Fairly Tales Are Getting Pointlessly Violent [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Weird

Does anyone else remember the story of Snow White being this masochistic? It"s like a scene from Pulp Fiction.
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Male 9
It`s not an awesome wedding unless SOMEONE drops dead at the reception, right?
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Female 105
Grimm Brothers def. You all should see more of those stories..as drated up as they are, they teach a valuable thing. Fear..and karma.o_o
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Female 688
everyones probably said this, but thats what actually happens in the brothers Grimm version haha
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Female 205
yea actually - the more literal translations are brutal. newer translations/presentations have softened it up a bit. i guess they think we cant handle the truth... ;)
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Female 535
It`s pretty much the story I remember.
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Male 1,093
Sounds like a Mortal Kombat Fatality to me.
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Male 187
I`ll bet that 99% of the general public have never heard or read the original versions of fairy tales, only the hollywood/disney/americanised/commercial versions.

All you have to do is read Roald Dahl to learn that violence and squick is the name of the game. Hell, read Robin Jarvis books or watch The Animals of Farthing Wood for more recent examples.
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Female 31
That`s how the original ended, no joke.

I think cracked.com has a list devoted to stories that were way more horrifying before Disney upchucked them and added singing crabs.
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Male 1,351
The Snow White eyes from Hell. Yeesh, creepy.
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Male 423
The Grimm tales are so violent and graphic because the serve a purpose. They were tales that people read so they could see just how good their lives are compared to the main characters in the fairy tales, which usually wasn`t much better if you lived in poverty during the 1800`s.

When the standard of living got better the need for the grusome Grimm tales fell through, because people wanted to read happier stories.
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Male 15,510
[quote] Fairy tales aren`t *getting* pointlessly violent.

They WERE pointlessly violent and`ve since become doe-eyed and G-rated. [/quote]

True that, just read the original version of the little mermaid for instance, I cannot believe kids read that back in those days.
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Male 15,510
She deserved that
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Female 400
And Lamiacraor... You`ve actually read the original stories, right?

Because for the record, they generally teach lessons such as: ~Don`t talk back to your father, for he reserves the right to trade you for a dairy cow.~

By today`s standards, not only do they often *not* make sense, but the majority of the time they`re just downright ridiculous and/or heinous.

And besides that... You think you`d really know who Cinderella or Snow White even WERE if it wasn`t for Disney? Disney may have changed them, but they kept the stories alive, and went as far as to give them a heart and soul.
To be completely honest (although I do enjoy them) I think the actual Grimm tales are barely a fraction of a shadow compared to what Disney made out of them.
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Female 400
Fairy tales aren`t *getting* pointlessly violent.

They WERE pointlessly violent and`ve since become doe-eyed and G-rated.
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Male 6,693
Wow. Hot iron shoes. Never heard of that.
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Male 17
anyone think that the thing in the yellow dwarfs hand looks a bit suspicious?
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Male 1,067
I wanna see a modelling clay thing depicting the queen dancing until she dies :D
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Female 4,028
Yeahhhh, sounds like a similar spin I`ve heard on the story from the Brothers Grimm... Big whoop.
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Male 3,310
She was probably a witch anyways
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Female 839
anyone who is surpised by this obviously never read The Brothers Grimm stories
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Male 185
yeah, fairy-tales were historically bloody. Cinderella`s step-sisters cut off part of their feet trying to get into the glass slipper is another obvious ones. Most fairy tales aren`t even published anymore, due to lack of literacy and being made into sanitized Disney movies.
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Male 53
The look in her eyes give me nightmares O_O
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Female 130
Animate THAT, Disney.
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Female 8,052
Oh yes, thats right! But I had the Struwulpeter books too- scared the crap out of me- I swear my behaviour improved by seeing the cover. At least our dreams were not dashed on adulthood though- I knew how ghastly it could be, and am very happy not to have to dance in iron boots!
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Female 89
alright, everyone below this post. you read your children grimm`s fairy tales at night and tell me how bedtime goes.
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Female 231
Are you serious Fancylad? Fairytales were always violent until today`s society changed them around into the gayness it is today, thanks to Disney and their need to ruin everything they get their hands on.
I feel sorry for those who never knew the actual fairytales.
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Male 58
Yep, this is all true. Fairy Tales are evil, dark twisted little things. Cinderella, with the glass slipper that only fits her? That`s Prince Foot-Perv travelling the country to find the girl with the smallest feet. The original had the ugly sisters cutting off toes and heels to try and fit into the shoes. How`s that for a children`s story?
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Male 467
Ahh, the original fairytales kick ass compared to those nowadays.
@madduck
I remember that as well, it was a trade-off to get legs I belive, didn`t she also turn into foam in the ending? (Died in other words).
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Male 527
A lot of fairy tales were downright mean, compared to today`s standards. We`ve become a "let`s make everyone feel good" society, and I have to wonder if that`s such a good thing. We make kids think that everything will turn out all right, that everything ends happily ever after, and that isn`t the way it is.
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Female 8,052
Oh- Struwelpeter! also I seem to remember the little mermaid felt as though she was walking on knives? No happy endings in the real tales- and much better for it too- not every princess marries a prince, and those who do may live to regret it, which is a far better lesson to learn as a child!
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Female 337
I like this version more.
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Female 354
Masochist? The proper term would be sadist.

