The Role of Women in the Brother's Grimm Analytical Essay by Research Group

The Role of Women in the Brother's Grimm
This paper examines the fable "The Robber Bridegroom" by the Brother's Grimm.
# 26835 | 1,127 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US

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The paper explores the role of women in the society of the time, claiming that the two main women in the story are both under the thumb of males, but both also manage to turn the tables. The writer employs both the content and the structure to illustrate the thesis that the fable displays the way in which women were viewed and the underlying strength that managed to emerge beneath their subordination.

From the Paper:

"The old woman seems at first to be part of this conspiracy, but she is quickly shown to be another, though different sort of, victim. She explains the situation to the young girl, who has already had trepidations as she comes through the forest and even before that time because she does not trust the bridegroom. Her father sees only the fact that the bridegroom seems to have sufficient wealth to care for the daughter and investigates no further. Clearly, the women are socialized to obey their fathers and to submit to their husbands, and the maiden thus faces a terrible fate if she cannot overcome her father's attitude."

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