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FC: Rapunzel | Katie Davies, Lauren Sturgill, Jillian Herkins
1: German Fairytale developed by the Grimm Brothers published in 1812 in the "Children's and Household Tale's" storybook
2: an adaptation of the fairy tale, Persinette, was written by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force in 1698
3: similar to other tales from Italy and France one of the first traces of the tale was by Giambattista Basile in 1637, called Pentamerone
4: A couple lives beside a beautiful garden that belongs to a witch. The wife becomes pregnant and craves some of the rampion plant in the witch's garden.
5: She agrees to let him take as much of the plant as the wife wants, but as long as the unborn child becomes hers when she is born. | The third night that the husband sneaks into the garden, the witch catches him.
6: The witch names the newly born girl Rapunzel, after the rampion plant. She locks Rapunzel into a deserted tower in the woods when she turns 12. | "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair."
7: A prince riding through the forest hears Rapunzel singing. He sees how the witch climbs up her long hair to see her.
8: They plot to escape the tower together, but the witch finds out about this and chops Rapunzel's hair off and threw her into the forest. | The third night that the husband sneaks into the garden, the witch catches him.
9: The Prince finally found Rapunzel by following the sound of her beautiful singing voice. They reunited and went to the Kingdom where they would live happily ever after.
10: Theme | Freedom: Rapunzel strives to be free from her evil witch mother in order to live her own life.
11: Motif | Rapunzel's hair represents an escape from the tower in the forest which both represent confinement and being hidden from the real world.
12: She loses her child in order to get the rampion | Wife is a victim
13: Husband is a trickster | He goes against conventional ways and trespasses into the witch's garden to get his wife the rampion.
14: Prince is the hero | He rescues the princess and marries her. It displays his courage, strength, and self-sacrifice
15: Witch is the witch | She keeps Rapunzel locked up in the tower because she doesn't want anyone to see her beauty.
16: Rapunzel is the damsel in distress... | She very beautiful and is used as bait to trap the prince who desires her and treats her lavishly after the rescue.
17: Rapunzel is innocent and basically an abandoned child by her real parents. | And the child
18: In Modern culture....
19: Long hair is envied and wanted
20: Little girls see Rapunzel as an icon of beauty, because they're not quite aware of what the story is
21: So for many girls, growing their hair long makes them feel pretty
22: Rapunzel is also a sign of strength for girls that suffer from diseases like cancer. If Rapunzel can cut all of her beautiful hair, they can too
24: The 2010 Disney movie that was modeled after "Rapunzel"
25: Barbie as Rapunzel | released in 2002
26: Rapunzel Syndrome | Rapunzel Syndrome is a rare intriguing disorder in which swallowed hairs accumulates in the stomach.
27: The habitual swallowing of hairs over the years leads to the formation of a hair ball in the stomach. | The hair forms the shape of a tail that has been termed fairytale because of her long hair. | Rapunzel Syndrome." www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2689422/>.