16 Facts About Rapunzel


Rapunzel's refuses to eat anything else and begins to waste away.

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Rapunzel begs for mercy and she agrees to be lenient, allowing him to take all the rapunzel he wants on condition that the baby be given to her when it's born.

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Rapunzel's grows up to be a beautiful child with long golden hair.

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Rapunzel eventually asks her to marry him, which she agrees to.

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Rapunzel leads her and their twins to his kingdom where they live happily ever after.

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Many scholars have interpreted “Maiden in the Tower” stories, which Rapunzel is a part of, as a metaphor for the protection of young women from pre-marital relationships by overzealous guardians.

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Seemingly unfair bargain that the husband makes with the sorceress in the opening of Rapunzel is a common convention in fairy tales, which is replicated in Jack and the Beanstalk when Jack trades a cow for beans or in Beauty and the Beast when Beauty comes to the Beast in return for a rose.

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Kate Forsyth has written two books about Rapunzel, one is a fictional retelling of the tale and of the life of Mademoiselle de la Force entitled, Bitter Greens, and her second book was nonfiction describing the development of the tale entitled, The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower.

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The novel is a revisionist backstory for Rapunzel that connects to elements of Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and other tales.

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The character, Rapunzel is mentioned as being one of the great women who changed history, and she was Queen of the sixth Kingdom before eventually succumbing to old age.

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Rapunzel appears in the Once Upon a Time episode The Tower, portrayed by Alexandra Metz.

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Rapunzel's explains to Prince Charming that her brother died trying to save her, and she doubts that her parents will forgive her.

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Second iteration of Rapunzel appears as one of the main antagonists in the seventh season of Once Upon a Time, portrayed by Gabrielle Anwar and Meegan Warner in flashbacks.

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Six years later, Rapunzel frees herself and when she returns to her family, she discovers she has gained a stepdaughter named Ella.

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At some point, Anastasia dies and Rapunzel blames her husband for the incident while Ella blames herself.

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Gothel plans to put Anastasia in the tower, but Rapunzel managed to turn the tables and lock Gothel in instead.

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