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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Ungrateful Son Summary & Analysis

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The Ungrateful Son Summary

A son will not let his father have any roast chicken. The chicken turns into a huge toad that attaches itself to the son's face. For the rest of his life the son goes around with this amphibian and is forced to feed it.

The Ungrateful Son Analysis

Because he will not share with his father, a son is punished by being forced to carry around and feed a toad the rest of his life. This is a warning to older children to continue to care for their parents even in their old age.

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