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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

Rapunzel was first written down by two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. They lived in Germany in the early 1800s and together they retold hundreds of fairy tales.

The story is about a long-haired girl, Rapunzel who was named after a vegetable, was kidnapped at birth by a wicked witch, then locked up in a tower in a deep, dark forest.

A handsome Prince who was called Hans came to  save her, but he tricked by the wicked witch, he fell down from the castle and became blind. Rapunzel was casted into the desert by a spell .

But Prince Hans found her and they married. Rapunzel reunited with her parents in the wedding. Rapunzel and Prince Hans

had three children named after three three vegetables - Pumpkin, Lettuce and Sprout - and lived happily ever after.

In Chinese translation, Rapunzel is called Long-haired Princess. Actually Rapunzel was not a princess, but she married a Prince, Can a normal girl be called a princess after she married a Prince?

The forbidden garden

Mr. and Mrs. Rose lived in a small house that looked onto a beautiful garden which belonged to wicked and powerful witch.

Although Mrs. Rose sit by her window and gaze at the garden for hours, but she never dared enter. This garden looks like a forbidden garden.

Pregnant

Mrs. Rose had oddest cravings for strangest food ever since she's been pregnant, she wanted to eat disgusting food such as chocolate pudding stuffed with spinach, or bananas, Brussels, sprouts plus toothpaste, or even some crushed ants on top. But she still think something might be missing until she saw the green juicy vegetable in the witch's garden.

Thief

Mr. Rose daren't enter the witch's garden, but he gave in after her wife's three hours of sobbing.

He crept into the witch's garden and stole the Rapunzel, but he was caught by the witch.

A Deal

The witch make a deal with Mr. Rose. Mr. Rose can have as many Rapunzels as he wants, but he must give the witch the baby as soon as it's born, and Mr. Rose also can avoid punishment for stealing her vegetable.

Long-haired girl

Rapunzel lived with the witch for eleven years, and was treated like a slave. Is this a debts she must pay for her father's sin?

Rapunzel became very beautiful,  she had blue eyes and long golden hair. It flowed from the top of her head, down her back, past her fee and all along the ground. That's why we have this line:

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair.

The tower

The witch locked up Rapunzel in a tall magical tower, because Rapunzel was getting too pretty, and she didn't want any young men running off with her. Is this because of jealous?

Prince Hans

After three years, Prince Hans rode through the forest, and spoted Rapunzel. He climbed up Rapunzel's golden hair, and made a plan to escape.



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