P is for...Poison!

Just a short post today, because I can't actually find any fairy tales other than Snow White where there is poison! I'll just put in lots of pictures of apples, and maybe you won't notice the shortness of the post!
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In Snow White, it is only the red part of the apple that is poisoned. The queen eats the white part as proof to Snow White that there is nothing wrong with the apple, and gives the red part to Snow White. She eats it, of course (although I'd find it a little suspicious that an old lady would want me to eat half an apple so much) and promptly falls unconscious because of the poison.

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It is only when Prince Charming comes along and jostles Snow White's glass coffin that she awakes, because the piece of poisoned apple became dislodged. Of course in the Disney version, it is his kiss which wakes her up.
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People often connect the poisoned apple in Snow White to the fruit taken from the tree of knowledge by Adam and Eve. Apparently, Snow White should have known not to eat the apple.
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So there's my tiny post for today, hope you enjoyed! :)

Comments

  1. I didn't know about how people connected it with Adam and Eve! Also, I can't think of any other fairytales with poison in them either lol

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    1. I was sure that there were more, but apparently not! :)

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  2. The poison apple is one of the most iconic images in literature. I've always loved it. Great post!

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  3. I have always said fruit and veg are bad for you.

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    1. Haha it's a great reason not to eat it! No wonder kids are so picky :)

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  5. Or, as the witch said to Snow White, ""How do you like them apples!?"
    And then one of the dwarves punched her in the knee.

    Previous comment deleted due to fat finger typo (I know you were wondering).

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  6. Shortness not noted thanks to all of the lovely (if not morbid) Snow White pics. ^.^

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Ooh good, I knew it would work! :)

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  7. I'm procrastinating revising for my Norwegian Oral and had such a lovely time here catching up on the posts I'd missed. Thank you so much for mentioning me below, I loved that post and was glad I inspired one of your a-z posts :D

    I love this one too :) Those are great pictures. Just wait until you watch Once Upon a Time, the actress playing snow white is so good and so pretty too!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for inspiring me! :)
      I can't wait to watch Once Upon a Time, everyone's saying it's really good!

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  8. Great post. I enjoyed the images, too.


    Elizabeth
    A to Z co-host

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    1. Thank you! I like picking interesting pictures for my posts :)

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