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

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The Riddle Summary

After an experience with a witch, a king's son devises a riddle which a princess can not answer. Although she has promised to marry the man who presents her with a riddle she can not solve, the princess tricks the king's son into giving her the answer to the riddle. Instead of marrying the princess, the son is set to be put to death. He is able to prove the princess tricked him and is saved. In the end he marries the princess.

The Riddle Analysis

A combination of luck and intelligence keeps this prince safe and ultimately makes him a king. The prince is lucky because he is not injured by the witch or her dangerous drink. The prince uses his intelligence when he comes up with the riddle for the princess, then keeps her mantle when she tries to...

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