ENG 210-08 Assignment 4

ENG 210-08 Assignment 4 - Whiting 1 Tori Whiting Geoffrey...

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Whiting 1 Tori Whiting Geoffrey Johns ENG 210-08 15 September 2011 The Apple of Temptation Temptation to do what is wrong is an aspect of life which never seems to escape us. This motif is exemplified in the Grimm Brothers’ Tales of The Juniper Tree and Snow White . The motif of temptation is found in both of these stories through the character’s interactions with apples. In each story apples serve as the means of temptation for characters and ultimately lead them to trouble. In the beginning of the story The Juniper Tree , the mother gives an apple to her daughter, but then takes it away from her when her brother comes home. “When the little boy came in, the Devil drove her to say as sweetly as could be: ‘Would you care for an apple, my son?’ But her eyes were full of hate … When the little boy bent down, the Devil prompted her and bam! she brought the lid down so hard that his head came off and fell in with the red apples” (163). In this scene the mother is tempted by the apple (or the Devil) to kill her son. Likewise, in the story
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