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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was Summary & Analysis

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Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was Summary

This is the story of a young, mentally handicapped boy who is fascinated with other people's ability to shudder and react to fear, a reaction which he does not understand. He goes through a variety of trials meant to make him feel fear, but he does not respond properly to any of them. It is not until his wife pours fish on his back that he is able to shudder as he wishes.

Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was Analysis

Because of the imagery and supernatural happenings in this story it has a surreal, almost dream-like feel to it. Through his life, the ability to feel fear has been the boy's one great desire. The...

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