The Brothers Grimm Amanda Schilliger-Kelly ENG1102 / English Composition II – T4/10 Instructor: Elizabeth Owens 11 May 2010
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Jacob born January 4, 1785 Wilhelm born February 24, 1786 Both born in Hanau, Germany Two of none children born to Philipp Wilhelm Grimm and Dorothea Grimm Both attended University of Marburg
The Grimm Brothers The Bother’s were German professors of linguistics Started out to create a comprehensive German dictionary Later completed in 1954, DeutschesWorterbook, a 16 volume German historical dictionary The Brothers set out to learn the language Ended finding the older generation would talk more but by share tales The Brother’s collected all the tales and late published and are still part of children’s literature today
“Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children' and Household Tales) The Brother Grimm are most famous for there Folk fairy tale collection 200 German fairy tales Published in volume one in 1812 Containing 86 different tales In 1814, volume 2 was published Adding 70 more tales The Frog King
The Grimm Brother’s Fairytales A few of the stories from the collection of the Grimm Brothers Cinderella Rapunzel Little Red riding Hood The Frog King Cat and Mouse Little Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) Little Snow-White The Juniper-Tree Old Sultan The Six Swans Rumpelstiltskin Sweetheart Roland The Golden Bird The Golden Goose Briar-Rose Little Red Cap
The Grimm Brother’s Fairytales All the tales collected were of magical, scary, comedic, and often violent journey into the forests of ancient Germany and France where every path leads to mystery and adventure Not always intended for children Rewritten several times and over the years -- Tales gradually got softer, sweeter Each tale had multiple lessons Little Red Riding Hood is known as Rotkäppchen in German.
The Grimm Brother’s Fairytales Throughout the 1900s the Grimm Brother’s Fairy tales were among the most widely read after the Bible All stories have been translated in to at least 70 different languages around the world All of stories were amusing and enchanting were filled with life’s lesson Good way of teaching young children is by reading to them RAPUNZEL