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

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The Duration of Life Summary

God speaks to several creatures to determine what their span of life will be. He asks the donkey if thirty years is satisfactory, to which the donkey replies that thirty years is much too long the bear the burdens he will have to bear. God takes this into consideration and shortens the span by eighteen years. Next the dog also begs for a shorter life, so God knocks twelve years off the span of the dog's life. Finally the monkey also doesn't want to be on earth where he will be made fun of for thirty years. Therefore, God shortens the monkey's life span by ten years. Next, God approaches man. Thirty years is much too short a lifetime according to the man. For this reason, God adds to the man's life the years he removed from...

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