Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm • 1785 -Jacob Grimm was born in Hanau, Germany. • 1786- Jacob’s brother Wilhelm Grimm was born. • The boys were 10/11 years old when their father died. An aunt sent them to a prestigious school.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm • Jacob and Wilhelm collected fairy tales from local story tellers who would go from village to village, telling their stories. • 1812 -First volume of tales were published • People objected to the stories, stating that they were too violent for children. The Grimm brothers wanted to keep the stories authentic and in their original form.
Fairy Tales • They are also called Marchen. • Setting is an unreal world. Time/place is not specified. • Characters are often not named, but are given names that describe them. • Involve magic and magical characters. • Often have talking animals.
Fairy Tales • Good characters are rewarded, bad characters are punished. • The hero is often humble, young, stupid, and/or small who overcome adversity to win the contest, marry the princess, and/or become rich beyond her/his wildest dreams. • Often end with the hero living happily ever after.
Fairy Tale Road • In Germany, there is a fairy tale “road” which highlights several areas where the Brothers Grimm’s stories take place. • The Fairy-Tale Road runs approximately 370 miles from Hanau in the south to Bremen in the north.ousehold-tales/
Stop 1: Hanau • The birthplace of the Grimm Brothers
Stop 2/3: Schwalm Region • Setting of Little Red Riding Hood • Visit the Museum to see traditional clothing Little Red Riding Hood could’ve worn.
Stop 4: Castle Sababurg • The Castle of Sleeping Beauty
Stop 5: Hamlin • Setting for the Pied Piper, a rat catcher who lured the town's children away, never to be seen again. • Visit the rat catchers house • See the old Glockenspiel at the "Hochzeitshaus" (Wedding House) that reenacts the legend of the Pied Piper.
Bremen • The home of the Bremen town musicians, the witty animals that outsmarted the thieves. • Visit their statue on the central town square.
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