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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The White Bride and the Black Bride Summary & Analysis

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The White Bride and the Black Bride Summary

After a stepdaughter is kind to God, He grants her three wishes. Through fate, the beautiful stepdaughter is set to be married to a king. The stepmother is jealous and causes the king to be tricked into marrying one of her natural daughters instead. Meanwhile, the stepdaughter is killed by her stepmother and turns into a swan. When the king tries to kill this swan, it transforms into the beautiful girl. The king marries the beautiful stepdaughter and has her stepmother and stepsister punished.

The White Bride and the Black Bride Analysis

This story focuses on the symbolism of the colors black and white. White is traditionally associated with things that are pure and innocent while black is associated with things that are evil and bad. Although the stepmother tries to...

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