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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Simeli Mountain Summary & Analysis

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Simeli Mountain Summary

A poor brother watches as twelve robbers leave a mountain. He goes to the mountain and says the secret password. He decides to take only a pocketful of gold with which he feeds his family and does good works. His rich brother demands to know where his poor brother has gotten his money. The rich brother goes to the mountain and picks up as many jewels as he can carry. He forgets the name of the mountain which he must call in order to leave. The robbers catch him in the cave and kill him.

Simeli Mountain Analysis

This story teaches that greed is a dangerous personality characteristic. In this story, the rich brother is killed as a result of his greed. Note the use of magic in this story where a mountain splits open when called by a secret name...

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