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

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The Iron Stove Summary

A princess frees a handsome prince from an iron stove. As a result of her disobedience, she almost loses the prince to another woman. She uses three dresses to buy time with the prince and convince him of her love. The two are married.

The Iron Stove Analysis

Despite her inability to follow directions, the princess winds up getting her prince at the end of the story. Note the heavy use of groupings of three in this story. The princess is the third maiden sent to the iron stove, she is to speak only three words to her father, and the toads give the girl three gifts one of which is three nuts and another three needles. There are also three dresses and three chances to spend the night with the prince.

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