Thursday, March 27, 2008
Brüderchen und Schwesterchen
Why is it that stepmothers always have the worst reputations in fairy tales? In this Grimm's tale, a brother and sister flee from their wicked witch of a stepmother. While wandering through the forest, the brother tries to drink from a stream, but the witch has placed a curse on the stream that will make whoever drinks from it into a tiger. The sister hears the stream babbling this and tells him not to drink or he'd attack her. They go to another stream and this one changes you into a wolf. They pass on that one and move on and before she can warn her brother, he drinks from the last enchanted stream and is changed into a deer. I'll let you read the rest on your own. This papercut is depicting a time when the brother and sister are hanging out in their cottage in the woods. Enjoy!