The Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is beloved by many since 1937. Walt Disney’s first animated classic is a story based off of The Brothers Grimm story by the same name. On January 4, 1785 the elder of the Brothers Grimm was brought into the world. Jacob Grimm, along with his brother, created many of the fairy tales that we have today. Admittedly, they were much different from what they are today. But, they are classics that we love.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a story that we all know. The evil queen is jealous of her stepdaughter and sends a huntsman to kill her. She escapes when the huntsman is unable to do so, and runs off into the woods where she encounters a cottage home to seven dwarfs. The dwarfs take her in after discovering she is good at cooking and enjoys cleaning. Meanwhile, the evil queen, who is also a witch, learns of Snow White being a live. Setting out to kill her with an apple, she preys on Snow Whites kindness and gives her the apple. She takes one bite and faints. The dwarfs chase the evil witch off a cliff. When they return to the cottage they encase her in a glass coffin until the prince comes and kisses her. Snow White wakes up and everyone is happy again.
Jacob Grimm and his brother Wilhelm, wrote Snow White with a very different take on the story. There are changes that make it more darker. Jacob Grimm has assisted in making stories that are still beloved today, even if they were changed to make them more marketable to a younger audience.