marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

philosophizing on footnotes and fairy tales

Was thinking about my fairy tale mashup.

Would be kinda hard to footnote.

I was reading The Little Soldier, and it had a motif that struck me when I read it in other tales (all French) --[Spoiler (click to open)]the hero, having won the princess, or gotten back what she had stolen, decided to clear out and marry a more helpful and amiable commoner woman-- but I didn't remember reading it here.  I'm not sure I could even remember where I read all the elements I'm stealing, especially since many

Or piecing together which of the fairy tales where the heroine bargains with her captor, or becomes a ghost, to come back to visit her baby and husband three last times.  There are a lot of them.  Not to mention I am also stealing some from an Italian tale, The King's Son in the Henhouse, where it's the guy who's held prisoner.

Such are the delights of fairy tales.
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