Paganismo cristão: o processo de construção da moralidade dos contos dos irmãos Grimm

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm made a deep research of the culture and folklore from Germany in the XIX century, which is focused on the popular oral tales. The following work focuses on analyzing the construction process of the moral of the Brothers Grimm tales regarding the relation between pagan symbolism and Christian values. In sum, four Brothers Grimm’s tales were analyzed “Snow White” (“Schbeewittchen”), “The Water of Life” (“Das Wasser des Lebens”) e “Rumpelstiltskin” (“Rumpelstilzchen”) (originally published on Kinderund Hausmärchen, from 1812) e “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” (“Die Kinderzu Hameln”) (from DeustscheSagen, published in 1816). The literary analysis considered several important things such as space, time, characters, narrative structure, themes and conflicts. A deep research was necessary to understand the historical evolution of each tale. The literary analysis was done from the Portuguese translation of Kinder- und Hausmärchen, Contosmaravilhososinfantis e domésticos 1812-1815 (2012), translated by Christine Röhring, published by Cosac Naify. The Pied Piper of Hamelin was analyzed from the version translated by American scholar D. L. Ashliman from 2013, which is available in his personal academic web page. The theory base comes from several important scholars, such as Nelly Novaes Coelho (1998), Jack Zipes (2002), Maria Tatar (2004), Karin Volobuef (2011), D. L. Ashliman (2013), among others.



Irmãos Grimm, Literatura, Cristianismo, Paganismo, Contos, Brothers Grimm, Literature, Christianity, Paganism, Tales


ALMEIDA, G. W. G. Paganismo cristão: o processo de construção da moralidade dos contos dos irmãos Grimm. 2017. 131 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2017.