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

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The Willful Child Summary

A child who will not mind her parents dies. Her arm sticks up out of the grave. When the mother strikes the arm with a rod, the girl puts her arm down and rests in her grave.

The Willful Child Analysis

As noted in the Book of Proverbs from the Christian Bible, sparing the rod causes the child to become spoiled. In this story, even in death the child will not do as she is supposed to until her mother uses the rod of punishment.

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