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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Faithful John Summary & Analysis

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Faithful John Summary

A faithful servant takes care of his master by getting for him the maiden he wants as well as keeping him safe. However, the master does not completely trust his servant and the servant is turned to stone. Only after the master sacrifices his own children is the servant restored. The children are also brought back to life.

Faithful John Analysis

This story teaches the lesson of trusting others. Although faithful John had always been trustworthy, the king does not trust his motives when this trust matters most. In order to undo his lack of trust in John, the king must sacrifice his own children to bring John back to life. In return for his ability to take this step of faith and sacrifice his children, the king is rewarded by not only getting his faithful servant back but also getting...

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