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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Old Man and His Grandson Summary & Analysis

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The Old Man and His Grandson Summary

Because they are embarrassed by their father's inability to eat without making a mess, the man's son and his wife make the man sit behind the stove to eat. The young grandson builds something with a few pieces of wood. The parents ask what it is and he tells them it is a trough for them to eat out of when they grow old. Learning their lesson, they allow the grandfather to eat at the table again.

The Old Man and His Grandson Analysis

This brief story teaches parents how children will follow their example. The parents treat their elderly father cruelly; therefore, the child will follow in the parents' steps and treat them cruelly when they are old.

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