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Literary Analysis of Rumpelstiltskin

            The creepy, Grimm Brother's tale, "Rumpelstiltskin," was said to have taken place a long time ago at the site of an old, sewing mill. A poor miller found himself in contact with the King of the village and claimed that his daughter could spin straw into gold. The King was under the impression that this was truthful when really it was a lie. When the daughter finds herself upset because of her inability to oblige the Kings wishes, she receives help in exchange for her valuables. First, her necklace is sacrificed to the strange, little man who knows how to spin straw into gold. The second time the King demands gold, she sacrifices her ring to the little man. When the King demands gold for a third time, she has nothing left to give. The girl finally agrees to award the little man her first-born child as her repayment, considering her only other option was being killed by the King. Eventually, her son is born and the little man continues to demand the child after denying the daughters riches as a substitute repayment. The little man claims, "No, a living creature is dearer to me than all the treasures in the world." The daughter became incredibly upset so the little man decided to reason with her. He made a deal that if she could guess his name within three days, he would allow her to keep the child. She sent a messenger to find out all of the villagers names but none of them were the right ones. Finally, on the third day, she guessed, "Is your name perhaps, Rumpelstiltskin?"(Brothers Grimm) Out of suspicion that his name has been revealed by, "demons", he stuck his right foot into the ground, grasped his left foot, and tore himself in half. .
             The horror film that was created based on the fairy tale was terribly different from the original tale itself. The movie took place in the year 2004, where some of the characters had cell phones and drove cars. Rumpelstiltskin was depicted as an incredibly ugly immortal creature that, by magic, had been brought back to life to suck the souls out of living infants.

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