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What are the Grimm Brothers doing In Hanna?

Posted March 10, 2011 to photo album "What are the Grimm Brothers doing In Hanna?"

A short history of the two brothers who made fairy tales famous with a few of their stories.

Once Upon A Time…
…Lived Two Academics…
…Who Collected Fairy Tales…
…and became famous for such tales as…
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…and became famous for such tales as…

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Through the 20th century, the popularity and influences of the Grimm Brother’s tales has grown.  The stories have inspired operas, ballets, musicals, plays and novels. Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales is only the most famous in line of studies that take seriously the psychological, moral, and social implications of fairy tales. Stephen Sondheim’s famous Into the Woods even made that study a musical. Others writers and thinkers continue to debate the beneficial value of fairy tales. In 1945, after World War II, Allied forces banned Grimm tales from German school curricula for fear its mix of savagery and Germaneness would re-inspire a vanquished country.