Princess Tales

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven DwarfsShort tale: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Snow White. She was good, gentle and a friend to all the little animals.

One day she met a handsome prince. While they were singing a love song together, Snow White’s wicked stepmother watched them from afar.

Although the stepmother was the queen, she was very vain, and envied Snow White’s beauty.

So envious was she that she ordered a huntsman to kill the young princess.

But the huntsman could not harm Snow White. So he told her to go away, and never let the queen find her.

Snow White obeyed and went into the forest. After running scared and aimlessly, she found a hut.

She knocked on the door, but no one opened it. She slowly went inside…

The inside of the cabin was a mess! But with the help of her forest friends, Snow White cleaned up the whole interior in no time.

“Maybe they’ll let her live here,” said Snow White.

Upstairs, Snow White found seven beds. They were so small she thought they were children’s beds.

Tired from all the cleaning, Snow White yawned and fell asleep in the beds.

Meanwhile, the Seven Dwarfs were on their way home after a long day’s work in a jewelry mine.

They were anxious to get to their cabin in the forest.

The Seven Dwarfs were surprised to find the princess at home!

When Snow White woke up, she met the Seven Dwarfs: Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Shy, Clumsy, Clumsy and Happy.

The Dwarfs wanted to protect the princess from the evil queen, so they invited Snow White to live with them.

To celebrate, everyone sang and danced that night.

At the castle, the queen learned that Snow White was still alive.

Furious, she made a magic potion to change her appearance. Her plan was to trick the princess.

The next day, after the dwarfs had gone to work, the queen, disguised as an old woman, offered Snow White a very appetizing red apple.

Snow White bit into the apple – and fell asleep. The queen poisoned her.

When the dwarfs returned from work, they chased the queen to the top of a mountain in the middle of a storm.

Suddenly, lightning struck the mountain. The queen fell down and no one saw her again.

But Snow White was still asleep. The Seven Dwarfs watched over her day and night, hoping she would wake up.

Finally, Snow White’s Prince Charming arrived. He had been looking for the beautiful princess with whom he had sung in the castle.

The prince woke Snow White with the first kiss of love. That broke the spell!

Snow White and the prince returned to the kingdom and lived happily ever after.

END

Source: Disney

Reflection on the story: The story of Snow White tells us about the importance of kindness and friendship, as well as the cruelty and envy that can be destructive. In this tale, Snow White’s envious stepmother orders her death, but Snow White finds refuge and friendship in the Seven Dwarfs. In addition, the story shows how true love can break the spell of evil and envy.

We are also taught that outward beauty is not everything, as Snow White’s stepmother was vain and evil, while Snow White was kind and a friend to animals. Finally, the story shows us how perseverance and hope can lead to a happy ending, even in the most difficult situations.

Frequently asked questions about the fairy tale Snow White and the seven dwarfs

¿Who wrote the original tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?

The original fairy tale was written by the Brothers Grimm, a famous German fairy tale writers, in the year 1812.

¿What does the name Snow White mean?

The name Snow White refers to the color of her skin, which was as white as snow. Her mother gave it to her when she saw a snowflake fall on a window when she was pregnant with her.

¿Why did Snow White's stepmother want to kill her?

Snow White’s stepmother was an evil witch who had a magic mirror that told her who was the fairest in the kingdom. When the mirror told her that Snow White was more beautiful than she was, she was filled with jealousy and envy and decided to eliminate her.

¿How did the stepmother try to kill Snow White?

The stepmother tried to kill Snow White in two different ways: first, she sent a huntsman to kill her; then, she offered her a red apple with poison that made her fall into a deep sleep.

¿Who are the seven dwarfs and what are their names?

The seven dwarfs are miners who live in a cabin in the woods. Their names are Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Shy, Clumsy, Zilly and Happy. Each has a distinct personality and characteristic that is reflected in their name.

¿How did the dwarfs find Snow White?

The dwarfs found Snow White when they returned from working in the mine and saw that someone had broken into her hut. Seeing the young girl asleep in one of their beds, they were amazed by her beauty and decided to take care of her and protect her.

¿What did the stepmother do when she found out that Snow White was still alive?

The stepmother was furious when the mirror revealed to her that Snow White was still the fairest in the kingdom and was living with the seven dwarfs. So, she disguised herself as an old fruit seller and went looking for her in the forest to trick her with the poisoned apple.

¿What happened when Snow White bit the apple?

When Snow White bit the apple, she felt a sharp pain in her chest and fell senseless to the ground. The dwarfs arrived soon after and saw the old woman running away. Realizing what had happened, they chased the stepmother up a mountain where a bolt of lightning sent her tumbling down a precipice.

¿How did Snow White awaken from a deep sleep?

Snow White awoke from deep sleep when a prince passing through the forest saw her lifeless body inside a glass coffin that the dwarfs had built for her. The prince instantly fell in love with her and gave her a kiss of true love that broke the spell of the poison.

¿What happened at the end of the fairy tale?

At the end of the story, Snow White and the prince were married and lived happily ever after. The seven dwarfs were invited to the wedding and remained friends with the couple. The stepmother never bothered them again and the magic mirror was forgotten forever.

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