And fairy tales aren`t GETTING violent, they started out violent and were sugar-coated as the years went on.
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Male 40
"Does anyone else remember the story of Snow White being this masochistic?"

This is a fail. A masochist would be someone who enjoys pain. So are we now saying the Queen wanted to dance in red hot slippers?

The word you are looking for is Sadistic.
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Female 488
that`s the original grimm version.
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Male 56
*gouged
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Male 56
I read that that`s how the Grimm version of the story really ends... Also I think the evil sisters had their eyes gauged out by two pigeons... No kiddin`!
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Female 5,222
I think i was more distracted by those.. clay doll characters than the actual story. lmao
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Male 195
Mmmm horse dick
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Female 1,435
johanvb!!! she dies?? omg!! way to spoil the ending T_T
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Female 2,672
nice to know they didn`t hold a grudge...
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Male 683
yep that is the original version, too bad children have to be wrapped up in cotton wool these days right up to the point they go out and stab somebody because*nothing bad ever happens*
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Male 3,285
ALL fairy tales have their bases in violence. Please, who ever is allowing these things to be put on this site, PLEASE actually do a little research. Youre making IAB look dumb as hell lately.
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Male 505
I remember listening to the brothers Grimm on tape nearly every night. I prefered those stories to the disney version.
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Male 530
Almost all of the original fairy tailes from the brothers Grimm are like that.
It`s because of the Disneyfication of fairytailes and the fact that Hollywood prefers happy endings over hard reality that fairy tales are ending happily ever after.

The little mermaid for instance dies! DEAD. Stiff as a doornail. Kaputt.

These fairytales where meant to teach children that if they chose the darkside and didn`t obey their parents they would pay.
In this case with red hot iron shoes.
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Male 111
anyone else think the dwarf on the right end looks like he is bout to go to town on the horses weener? hahaha
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Male 240
You do realize everyone`s using an incorrect term, right? They told the Queen to wear red-hot iron shoes and dance until she died, thus rendering Snow White and the Prince sadists, not masochists.
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Female 8,052
These ones were much better- I had them as a child! cinderellas sisters cut off bit of their feet to fit the slipper, so much more exciting for a child.
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Female 166
Before Disney got involved, it was quite Grimm, indeed. Should read the old-school Sleeping Beauty. [ Story includes incest, raping of the comatose, and a surprise child.]

What`s with those grey, lifeless eyes? It`s as if they`re zombie-dwarves. Encroaching upon their dinner. The Prince/ss really ought to look more panicked. Bouquets of flowers must harness deceptive powers in fairy tales. (Who remembers the poppies in Wizard of Oz?). Even the horse looks fooled...

Also, the Prince is in the middle of an expulsion of flatulence =]. And what is the one in yellow holding?
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Female 149
The shoe-dance was from the original Grimm`s version, so yes, it has always been this `masochistic`. Although I don`t see where it said that the queen actually enjoyed this...
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Male 178
It`s the way fairy tales used to be written. The KICK-ASS way!
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Female 1,048
Who said fairy tales should be happily ever after? Living with 7 men out of wedlock was kinda shocking for a start!
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Female 536
It`s from an older version of Snow White (and in my opinion, a better version), probably the Grimm brothers. Fairy tales used to kick ass! Now they are so sanitized and boring :( although more small child friendly.
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Female 12
Oh...hey, it`s the Grimm Brothers version
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Male 2,893
Pointlessly violent?
No such thing.
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Male 3,631
I would`ve lived happily-ever-after after seeing that too..
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Male 9,305
"Needless to say, I was a disturbed child."

