Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 Almost all children are fans of fairytales, watch movies based on written fairytales, and even dream of being princesses/princes. Whether it is because they enjoy the romantic plots of the fables, the sword fights, or the devilishly clever creatures, children swarm to see these movies and ask to hear recitations of them constantly. Source But, fairytales originally were not meant to be cute and cuddly. Sometimes the princess wasn’t saved, the prince was killed, or a large amount of characters were killed. For example a lot of young children will know the Disney movie Tangled, which is about Rapunzel. Disney did not follow the Grimm tales about Rapunzel. The real story is that Rapunzel and her prince have a large amount of ‘fun’ in her tower, and she ends up pregnant, but doesn’t understand why her clothes are getting so tight. She then asks her ‘mother’ why her clothes are so tight and ends up in a desert, where her mother had also blinded and left her prince to die. They eventually run into each other while wandering through a forest and they live semi-happily-ever-after with their twin son and daughter. Source Because of pop-culture today, no one really reads the old Grimm brothers’ fairytales, and so they are unaware of the real stories and how completely gruesome they are in reality. That’s where Jack Zipes comes in to play. Zipes has re-translated the Grimm brothers’ fairytales in a way that still harbors their original gore filled nature, while also shedding new light on the stories (which were supposed to be a critique on society during the Grimm brothers’ lifetime). Zipes even admits that the original tales were not written for the consumption of children or common adults. Source Warning, don’t pick up the book unless you want to be scared out of your wits. I’ve read a few of them and I can attest that they are much more graphic than I expected. To check out more about Zipes’ translation click HERE. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article was written for Business 2 Community by Kane Pepi.Learn how to publish your content on B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?