The Cause And Effect In Rapunzel The Grimm´S Fairy Tales

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In the story Rapunzel, by Grimms’ Fairy Tales, many events lead up to the tragic, yet happy, ending. The wife, who had a baby on the way, craved some of the enchantress’s herbs to eat. Every day, her craving got stronger until she could not take it anymore, and sent her husband over to steal some. The enchantress noticed the husband and got very angry. She decided to be nice and make a deal with the husband. The enchantress would spare his life if the child that his wife bare would be given to her. When the baby girl, Rapunzel, was born, she was handed over to enchantress. At the age of twelve she was locked away in a tower. There were no stairs leading to the castle, so no one could get in our out. The enchantress would climb up Rapunzel’s hair to get in. The King’s son heard Rapunzel singing and went to go see her. Rapunzel and the King’s son fell in love and decided to get married. Rapunzel told him to bring a piece of cloth every night so she could make a ladder to descend from. The enchantress found out about Rapunzel’s plan, so she cut all of her hair off and dumped Rapunzel in the desert. When the King’s son came by, the enchantress let down Rapunzel’s hair. The King’s son was so frightened by the enchantress that he jumped out of the tower, piercing his eyes on thorns. He wandered the forest until he came upon Rapunzel and his twins. Rapunzel’s tears cleared up the King’s son’s eyes, and they lived happily ever after in the kingdom. In the end, they lived happily ever after because, the wife craved the herbs, the King’s son found Rapunzel, and the enchantress discovered the King’s son.
The first event that started the chain of reactions in Rapunzel, by Grimms’ Fairy Tales, was the wife’s desire. The wife craved the herbs every day, and was thought to die without them. Her husband snuck over and stole the herbs, but got caught by the enchantress. She was furious with him, but let her anger dissipate. “’I will allow thee to take away with thee as much rampion as thou wilt, only I make one condition, thou must give me the child which thy wife will bring into the world’”. This quote shows how Rapunzel ended up in the enchantress’s tower. If the wife had not sent her husband over to steal the rampion, Rapunzel may have never been taken by the enchantress. The wife shows greed and gluttony, while the husband shows love. Love is evident because the husband will do anything to please his wife. The wife’s desire for the rampion is the first event that starts to pave the way to a great ending of the fairytale.
The next cause was the meeting of Rapunzel and the King’s son in Rapunzel, by Grimms’ Fairy Tales. They soon fell in love after talking for a while. The King’s son proposed to Rapunzel. “’I will willingly go away with thee, but I do not know how to get down. Bring with thee a skein of silk every time thou comest, and I will weave a ladder with...

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