History Literature / TheLittleMermaid

15th Aug '15 1:05:32 PM spydre
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* ValuesDissonance: Modern readers often have trouble with the story's moral of "Even heathen can reach salvation if they suffer enough."
15th Aug '15 1:04:53 PM spydre
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* ValuesDissonance: Modern readers often have trouble with the story's moral of "Even heathen can reach salvation if they suffer enough."
1st Jul '15 3:39:42 PM Generality
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* SolitarySorceress: The Sea Witch lives by herself in a dangerous part of the ocean. Unlike in the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation]], here, she's a TrueNeutral character who tells the mermaid about every negative consequence her spell has.
30th Jun '15 9:42:54 AM watchfullkittycat32
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* FashionHurts: The Little Mermaid had oysters attached to her tail by her grandmother to show her great rank. --> '''Little Mermaid''': "But they hurt me so." --> '''Grandmother''': "Pride must suffer pain."
20th May '15 3:12:04 AM PRH
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* AnAesop: The latest ending makes the good deeds time adjust depending on whether children are being good or bad, with more time off for good behavior than time added for bad behavior. ** In the story itself, it seems to say "don't give up your life for love", as the Little Mermaid, who could swim around, do as she pleased, and live for 300 years under the sea, gave it all up because she fell in love and ended up dying because the prince loved someone else.
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* AnAesop: The latest ending makes AnAesop: ** On the good deeds time adjust depending on whether children are being good or bad, with more time off for good behavior than time added for bad behavior. ** In the story itself, surface, it seems to say "don't "[[LoveMakesYouDumb don't give up your life for love", love]]", as the Little Mermaid, who could swim around, do as she pleased, and live for 300 years under the sea, gave it all up because she fell in love and ended up dying because the prince loved someone else.else. However, since the reward for the path the Mermaid has taken is no less than an eternal life in heaven, it turns out that the message is quite the opposite - LoveRedeems, and the classic Christian theme of redemption through ordeal is unmistakable throughout the entire story. ** The latest ending makes the good deeds time adjust depending on whether children are being good or bad, with more time off for good behavior than time added for bad behavior.

* BittersweetEnding: The Little Mermaid can gain an immortal soul after doing about 300 years of good deeds.
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* BittersweetEnding: The Little Mermaid can gain an immortal soul mermaid is given a choice to kill the prince and return home or not and turn to sea foam. She chooses the latter. However, after doing about 300 years of good deeds.deeds she can gain an immortal soul and go to heaven.

* DownerEnding: The mermaid is given a choice to kill the prince and return home or not and turn to sea foam. She chooses the latter.
10th Apr '15 7:18:15 PM nombretomado
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The story has been adapted several times, from ballets, to musicals, to the the 1989 hit DisneyAnimatedCanon film, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. The Disney version changed the ending to a HappilyEverAfter one, and several [[LostInImitation subsequent adaptations]] have followed suit.
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The story has been adapted several times, from ballets, to musicals, to the the 1989 hit DisneyAnimatedCanon Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. The Disney version changed the ending to a HappilyEverAfter one, and several [[LostInImitation subsequent adaptations]] have followed suit.
7th Oct '14 7:32:16 PM watchfullkittycat32
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** In the story itself, it seems to say "don't give up your life for love."
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** In the story itself, it seems to say "don't give up your life for love."love", as the Little Mermaid, who could swim around, do as she pleased, and live for 300 years under the sea, gave it all up because she fell in love and ended up dying because the prince loved someone else.
25th Sep '14 4:24:27 AM hullflyer
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* CessationOfExistence: Mermaids live longer than human but don't have afterlife.
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* CessationOfExistence: Mermaids live longer than human but don't have an afterlife.
25th Sep '14 4:23:43 AM hullflyer
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* AndIMustScream: You have sold your tongue and you feel like walking on blades every time you set a foot on ground without being able to complaining about the pain. ''And the mermaid was said to be a gifted dancer. ''
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* AndIMustScream: You have sold your tongue and you feel like walking on blades every time you set a foot on ground without being able to complaining complain about the pain. ''And the mermaid was said to be a gifted dancer. ''
20th Sep '14 9:00:42 AM watchfullkittycat32
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* BecomeARealBoy: Mermaids live for five hundred years and then dissolve into sea foam, having no afterlife of any kind. The protagonist's ongoing wish, even prior to her falling in love with the prince, is to become a human and acquire an immortal soul though in many adaptations this is completely ignored in favor of emphasizing the love story.
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* BecomeARealBoy: Mermaids live for five three hundred years and then dissolve into sea foam, having no afterlife of any kind. The protagonist's ongoing wish, even prior to her falling in love with the prince, is to become a human and acquire an immortal soul though in many adaptations this is completely ignored in favor of emphasizing the love story.
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