History Literature / TheFrogPrince

4th Jul '16 3:40:59 PM Chariset
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A lesser-known [[Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon Norwegian variant]] features trolls and other mythical beasts who punish the girl and send her on a quest for disobeying her [[BalefulPolymorph enchanted animal companion]]. Contrast [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone]]; and other fantastic-bridegroom myths, wherein the original {{aesop}} was made in part to help women cope with very difficult pre-modern life prospects.

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A lesser-known [[Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon Norwegian variant]] features trolls and other mythical beasts who punish the girl and send her on a quest for disobeying her [[BalefulPolymorph enchanted animal companion]]. Contrast [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone]]; and other fantastic-bridegroom myths, wherein the original {{aesop}} was made in part to help young women cope with accept an ArrangedMarriage to someone they may not like very difficult pre-modern life prospects.much ("Don't worry what he looks like, sweetie, he'll be a good husband if you're a good wife.")
1st Jan '16 3:41:37 PM Goldfritha
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The princess's violence may be a throwback to other animal-bridegroom type stories in which violent acts (such as beheading the animal or burning its skin) were the only way to break the spell. Removed from this context, though, it gives the story a BrokenAesop; the moral up until that point has been that you must keep your promises. In abusing the frog, the princess is breaking her promise with a vengeance, leading the reader to wonder why she deserves the handsome prince. Versions in which she kisses him avert this problem.

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The princess's violence may be a throwback to other animal-bridegroom type stories -- including frog prince ones -- in which violent acts (such as beheading the animal or burning its skin) were the only way to break the spell. Removed from this context, though, it gives the story a BrokenAesop; the moral up until that point has been that you must keep your promises. In abusing the frog, the princess is breaking her promise with a vengeance, leading the reader to wonder why she deserves the handsome prince. Versions in which she kisses him avert this problem. \n Other folktale variants have the frog transform merely by sleeping in her bed-- raising other issues when they are found together.

It is a wide-spread tale in Europe, with many variations on why she makes the promise: the frog may tell her how to carry water in a sieve (as ordered by her WickedStepmother), or let her get water from a well that will cure her mother.



* CurseIsFoiledAgain: The prince turning back into a human thanks to the princess killing him or kissing him.

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* CurseIsFoiledAgain: The prince turning back into a human thanks to the princess killing him or kissing him.him or just letting him spend the night in her bed.


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* ShotgunWedding: A Hungarian version just mentions that they want them quickly married when the couple are found in her bedroom -- just to make sure there's enough time between the wedding and the christening.
4th May '15 11:50:44 AM nombretomado
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A lesser-known [[Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon Norwegian variant]] features trolls and other mythical beasts who punish the girl and send her on a quest for disobeying her [[BalefulPolymorph enchanted animal companion]]. Contrast [[ClassicalMythology Persephone]]; and other fantastic-bridegroom myths, wherein the original {{aesop}} was made in part to help women cope with very difficult pre-modern life prospects.

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A lesser-known [[Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon Norwegian variant]] features trolls and other mythical beasts who punish the girl and send her on a quest for disobeying her [[BalefulPolymorph enchanted animal companion]]. Contrast [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Persephone]]; and other fantastic-bridegroom myths, wherein the original {{aesop}} was made in part to help women cope with very difficult pre-modern life prospects.
24th Nov '14 4:24:55 PM MagBas
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A lesser-known [[Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon Norwegian variant]] features trolls and other mythical beasts who punish the girl and send her on a quest for disobeying her [[BalefulPolymorph enchanted animal companion]]. Contrast [[ClassicalMythology Persephone]]; and other fantastic-bridegroom myths, wherein the original {{aesop}} was made in part to help women cope with [[UnfortunateImplications very difficult]] pre-modern life prospects.

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A lesser-known [[Literature/EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon Norwegian variant]] features trolls and other mythical beasts who punish the girl and send her on a quest for disobeying her [[BalefulPolymorph enchanted animal companion]]. Contrast [[ClassicalMythology Persephone]]; and other fantastic-bridegroom myths, wherein the original {{aesop}} was made in part to help women cope with [[UnfortunateImplications very difficult]] difficult pre-modern life prospects.
11th Sep '14 10:26:25 PM HarpieSiren
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* CannotTellAJoke: The King in ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' version of the story.



%%* CurseIsFoiledAgain

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%%* CurseIsFoiledAgain* CurseIsFoiledAgain: The prince turning back into a human thanks to the princess killing him or kissing him.
3rd Mar '14 7:09:38 AM LordGro
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* BeastAndBeauty

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* %%* BeastAndBeauty



* CannotTellAJoke: The King in TheMuppets version of the story.

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* CannotTellAJoke: The King in TheMuppets ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' version of the story.



* CurseIsFoiledAgain
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* HappilyEverAfter

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* %%* CurseIsFoiledAgain
* %%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* %%* HappilyEverAfter



* LoveAtFirstSight

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* %%* LoveAtFirstSight



* SlapSlapKiss: In the original.

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* %%* SlapSlapKiss: In the original.
3rd Mar '14 7:06:26 AM LordGro
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* LicensedGame: The Prince is the AntiHero of the second game in the Videogame/DarkParables series.
* LostInImitation: The kiss has supplanted the violence of the older versions.
** Averted in the anime adaptation ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'', which shows the older version with the princess throwing the frog against the wall.

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* LicensedGame: The Prince is the AntiHero of the second game in the Videogame/DarkParables ''Videogame/DarkParables'' series.
* LostInImitation: The In many adaptations, the kiss has supplanted the violence of the older versions.
** Averted in the anime adaptation ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'', which shows the older version with the princess throwing the frog against the wall.
traditional versions.
3rd Mar '14 7:02:42 AM LordGro
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** Disney's ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''

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** Disney's ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''



* ShirtlessScene: RobinWilliams as Literature/TheFrogPrince in the ''Faerie Tale Theatre'' production of... ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Frog Prince]]'' is naked when he transforms back into a man, covered only by a ModestyBedsheet.

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* ShirtlessScene: RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams as Literature/TheFrogPrince the prince in the ''Faerie Tale Theatre'' production of... ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The of "The Frog Prince]]'' Prince" is naked when he transforms back into a man, covered only by a ModestyBedsheet.
2nd Mar '14 5:36:09 PM cococrisp
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** Averted in ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'', which shows the older version with the princess throwing the frog against the wall.

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** Averted in the anime adaptation ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'', which shows the older version with the princess throwing the frog against the wall.
2nd Mar '14 5:35:48 PM cococrisp
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** Averted in ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'', which shows the older version with the princess throwing the frog against the wall.
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