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GlOYAN FRANCESCO STRAPAROLA Guerrina and the Wild Man t 307 GUERRINO AND THE WILD MAN can be seen from this summary, this popular romance cpntains most of 'mportant motifs and features that one can find not only in the Grimms' Hans," but also in Straparola's "Guerrino and the Wild Man" and ly's imitation "Prince Guerini." All these tales are a blend of Christian , clary material and medieval folktales dealing with the gold,m-haired youth th~ mysterious wild man, who may be either a friend, ~ mentor, or a OlliC figure. There are hundreds of oral versions of this tal(l in France and . Scandinavian countries, and they have spread to North America. One ,te notable literary version that preceded Wilhelm Grimm's final text is )istian August Vulpius's "Der eiseme Mann, oder: Der Lohn des Gehor- ," " ('The Iron i Man, or, The Reward of Obedience") in Ammenmarchen l~ , iovan Francesco Straparola, "Guerrino and the Wild Man"- "Cuerrino; unico figliuIo di Filippo aria re di Ciciliil, libera un uomo salvatico dalIa prigione del padre; e Ia madre per temenza re manda iI figliulo in es,iIio. E 10 ,alvatico uomo, fatto domestico, libera Cuerrino da moIti infinit infortuni" (1550), Favala I, Notte quinta in Le piaeevoU notti, 2 vols. (Venice: Comhi Trino, 1550/53), jcily is a perfect and fertile island and surpasses all the other islands ntiquity. Indeed, it abounds in cities and castles that render it even e beautiful. Many years ago the lord of this island was a king named 'ppo Maria, a wise, amiable, and unusual man, who had a courteous, ious; and beautiful lady as his wife. Together they had one son whose e was Guerrino. ' e king took greater delight in hunting than any other man in the ntry because he was so strong and robust, and the exercise was well .ed to him. Now ithappened one day that, as he was returning from ~nting in company with some of his barons and huntsmen, he saw a atge and tall wild man coming out of a dense forest. He was so deformed "d ugly that they all gazed at him with amazement. Since his physical "~ngth seemed just as great if not greater than that of any of the men in 'tcompany, the king prepared himself for a fight. And together with two .;, is best barons, he boldlyattacked the wild man, and after a long battle ;' ~y valiantly overcame him. Then they tied his hands and led him back 'Ahe palace, where they put him up in a secure chamber locked with
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