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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Our Lady's Child Summary & Analysis

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Our Lady's Child Summary

A child is adopted by the Virgin Mary but the sent back to earth after she lies to Mary. She marries a king. The couple has three children, each of which is taken away because the girl will not admit her lie. Just as she is about to be killed, the girl admits her fault and her children are given back to her.

Our Lady's Child Analysis

This story teaches a valuable lesson about telling the truth as well as the dangers of pride. The girl's original sin is that she opened the thirteenth door. Her pride keeps the girl from happiness and almost causes her death. Note the use of the symbolic number of three. There are three parts of the trinity. Also, as the Virgin Mary asks the girl three times if she lied just as Jesus...

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