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

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The Juniper Tree Summary

A boy is killed by his stepmother. In an attempt to cover up the murder, the woman bakes the boy into a pudding and feeds the boy to his father. The boy's sister collects his bones, and as she cries over them they become a bird which flies away. The bird kills the stepmother by dropping a millstone on her. The bird is turned back into a boy and he, his sister, and his father live together happily.

The Juniper Tree Analysis

In true fairy tale fashion this story features a mean stepmother who kills her stepchild, cuts him up and feeds him to the boy's father. Also in the fairy tale tradition the boy comes back to life as a bird that ultimately gets revenge on his mean stepmother.

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