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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Willow-Wren and the Bear Summary & Analysis

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The Willow-Wren and the Bear Summary

A wolf and a bear walk together in the woods, discussing the beautiful singing of the willow-wren. After the bear offends some baby birds, there is a war called between the creatures of the air and the creatures of the land. The birds send in a gnat to spy on the creatures of the land and learn their battle secrets. The birds win the war. The bear apologizes to the baby birds.

The Willow-Wren and the Bear Analysis

This is a story of mistaken identity. The bear believes the birds to be royalty and expects them to live as royalty. Instead, they are common birds. The bear's comment that the babies are disreputable starts a war that is only won by deceit. The babies, however, abandon their hunger strike and begin eating again.

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