Comparing Gilitrutt's 'Rumpelstiltskin'

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Gilitrutt may be slightly more satisfying than Rumpelstiltskin, but only slightly. The reader gets the satisfaction of seeing the farmer make his wife squirm by withholding vital information until the very last moment, then leaving her to her fate. The Farmer's wife does reform herself and it can be assumed that the husband and wife probably had a better relationship than the Miller’s Daughter and her King that threatened to kill her. So, did they live “happily ever after?” Sort of, they are most likely happier than the king and queen in Rumpelstiltskin. And Gilitrutt does a better job of tying up loose ends and leaving fewer questions. However, the story still lacks catharsis. The troll is free to live out her life tricking and eating as many

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