Rumpelstiltskin Tantrum YKTTW Discussion
"I can't have my way so I'm going to kill myself!"Up For Grabs
Let's face it; noone really likes having their self-will crossed. Most of us have been broken of the outbursts of rage, though. On the other end of the spectrum, you have this. Their rage is so great they kill themselves. This is a Death Trope, so spoilers lie ahead. Up for Grabs Folklore
- The Trope Namer is Rumpelstiltskin, who made a deal with the queen that if she could guess his name in three days, he would relinquish his claim on the Heir Apparent. She did, and he threw a fit of rage that ended with his suicide.
- In Greek Mythology, The Sphinx commited suicide by jumping off a cliff after her riddle was beaten.
- Native American lore claimed that the "pop" in popcorn was caused by a demon living inside the kernel. When the corn is heated, the demon gets so angry that it explodes.
- The Simpsons: Frank Grimes in Homer's Enemy.