November 8, 2020 | Furrypelts. The Singing, Soaring Lark. The Goose Girl.
"I have decided to marry my daughter, for she is the living image of my dead wife, and I shall never find another bride like her." Furrypelts
A statement like a kaleidoscope–one doesn't know what to say, except one doesn't want to spin it too much.
"The Singing, Soaring Lark" may be my favorite from Grimms so far, with all the complications of relationships: parent & child, in-laws, husband & wife, wife & mistress. There's no villain but people whose lives are changed by what they reasonably want.
Two things learned from "The Goose Girl":
1. Knacker: a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use as animal food or fertilizer
2. Falada (spoken, in Portuguese) the horse loses his life not because he has spoken, but he can speak.
October 29, 2020 | The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich. The Poor Miller’s Boy and the Cat. Mother Trudy.
October 30, 2020 | The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats. The Twelve Brothers. The Hand with the Knife.
October 31, 2020 | Little Brother and Little Sister. How Children Played Butcher with Each Other.
November 3, 2020 | The Bremen Town Musicians. The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs. The Children Living in a Time of Famine.
November 4, 2020 | The Magic Table, The Gold Donkey, and the Club in the Sack. The Elves. The Stubborn Child.
November 9, 2020 | A Fairy Tale about a Boy Who Left Home to Learn about Fear. The Worn-out Dancing Shoes. Snow White and Rose Red.