion for her. [[SocietyMarchesOn Modern doctors theorize]] that in times with only basic understanding of nutrition and a serious lack of reliable healthcare, the mother's cravings were a sign that she wasn't getting enough of a certain vitamin that the rampion would have had.

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* SympatheticCriminal: Rapunzel's parents act a lot less stupid when one realizes that in many ancient cultures, pregnancy cravings were SeriousBusiness. It's likely that Rapunzel's father ''literally'' thought his wife and unborn child might die if he didn't get some rampion for her. her as fast as possible. [[SocietyMarchesOn Modern doctors theorize]] that in times with only basic understanding of nutrition and a serious lack of reliable healthcare, the mother's cravings were a sign that she mother wasn't getting enough of a certain vitamin that the rampion would have had.
6th Apr '17 1:37:30 PM Sharysa
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* SympatheticCriminal: Rapunzel's parents act a lot less stupid when one realizes that in many ancient cultures, pregnancy cravings were SeriousBusiness. It's likely that Rapunzel's father ''literally'' thought his wife and unborn child might die if her cravings wouldn't let up. [[SocietyMarchesOn Modern doctors theorize]] that in times with basic understanding of nutrition and a serious lack of reliable healthcare, Rapunzel's cravings were a sign that she wasn't getting enough of a certain vitamin.

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* SympatheticCriminal: Rapunzel's parents act a lot less stupid when one realizes that in many ancient cultures, pregnancy cravings were SeriousBusiness. It's likely that Rapunzel's father ''literally'' thought his wife and unborn child might die if her cravings wouldn't let up. he didn't get some rampion for her. [[SocietyMarchesOn Modern doctors theorize]] that in times with only basic understanding of nutrition and a serious lack of reliable healthcare, Rapunzel's the mother's cravings were a sign that she wasn't getting enough of a certain vitamin.vitamin that the rampion would have had.
6th Apr '17 1:35:56 PM Sharysa
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* SympatheticCriminal: Rapunzel's parents act a lot less stupid when one realizes that in many ancient cultures, pregnancy cravings were SeriousBusiness. It's likely that Rapunzel's father ''literally'' thought his wife and unborn child might die if her cravings wouldn't let up. [[SocietyMarchesOn Modern doctors theorize]] that in times with basic understanding of nutrition and a serious lack of reliable healthcare, Rapunzel's cravings were a sign that she wasn't getting enough of a certain vitamin.
6th Apr '17 11:26:50 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* PregnantBadass: Rapunzel, in the versions where she bears the Prince's kid/kids. Living alone in the desert isn't easy at the best of times, especially for a pregnant young woman who has no survival skills ''and'' has been isolated from the world by her ParentalSubstitute.

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* PregnantBadass: Rapunzel, in the versions where she bears the Prince's kid/kids. Living alone in the desert isn't easy at the best of times, especially for a pregnant young woman who has no survival skills ''and'' has been isolated from the world by her ParentalSubstitute. She not only survives the childbirth, but manages to raise at least one kid in such an unfriendly environment.
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