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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Fisherman and His Wife Summary & Analysis

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The Fisherman and His Wife Summary

A fisherman catches an enchanted flounder that gives him and his wife a new house. The wife soon becomes unhappy with her house and wants a bigger one. The fish grants her this wish. This happens several times. The woman eventually wishes to be like God. The fish grants this wish also and puts her back in her pig-sty.

The Fisherman and His Wife Analysis

This story is basically a story of greed. It carries a warning not to be greedy. What begins as a desire to better her condition leads the woman in the story down a trail on which she becomes greedier and greedier. The woman's last desire to be like God places her back in her pig-sty. Most people do not realize that a desire to be like God should be a...

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