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1. I wonder if Prince Charming could be Sleeping Beauty's prince. Some people believe he is. Prince Charming is brave, right? Oh, but wait, maybe Sleeping Beauty's husband isn't completely brave.
In Charles Perrault's "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood", who was the prince afraid of?
2. Whoever Prince Charming is, he must be committed to his lover/wife. I wonder if Snow White's prince is Prince Charming. He couldn't even eat without her next to him.
According to the 1812 edition of "Little Snow White" by the Grimm Brothers, how long did Snow White's coffin lay in the prince's house before she came back to life?
3. Maybe Rapunzel's prince is Prince Charming because he would rather die than live without her.
What did the prince do when Rapunzel's witch of a stepmother told him (incorrectly) that Rapunzel was dead?
4. It has been suggested that Prince Charming is any (but normally royal) hero who rescues a damsel in distress. By this definition, the prince in the Grimm Brothers' "The Frog King" would be disqualified, because the princess rescued him.
5. Maybe Cinderella's prince is Prince Charming. The prince in Joseph Jacob's "The Cinder Maid" is sneaky, but sneaky out of love. He commanded his soldiers to put sticky stuff on the staircase, deliberately hoping that his dance partner would get stuck and not leave the balls! The Grimm Brothers' version of "Cinderella" likewise has the prince arrange a trap to trip her.
Using both versions, which substance was NOT put on the staircase?
6. Charles Perrault's "Griselda" states:
". . . there once lived a youthful and gallant prince, the favorite of the whole countryside. Combining in himself all the gifts of body and spirit, he was strong, clever, skillful in war, and displayed great enthusiasm for the arts. He loved fighting and victory, too, along with all mighty endeavors and deeds of glory -- everything which makes one's name live in history. But more than all these, his greatest pleasure lay in the happiness of his people."
Well, he certainly sounds charming! But, oh dear, he might not be Prince Charming after all. Which was NOT true of this prince?
7. Let's look at Sleeping Beauty's prince again. Charles Perrault's "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" uses the word "charmed" to describe the prince after Sleeping Beauty awakens.
8. Madame Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy wrote an adorable tale about a princess who was turned into a cat by a fairy. This features a Prince Charming archetype, because the only way the princess could change back into a woman was if she could find a prince who resembled her previous, dead lover.
What type of cat was the princess?
9. Now, this is interesting. Madame Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy's "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks", also known as "The Beauty with Golden Hair", includes a commoner called Charming. Princess Goldilocks was in love with Charming and he was in love with her, but a king married Goldilocks against her will. She never stopped loving Charming.
Does Charming become royalty at the story's end?
10. Oh, what is this? It is a natural king actually named Charming! Could he be the real Prince Charming?
Madame Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy wrote a tale, "The Blue Bird", which features King Charming. The princess he loves also has a name. What is her name, which could mean "blossom"?
Source: Author Ceduh
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