Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Andersen, H. C.
Phoenix. The Phoenix is a mythological bird whose tears have the power to heal.
There's a pea under the mattresses. The prince knew she was a real princess because she could feel the pea.
|When Disney made Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" into a movie, what was the name of the Little Mermaid?||Hans Christian Andersen
Ariel. In the original story, the mermaid doesn't have a name.
Little Tiny. "Thumbelina" or "Little Tiny" was written in 1835.
|According to the song, in the movie that is based on his story "Thumbelina", how tall are you "if your heart is filled with love"?||Hans Christian Andersen
9 feet tall. Thumbelina was only a few inches tall, but the story "Thumbelina" teaches us that if our heart is filled with love we're really much bigger inside and that's what matters.
swan. The ugly duckling is not liked because he doesn't look like the others. However he he grows up to become a beautiful swan.
The Queen's son. This fairytale tells the story of a queen who loves roses more than anything. When she is very sick, a wise man says that if she's brought the loveliest rose in the world then she shall never die. First people come with actual roses, but they're the wrong kind. Then people start bringing "poetic roses", those of tales and stories. In the end it's the Queen's own son who provides the answer and reveals that the rose is... you'll have to read the fairytale yourself to find out.
Denmark. The first clue to the true nature of the swan's nest comes already in the first line where it's described as being 'between the Baltic and the North Sea'. The swans of the nest are those Danes, both individuals and groups, who came to fame throughout the world.
The invisible holy bell. The bell is simply described as "the invisible holy bell". A confectioner hung a bell in a tree, but that bell was far too small. A man came up with the story of the owl, and was made 'Bellringer to the World' (people didn't get much wiser). One of the confirmands wondered if it was the spring making the bell-sound.
They were going to have a name change. The "maidens" weren't actual human beings, rather were they a type of paving tool. In the story the two maidens have just heard that they were to be called 'hand-rammers' instead of 'maidens'.
The mayor. The mayor thought the poor washer-woman was a drunkard because she would frequently drink something (that's probably supposed to be brandy) in order to stay warm in the freezing cold water. However, the mayor himself would also drink strong wine but that wasn't the same kind of drinking, in his mind.
The bees. At first he tried to rally the flower-spirits but, thinking they didn't care, he flew to get the bees. However, the flower-spirits did indeed care and killed the wicked brother in his sleep.
Sorrow. Sorrow comes at its own terms, in its own time, but it always comes!
Charles. When he was little he couldn't pronounce his name properly so "Charles" became "Tuk". It was all well for those who knew him but not for strangers.
He was the boy. The Angel, picking up another child who has died, sees the discarded flower left behind by the sick boy who died earlier, and decides to bring it along. After he's told the story, the child asks him how he knows, and he reveals that he was the little boy.
He heard that people whose names ended in "sen" could never become anythin. Hearing one of the rich children say that people whose named ended in "sen" would never become anything made the little boy sad. He knew that his father's name, and therefore also his, ended in "sen".
In a clever plot-twist at the end of the story, Hans Christian Andersen revealed that the little boy was none other than the famous sculptor Thorvaldsen.