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The queen with her mirror, from 'sMy Favourite Book of Fairy Tales illustrated by Jennie Harbour In the Brothers Grimm tale[ edit ] The Evil Queen is a very beautiful but proud and arrogant woman who is secretly dabbling in dark arts.
The King's new and second wife is very beautiful, but she is also a wicked and vain woman who becomes the new and second Queen, and Snow White's stepmother.
She owns a magic mirrorwhich one day informs her that her young stepdaughter Princess Snow White has surpassed her in beauty. After deciding to eliminate Snow White, the Queen orders her Huntsman to take the princess into the forest and kill her.
The Queen tells him to bring back Snow White's lungs and liver, as proof that the princess is dead. However, the Huntsman takes pity on Snow White, and instead, brings the Queen the lungs and liver of a wild boar. The Queen then eats what she believes are Snow White's organs.
While questioning her mirror, the Queen discovers that Snow White has survived.
Intending to kill Snow White herself, she uses witchcraft to prepare poison and take the disguise of an old peddler woman. She visits the dwarfs' house and sells Snow White laces for a corset that she laces too tight in an attempt to asphyxiate the girl.
When that fails, the Queen returns, as a different old woman, and tricks Snow White into using a poisoned comb.
When the comb fails to kill Snow White, the Queen again visits Snow White, this time disguised as a farmer's wife, and gives Snow White a poisoned apple. Eventually, Snow White and the Prince from another kingdom reveal the Queen's true nature and invite her to their wedding, where she is forced to put on red-hot iron shoes and "dance" until she drops dead.
Sara Maitland wrote that "we do not tell this part of the story any more; we say it is too cruel and will break children's soft hearts. In some versions, instead of dying, the Queen is even just merely prevented from committing further wrongdoings.
However, in the same nationwide UK poll that considered the Queen from "Snow White" the scariest fairy tale character of all time as cited by Another early English translation by Susannah Mary Paull "replaces the Queen's death by cruel physical punishment with death by self-inflicted pain and self-destruction" when it was her own shoes that became hot due to her anger.
Many people feared that apples could carry evil spirits, and that witches used them for poisoning. Brown of Duke University also makes a connection with the story of Adam and Eve, seeing the Queen as a representation of the archetype of Lilith.
For example, in Italy, the Queen uses a toxic comb, a contaminated cake, or a suffocating braid.
The Queen's demands of proof from the huntsman often her lover in non-Grimm versions  also vary: The iron shoes being heated in an illustration from an Icelandic translation of the Grimms' story The Grimm brothers invented the motif of the Queen's execution at Snow White's wedding; the original story sees her punished by the King.
The Grimms noted on the margin of their manuscript: In the first edition of the Brothers Grimm story, the Queen is Snow White's biological mother, not her stepmother. This motif changed in subsequent versions,  after The University of Hawaii professor Cristina Bacchilega said, "I think there is still very much an attachment to vilifying the older, more powerful woman.
There is, for instance, no suggestion that the queen's absorption in her beauty ever gives her pleasure, or that the desire for power through sexual attractiveness is itself a sexual feeling. What is stressed is the anger and fear that attend the queen's realization that as she and Snow White both get older, she must lose.
This is why the major feeling involved is not jealousy but envy: Witchcraft, the tale answers. Potions, poisons, and self-protection. Had she perhaps doubted and cracked the mirror, cracked the meaning of the mirror, she might still be alive today.Writing is an art form created by past experiences, future hopes, fantasies, and limitless imagination.
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