[DWJ] Re: Nettle Shirts

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 28 13:53:07 EDT 2006

I just found a version of this story in one of my daughter's fairy tale 
books. This version is kind of odd because it incorporates the snow on 
blood motif from Snow White, there are 12 brothers, and they are turned 
into ducks, not swans. The reason is that the mother wishes for a girl 
instead of all those hulking boys. It seems to be crying out for some 
feminist analysis.


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