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

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The Owl Summary

A great horned owl ventures into a barn in a small village. Daylight comes and the bird is afraid to leave the barn. The owner of the barn finds the owl inside the structure and is afraid of what he calls "the beast". All the people of the village are called together. No one, not even a strong man wearing armor, is brave enough to take on the bird. Finally the villagers decide to burn the barn and thus rid themselves of the bird.

The Owl Analysis

In this story frightened villagers take a situation to an extreme and burn a barn and all its contents in order to rid themselves of a scared bird. The moral of this story might be that one shouldn't overreact, even when a situation seems dire.

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