January 6th, 2015

East of the Sun

ah motives

Fairy tales are lacking in motive.  Why are the twelve dancing princesses dancing every night?  Why does the dwarf go to stand in the princes' way and give them directions, if they'll listen?  Why does the gooseherd chivvy Tattercoats to the ball to watch the arrivals?

But some are positively counter-intuitive.

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