Fairy Tale Friday: Snedronningen: et eventyr i syv historier

The Snow Queen: a fairy tale in seven stories

by H. C. Andersen

Femte historie: Den lille røverpige

“Fifth Story: The Little Robber-Girl”

This is the more engaging story of the seven, although,

  •  I always forget how cruel to animals she is: keeping them trapped and liking to scare them
  • She seems complex, and she lets Gerda go, but why?

I also felt that, plot-wise and description-wise:

  • Castle of robbers was vivid in my mind
  • A greater sense stakes and danger
  • Sense of propelling plot (wood pigeons that actually have real information on Kai and to Lapland) (although characters should also fail in what they want, i.e. Fourth story)
  • Animals help Gerda a lot; I wonder if there’s some contrast between how they help her and how much the Robber Girl imprisons them?

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