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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The White Snake Summary & Analysis

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The White Snake Summary

A servant samples a king's secret dish one day. The food, a white snake, gives him the ability to hear the conversations of animals. This skill allows him to solve the mystery of the queen's missing ring. In exchange, the servant is allowed to go out and see the world. While exploring, the servant meets a princess, on whom he uses his special skills to win her hand and heart in marriage.

The White Snake Analysis

A man's magical ability to hear the conversations of animals first saves his life then allows him to marry above his rank. Note the use of the symbolic three in the story. The servant is met by three different types of animals and is given three different tests.

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