marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

the princess with the birds and beasts

My prince and princess in a fairy tale novel were gibing at the notion of a princess who attracts birds and harmless creatures like fawns and rabbits.

Then I paused to think of whether I could remember any such fairy tale princesses.

I couldn't remember any where the princess had, on her journey, helped three animals and gotten aid from them.  Princes tend to luck on those one, and they're not generally the most cuddle-some.    (Wolves, anyone?  Or salmons?  Even foxes would be iffy in a Disney style.)

Most of the time, a heroine associated with animals is getting specific magical help, or tests.  The birds that fly down from Aschenputtel's tree on her mother's grave, or a heroine's gently shooing birds from her father's ax in the kind and unkind girls tale type.

So they will continue to gibe.
Tags: fairy tale tropes, orchestrating characters
Subscribe

  • Aria: The Masterpiece Volume 1

    Aria: The Masterpiece Volume 1 by Kozue Amano In the future, when Earth is Manhome, and Mars is a terraformed world called Aqua because the melting…

  • Starship's Mage

    Starship's Mage by Glynn Stewart This is the first volume of a series but works on its own. It's also a compilation of independent episodes, which…

  • Quiet Pine Trees

    Quiet Pine Trees by T.R. Darling A collection of very short stories. Of various genres. A lot of time-travel, including a sequence about a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments