As explained in the 'conventions of fairy tales' section, a fairy story always includes a number of important elements.
In Rumpelstiltskin, these include:
In the Rumpelstiltskin story a good character is the miller's daughter.
Rumpelstiltskin is definitely the baddy in this story!
One of the main features of this story is the straw magically being spun into gold.
OBSTACLE OR TASK
A fairy tale usually includes an obstacle or task which the characters must tackle with to reach their happy ending. Can you think of the obstacles and tasks which feature in the Rumpelstiltskin story?
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
The queen guesses Rumpelstiltskin's name so she can keep her baby and live happily ever after...
What do you think is the moral message of the Rumpelstiltskin story?
See how the creators of Shrek have adapted the character of Rumpelstiltskin for their 2010 Shrek film.
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