It`s like chickenpox, better to get the psychopathic behavior in and out of the way before you reach adulthood, because then it just gets complicated the older you get. :)
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Female 34
Ahh.. Grimm. I just wrote a research paper on these versions compared to Disney. Fun times.
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Male 96
Horse d!ck sandwich for yellow dwarf.....TASTY
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Male 3,842
Getting violent? This was the original ending in the Brothers Grimm version which was written over a hundred years ago.
Also, in the Brothers Grimm version of Little Red Riding Hood, the "Big Bad Wolf" is a man, he is a child molester who gets in the grandmother`s bed to try to get the little girl to come to bed with him.
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Male 39,913
Now there`s a man who knows how to deal with his Mother-in-Law!
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Male 24
Fairy Tales were always violent. The whole point of them was to teach kids to behave and to listen to their parents. Not just to entertain like the Disney versions of the stories. I don`t believe there even is a Prince Charming in the original Snow White story. Snow White dies and the dwarves make the Queen dance on hot coals until she dies. The end.
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Female 351
I love the Grimm`s stories!! They`re darker and more twisted then many fairy tales out there. It makes them interesting!
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Female 154
...Well Moefreak, at least you didn`t have any silly illusions about happy fairy tale endings....?
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Male 716
This is true, albeit cruel.

BY THE WAY:

They weren`t happy dwarves in the Brothers Grimm. They were short, dirty mine workers.
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Female 351
I heard that version of the story on the movie The Tenth Kingdom!
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Male 675
I don`t think we`re getting progressively violent, I think we`re just coming out of the Disney age, where everything is bleached and sanitized for the easily offended.
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Female 1,963
My mom made a point of reading me the early versions of fairy tales when I was little. I remember being particularly traumatised by The Little Mermaid (she kills herself), Cinderella (the sisters cutting bits of their feet off, their eyes are pecked out) Rumplestiltskin (man essentially sells her daughter to slavery, girl will be executed unless she can perform miracles, girl exchanges her firstborn for a favour, Rumplestiltskin tears himself in two in a rage) and, obviously, Bluebeard (brutal serial killer).

Needless to say, I was a disturbed child.
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Male 1,547
No, they have always been pointlessly violent like that. That`s part of the original story. Just because Disney ignores the whole part about Quasimodo raping innocent women, Heracles murdering his wife and children, or Jafar being condemned by Allah to be tortured in the Muslim Hell doesn`t make it not canon.
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Female 298
i remember when most of the childrens stories were like this. They have prettied them all up since apparently children cant handle the idea of pain and/or death. Its bull of course - children are bloodthirsty merciless little beasts. Adults try to forget that. Goldilocks - eaten by bears, red riding hood - in the original story the wolf, not full from grandma rips her limb from limb. This is then amended to a woodcutter saving her and cutting the wolf open with an axe. Then further amended till these days you end up with `hoodwinked` and in the end the bad guy is just carted off to prison and absolutely everyone else ends up happy ever after`d.
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Female 4,376
It is funny how it`s just thrown in there.
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Male 2,868
Disney whitewashes everything it touches- and then people are surprised when they see hidden penises in underwater castles or the word "sex" appear in a cloud of dust in the lion king. Warner Bros. had way more balls when it came to making cartoons back in the day.
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Male 1,598
It`s kind of thrown in like "oh, by the way, they also tortured/killed someone at the wedding."
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Male 1,021
Most of the original "Disney" stories come from Germany and Hans Anderson and the originals are quite a bit harsher than Disney. In the Little Mermaid, the poor Mermaid ends up as sea foam and actually loses her quest.
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Female 1,798
@ Gothmo: Grimm`s Fairytales :)
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Male 17
Ahhh, i remember when Snow White wasn`t boring :`)
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Female 223
Actually that was the norm, back then people thought that scaring and scarring children through stories was the best way to educate, so the bad guys always died in poverty, despair or torture. Or the three at once.
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Female 1,324
I remember it being that SADISTIC. A lot of fairytales are like this, they`re just dulled down for Children. The Little Mermaid`s tail was ripped in half, the queen wore iron hot shoes, cinderella, etc etc
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Male 5,626
Fairy tales were always pointlessly violent.
You just didn`t notice.
-Humpty`s [email protected] head is split open.
-Giant threatens Jack with cannibalism, Jack kills Giant by causing him to fall several hundred feet.
-Two kids push an old woman into an oven and turn it after she tries cannibalism.

