The Dark Details Of The Original Tellings Of Fairy Tales

The Dark Details Of The Original Tellings Of Fairy Tales

You've likely heard of these classic fairy tales via their Disney retellings. However, many of the fairy tales you know and think you love have extremely disturbing details in the original versions written in the 1800s by the likes of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. "Cinderella," example, includes the step-sisters sawing off parts of their feet in order to fit into the glass slipper. They are found out by pigeons, who point out the blood pouring out of the shoe.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    In the original “Cinderella,” the step-sisters also saw off parts of their feet to attempt to fit into the glass slipper. (0:45)

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    In the original “Snow White,” the step-mother is forced to put on hot-iron shoes at Snow White's wedding and dance until she dies. (1:18)

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    In the original “Rapunzel,” the prince is forced to jump from the tower and gets his eyes gauged out by thorns upon landing. (2:27)

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