The Interpretation of Fairy Tales - Chapter 7, pages 114 through 163 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, pages 114 through 163 Summary and Analysis

This chapter takes a look at several other fairy tales and examines how the Jungian concepts of the "shadow," the "anima" and the "animus" might help illuminate them. In a tale called "Prince Ring," a prince named Ring chases a golden hind into the woods, and becomes trapped in a barrel by a witch. The barrel is tossed to sea, and he washes up in a strange land where two giants take him in. They are very kind, but they forbid him to go into the kitchen. He does anyway, finding a friendly dog named Snati-Snati there. The giants begrudgingly allow Ring to keep this dog. Ring and Snati-Snati travel to a kingdom where an advisor to the king named Rauder, jealous of Ring, compels the king to ask Ring to do a seemingly impossible task: take...

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