Friday, August 10, 2012

Fairytale Friday - Repunzel

I'm tagging behind Amber @ Down the Rabbit Hole as she posts Fairytale Friday. Check her post out!!  She found totally different pictures!

Repunzel is one of my favorite fairytales. Yes, Tangled is great, but today I tried to capture the haunting of the story I love...

Check out Brothers' Grimm version HERE.
'Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your hair to me.'
According to Wikipedia:
The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698.
Rapunzel's story has striking similarities to the 10th century AD Persian tale of Rudāba, included in the epic poemShahnameh by Ferdowsi. Rudāba offers to let down her hair from her tower so that her lover Zāl can climb up to her.[5]Some elements of the fairy tale might also have originally been based upon the tale of Saint Barbara, who was said to have been locked in a tower by her father.
Book of a Thousand DaysWhich makes me think of Shannon Hale's Book of a Thousand Days where a princess refuses to marry a monster of a man and is bricked up inside a tower for three years or until she relents. The story is written as the handmaiden's journal, and she finds it all rather exciting... and romantic!  If you ever wondered what it would feel like to be holed up in a tower... this is such a fun book!!  And you can win it on my YA Giveaway. :-D  (Plus the cover has a book on it. *love!*)


1. Lost in a small world.
Repunzel

2. Dreaming in the Window
Repunzel

3. Imagination Alive
Repunzel...

4. Beauty... Trapped
A sort of Repunzel

5. The Old Mother

6. The World Opens Up!
Repunzel in the forest

7. Isolated Tower
repunzel

8. Ancient Stone, Ancient Story
Repunzel let your hair down

9. Rescued by True Love
repunzel - concept art by lisa keene


I pulled these pix off Pinterest. If you have an account, share with me so I can follow you!!  :-D

Which tugs at your heart more?

What do you like best about the story of Rapunzel?

5 comments:

  1. Ah! A favorite. I like the whole post-blind-prince part, where Rapunzel wanders the desert with her babies, surviving PTSD among other things. If I were her, I'd want to focus on my life post-tower, when I discovered an entire world, and my own strength...not the whole 'prince climbing hair' thing.

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  2. This is totally awesome and I love how you took it to the next level by giving some background on Rapunzel.

    All of your photos are gorgeous but I think my favorite is the last one (and it's really hard to pick). I just think it is so beautiful and simple and romantic which is really what fairy tales are when it all boils down (unless you are going seriously Grimm on them).

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  3. They all tug a little. :)
    My favorite though is #2 ~ Dreaming in the Window! Gorgeous!

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  4. I LOVE knowing that these fairy tales originally came from what might have been true events in the past. Love the pictures!

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