“You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs (Toads) Before You Meet Your Handsome Prince”: From Fairy-Tale Motif to Modern Proverb

@article{Mieder2014YouHT,
  title={“You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs (Toads) Before You Meet Your Handsome Prince”: From Fairy-Tale Motif to Modern Proverb},
  author={W. Mieder},
  journal={Marvels & Tales},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={104 - 126}
}
  • W. Mieder
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Marvels & Tales
  • As the first text in the collection of the Brothers Grimm, the fairy tale “The Frog Prince” has attained a wide and popular international dissemination. It is a folk narrative of maturation, liberation, and the acceptance of responsibility for one’s actions and promises. In the traditional German variant the princess liberates herself and breaks the spell of the prince turned into a frog by throwing the ugly creature against the wall, but in many Anglo-American variants the spell is overcome by… CONTINUE READING
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