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

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The Beam Summary

A magician has a rooster that carries a heavy beam. A girl sees that the beam is only a straw. She ridicules the man and the crowd drives him away in disgrace. The magician decides to get revenge on the girl on her wedding day. As she goes to the church, she reaches a swollen creek and lifts her dress so she can wade across. The magician has enchanted the creek and it is really only a field of blue flowers the girl walks across with her lifted dress. All the townspeople ridicule the girl and chase her away.

The Beam Analysis

In this story a girl learns she doesn't always have to tell everything she knows. The magician was simply entertaining the people and doing them no harm. Her revelation of his art caused him to be angry with her...

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