It`s because they were often political allegory of their original time yet, the story outlasts the intended meaning.

I wonder if, in a hundred years, someone will find `The Matrix` on a hard drive and understand the whole thing was about religion...
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Female 96
As everyone has been pointing out, originally most Fairy Tales were very violent. They were then toned down overtime.

Anyone else know that the Little Mermaid kills herself to save the Prince in the original story?
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Male 325
I remember this.
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Male 141
@Link_Hiei: he`s either giving head to a horse or feeding it a carrot, either was the horse would be very happy
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Male 494
You`d think fairy tales would be non-violent, but you`d be wrong. It is the Disney ones that aren`t violent.

The Grimm Brothers Cinderella I`ve read. Last time I checked, cutting your heels and toes off so you can painfully squeeze your insane ass into shoes too small for you is too much for Disney.
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Female 235
Fairy Tales have always been violent. I heard they were making a live action Little mermaid with the proper ending (which I am eagerly awaiting) I HAD this book when I was child. The puppets creep me out more than the story, to be honest.
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Female 322
NoArms - great post. exactly.
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Male 5,189
Whats the 1 in the yellow doing? Horse looks pretty happy.
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Female 330
does anyone else see the yellow elf on the far right and what it looks like he`s holding? lol
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Female 576
HARDCORE
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Female 2,352
Better than the pussified versions.
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Male 2,841
If people actually read the original version, this wouldn`t be seen as anything special.
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Male 17,511
The older `fairy tales` have been sanitized over the decades. This one seems to have kept to the original.
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Female 1,006
Most of the original fairy tales were pretty gruesome. Read them sometime. I think I checked mine at from the library in my middle school.
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Male 415
Kids these days are chickens compared to those of the earlier times.
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Male 914
read some books noobs
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Female 1,008
Also snow white`s hair is black not brown.
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Female 1,008
It`s already been said, but that is the original version.

I would like to point out that this isn`t an example of masochism, it`s sadism.
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Female 3,562
Gotta give them credit for sticking to the original story. And if your kids can`t handle the idea of torturing an evil witch until she`s dead than your kids are pussies. Hell, that`s tame in comparison to most other fairy tales.
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Female 4
haha oh you sneaky yellow dwarf!
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Male 1
Yeah. What kind of sick dwarf takes a money shot from a horse?
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Male 331
did anyone else see what is in the hands of the dwarf wearing yellow?
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Female 35
This is how the story was originally written
"Snow White and Rose Red" it was a Grimm Brothers story.
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Female 3,574
Most fairy tales are pretty violent.
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Male 230
Screw the writing, anyone else terrorfied by the picture?
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Female 26
Getting? Those are the original versions... *shakes head* In one of them the baddie was plunged into a nailed barrel and then rolled down the hill!
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Male 490
No kidding. Go read the old germanic "fairy tales." Those were far more interesting.
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Female 9,572
Snow White got so much better.
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Male 25,416
wow, talk about revenge!
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Male 519
the dark and violent versions are better, Screw happily ever after dark and evils more fun
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Male 305
Ya? Go read the original little mermaid.
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Female 1,386
I`m still waiting for a movie adaptation of Struwwelpeter.
That was some freaky stuff to read as a kid.
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Male 107
so? I`m european; this is the version I grew up with. no toned down disney bullshiat.
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Female 238
with eyes like that she definitely seems like the type.
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Male 196
They aren`t GETTING violent, you idiot. The original fairy tales are full of death and blood. Man, I wonder what it`s like to have no sense of anything that came around before you were born.
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Male 12,365
This is not a matter of fairy tales becoming pointlessly violent.

This is what was in the original version, before it was Disneyfied.
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Female 101
fairy tales started out as gruesome stories to scare children into being good. so they havn`t been getting more gruesome they`ve technically been getting less with the current versions of the stories because they arn`t kid like to todays standards.
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Male 211
two words: Brothers Grimm
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Male 20,909
Link: Fairly Tales Are Getting Pointlessly Violent [Pic] [Rate Link] - Does anyone else remember the story of Snow White being this masochistic? It`s like a scene from Pulp Fiction.
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