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2005-12-30 10:38:37
rapunzel,let down your hair
book review #178

Rapunzel's father was a thief so what hope did she have,really?Stealing vegetables from the witch's garden to feed his pregnant wife.No doubt under pressure from foodies everywhere to have "fresh" ingredients for their recipes.Probably wasn't worth it in light of the fact that he was sprung by the witch and then had to promise the unborn child to the old crone.Daft move.Witchy poo locked rapunzel in a tower and the only access was by climbing up rapunzel's long plaited hair.A prince discovers her ,climbs up the hair and they fall in love.That's a given in a ladybird book.But how can he rescue her from the tower???????ohhhh excitement and tension.He brings her skeins of silk to weave into a ladder,a time consuming process.My female brain thinks ...o.k...

1.what about cut the hair off,secure it and CLIMB DOWN IT!!

2.ever heard of ROPE,anyone?

Conclusion-crone cottons on,banishes rapunzel to the desert.Pushes prince from tower,he's blinded  and wanders for years in desert.The would-be lovers find each other,rapunzel's tears fall upon his eyes and he can see once more,they marry and live happily ever after.

Lesson for the day-love is NOT blind,afterall.

No wonder so many women have a delusional rescue fantasy.

Mood - deluded
Music - when love comes back to haunt you-stephen cummings
Edited - Never

hehehe yeah poor deluded females.  My friend's husband doesn't like her reading Mills & Boon type books (or "Boony books" as he calls them - sounds more like a moustachioed cricketer to me) because he thinks they will give her unrealistic ideas. hehehe.  Considering he's a bit of a chauvanist and never really helps around the house, I'm not surprised that he doesn't want her reading those books
Posted by:AC


date: 31/12/2005 15:58 GMT
so your friend's husband must know what a book(B-O-O-K)is then-hell,maybe he can even read!hehe.But having said that-i know what he means-i read a couple of them years ago at my grandmother's place and they really are absolute TWADDLE.(I am a sucker for re-reading the whole anne of green gables series-i'm sure even at 80 will be in the rocker going off my rocker and sobbing "oh poor poor walter"-these books have given me unrealistic ideas about things no doubt-but so much nicer than reality! .
Posted by:daftbird


date: 31/12/2005 17:20 GMT
Oddly enough, my friend who I mentioned absolutely LOVES the Anne of Green Gables books too!
I can sort of understand where he's coming from though, I do have another friend who watches an awful lot of romantic comedy type movies and seems to have a pretty warped view of reality now.
Posted by:AC


date: 01/01/2006 11:20 GMT
My story of Rapunzel has it (I think) that the witch cut off Rap's hair, then, when the prince came and called, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair" the witch let it down. From there he fell into the thorns and wandered around blindly for a long time, until healed by Rapunzel's tears.

I love the A of GG films.  My Mum has sometimes been worried that she's atched too many old romance movies with me and given me unrealistic ideas!
Posted by:Janice

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date: 03/01/2006 21:50 GMT
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