Int US 387511 Folder Collection
After playing the video, you can click or select the word to look it up in the dictionary.
Loading...
Report Subtitle Errors
Echo.
(offbeat music)
Fairytales are wonderful, magical stories that capture children's imaginations and delight and entertain them.
Well, maybe today, at least, but in some of the original versions of fairytales, recorded by guys like the Brothers Grimm, fairytales play a little more like installments from the Saw franchise.
Listen.
(low, ominous sounds)
You know that Cinderella has a magical encounter at the ball with the prince, right?
And, she leaves her glass slipper behind, which he later uses to identify her.
Well, in the Brothers Grimm version of the story, which they recorded in 1812, it's a little darker.
Cinderella's wicked stepsisters try to get in on that glass slipper action by carving off some of their feet so they can jam it in there.
Luckily, some pigeons that happen to be hanging out nearby point out all of the blood, and the wicked stepsisters are found out.
Later on, those same pigeons poke out Cinderella's wicked stepsisters' eyes at her wedding.
Cinderella's not the only fairytale that features step-family, brutal revenge action.
At Snow White's wedding, the partygoers force Snow White's wicked stepmother to put on searing hot iron shoes and dance around until she collapses and dies.
Wha?
In the 1940 Disney version of Pinocchio, the little wooden rascal gets into a little bit of trouble with some shallow vices like gambling and fibbing, but in the original version, written in 1883 by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio turns totally Patrick Bateman.
He bashes his good friend, the cricket, with a hammer, killing him.
You're familiar with the contours of the Rapunzel story.
There's a girl who's trapped in a tower by a crazed witch.
She has freakishly long hair that a prince climbs up and hangs out with her.
Well, in the early version, Rapunzel's hair is climbed up upon by the prince, sure, but while he's up there, he apparently gets her pregnant.
After the crazed witch finds out, she goes berserk, cuts off Rapunzel's hair, banishes her to a desert and forces the prince to jump from the tower.
He, apparently being unaware that he's in a Grimm fairytale, fails to cover his eyes on the way down and lands in a thorn bush.
His eyeballs are, of course, gouged out.
If we're going with the 1827 Hans Christian Andersen version of the Little Mermaid, no one in their right mind would want to be Part of Your World.
In this telling, the sea witch traps the Little Mermaid's voice by cutting off her tongue and putting it in a shell for safekeeping.
At the end, the mermaid is given a choice of turning back into a mermaid by stabbing the prince in the heart and bathing her feet in his blood after he splits on her for somebody else.
What's your favorite grizzly fairytale?
Let us know in the comments section below, and head on over to howstuffworks.com to read 10 fairytales that were way darker than you realized as a kid.
And, don't forget to subscribe to What the Stuff.
(single tone)
    You must  Log in  to get the function.
Tip: Click on the article or the word in the subtitle to get translation quickly!

Loading…

Loading…

5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?!

387511 Folder Collection
Anita Lin published on November 29, 2016    Anita Lin translated    Mandy Lin reviewed
More Recommended Videos

Comments

Loading…
  1. 1. Search word

    Select word on the caption to look it up in the dictionary!

  2. 2. Repeat single sentence

    Repeat the same sentence to enhance listening ability

  3. 3. Shortcut

    Shortcut!

  4. 4. Close caption

    Close the English caption

  5. 5. Embed

    Embed the video to your blog

  6. 6. Unfold

    Hide right panel

  1. Listening Quiz

    Listening Quiz!

  1. Click to open your notebook

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