BC: Works Cited “Annotations for Rumpilstiltskin.” Sur La Lune. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2012.
FC: Rumpelstilskin By: Paige Madden, Haley Sinclair, David Porter
1: The story was a folktale passed down orally that was popular in Europe. It was first written down in Johann Fischart's adaptation of Book 1 of Francois Rabelais' in the late 1400s to early 1500s in Germany.
2: The name Rumpelstiltskin has stayed the same in all the translations throughout the years. | Examples are, he was known as Trit-a-Trot in Ireland, Tom Tit Tot in Suffolk, Terrytop in Cornwall, and Whuppity Stoorie in Scotland.
3: However, in English, the oldest version known to exist was published in German Popular Stories, Translated from the Kinder and Haus-Marchen, Collected by M. M. Grimm, From Oral Tradition, 1823.
4: It took years before it was finally written down because it was such a popular story.
5: This version (with a few modifications) is still the most widely known version on Rumpelstiltskin.
6: It's that we should all be more careful what we say, and think of the consequences. | THEME
8: Rumpelstiltskin is the trickster archetype because he is someone with special powers who causes trouble but he isn't necessarily evil.
9: The Miller is the wise Old man archetype because he gives his daughter advise and helps her meet the king
10: The miller's daughter is a damsel in distress archetype in the beginning because she is in a cellar and helpless and Rumpelstiltskin comes and helps her
11: Later, she marries the king and has a successful life, she is the typical mother archetype, she is loving and protective of her child and stops at nothing to save him.
12: Her son is the child archetype.
13: Rumpelstiltskin can be found in modern day in literature such as the witch's boy or a curse dark as gold.
14: It had influence in movies such as Shrek, star trek and there are many modern day spin offs of it like one made in 1996.
16: One motif is the spindle he used to make the golden thread, which represents her working to better her status for her family.
18: The next morning the king said if that night she could do it again, he would marry her. That night when the man came to the room she said she had nothing left to give so he asked for her first child and she agreed. He spun the gold and she married the king. Years later when she had her first child he came and wanted the baby. She didn't want to give the baby up so he said if she could guess his name then she could keep it. She had 3 nights to guess the name and she couldn't think of it until the last night she heard him singing in the woods that his name is Rumpelstiltskin. When she said she knew his name was Rumpelstiltskin, he died and that is the end.
19: Rumpelstiltskin is about the miller's daughter. Her dad wrongly tell the king that she can weave gold out of hay, so the king locks her in a room of hay overnight and tells her to make gold. She cries and then a little man comes in and says that he will weave it for her in exchange for something. She gives him her necklace and he makes the gold. The king was impressed and in the morning her made her do it the next night only in a bigger room with more hay. The man came in again and this time she gave him her ring to spin the gold.