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The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson

Last updated on April 22, 2023 by in English Short Stories Category with 4 Comments on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson, 84 Views and Reading Time: 46 minutes
The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Available in the public domain at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ Far out in the ocean the water is as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as the purest glass. But it is very deep too. It goes down deeper than any anchor rope will go, and many,

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4 comments on “The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson”

  1. Actually I haven’t see a mermaid story be so scary and different from the others .
    It was interesting and I want to know what does murmured means?

  2. When I was a kid, I watched the animation but there were a few differences with this original story. I don’t think that the little mermaid’s choice was wise because the consequences were very high but I don’t want to judge her for I wasn’t in her shoes and I assume her emotional choice for her young age. And I found the ending sad and depressing. I wish she could have a better life like Ariel in the animated version.

    • The ending is quite distinct in the original fairy tale and the animated version, as correctly pointed out by you. The little mermaid makes a huge sacrifice by choosing to die instead of murdering the prince. In so doing, she’ll be serving humanity for almost three centuries.

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