The Interpretation of Fairy Tales Characters

Marie-Louise von Franz
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Dummling

Dummling is the protagonist of the Grimm fairy tale "The Three Feathers." He is one of three sons of an aging king who needs to choose an heir. He is characterized initially as dim-witted and slow, and he is ridiculed and dismissed as an oaf by his older brothers. The king decides that whoever will bring him the most beautiful carpet will inherit the kingdom. He casts three feathers in the ai, and instructs his sons to follow each feather and find a carpet wherever it lands. As if to reinforce Dummling's dim-witted aspect, Dummling's feather falls directly down onto the castle floor. He appears to have no hope of finding a carpet, and the brothers think they have easily won.

However, Dummling finds a hidden trap door in the floor, and he follows it to a cellar where a toad (later revealed to be a beautiful woman...

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