Q is for...Quest!

There is a quest in most fairy tales, whether it's to find your way back home or find your true love.
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In Hansel and Gretel, their main quest is to find their way home through the forest by following a trail of breadcrumbs. However, those pesky birds ate them all, so instead they found their way to a seemingly lovely house made of gingerbread, and thus started their side quest: to kill the evil witch! After doing this, they do eventually fulfil their first quest, and find their way home.
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In Cinderella, her quest is to find a way to go to the ball that her stepmother and stepsisters don't want her to go to. This involves finding clothes for the ball and finding a way to get there. Cinderella manages this with a little help from her godmother, and therefore fulfils her quest, even finding herself a Prince, an added bonus!
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In The Three Billy Goats Gruff, their quest is to cross the bridge without being eaten by the troll living underneath it. The first two goats manage to get across by telling the troll to wait for the bigger goat that would be following them, but then the bigger goat threw the troll from the bridge.
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In Beauty and the Beast, the Beast's quest is to find his true love to lift the curse that has been put upon him. The Beast manages to do this by finally making Belle see, and admit, that she loves him, in spite of his scary exterior. This breaks the curse put upon him and turns him into the handsome prince that he once was, therefore completing his quest.
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In The Princess and the Pea, the prince's quest was to find a princess worthy of marrying him. He did this by testing one woman who came to his door seeking shelter, who claimed she was a princess. The prince wanted to be sure, so he put a pea under her mattress, and if she could feel it, it meant that she was in fact a princess. The next morning the princess complained about the discomfort of her night's sleep, thus proving that she was a princess and fulfilling the prince's quest.
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Most quests are fulfilled in fairy tales, although there are a few exceptions. In The Gingerbread Man, the gingerbread man's quest is not to get eaten. Although he manages to get away from a lot of people who want to eat him, he ends up being eaten by a fox!

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  1. In the Princess and the pea it is a little know fact that after they marry the princess is forced to eat pea soup every day. But sadly it becomes too much for her and she kills the prince and turns him into a nice meaty broth and lives happily ever after.

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    1. Haha that sounds like a much better ending than the one I know! :)

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    2. That's a nice ending lol!

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  2. Haha the poor wee gingerbread man!

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    1. Bless him, I think I'd have to eat him too, though! :)

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  3. Well the fox had a nice little treat! Just what I had after my lunch today! Also, I love all the pictures you find for your post; they're always so pretty and colourful! :)

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    1. Thank you! I try my best to pick nice ones :)

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  4. What a way to end the post..lol. I guess the good guy does not always win. You sure did give me a great smile today.

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  5. My husband wanted me to do quest today, too. Only because of World of Warcraft. Haha, yeah right. I like your quests much better!!!!

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    1. Haha thanks, I'd rather go on a fairy tale quest than a World of Warcraft one! :)

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  6. I totally want to go on a quest now... especially if there's a handsome prince on the other side.

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    1. Ooh yeah, sounds like a good reward to me! :)

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