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Rooglewood Countdown: 33 days: True Love

    On this last day of February, I'm finishing up our discussion on some of Snow White's powerful themes.  This final post in that series is about the family, friendships, and true love in the Snow White story.

     Think about it.
     Snow White had a fairly dysfunctional family.  Maybe her real mother and father had a good relationship with her.  But what about her step-mother?  Yeah, no.  But we all have an idea of what family SHOULD be like.  That's how we know to define Snow White's as dysfunctional.  So what should family be?

     Think about the dwarves.  They were like a family.  Maybe they were family.  How did that family dynamic work out in your story?  Do you think they welcomed Snow White into their family?  Do you think she was happy there?

     What about friendships?  If the dwarves weren't family, at least they were friends.  That's pretty cool.  In my story, my queen considers the mirror to be her friend because she feels she can trust it.  What other friendships do you have in your story?  What makes a good friendship?

     And then there is true love.  In the original, there's a prince who shows up.  It always creeped me out that he wanted to cherish this corpse-in-a-glass-coffin for all eternity.  But hey, he cared about her although he would clearly get nothing in return.  And if that's not true love, what is?  What true love scenes do you have in your story?  What is true love?  How did you make the prince-loves-dead-ish-princess scene not creepy?



  1. I always thought the Prince was a major creep. I kinda kept that in my story. I guess your right though, he did care about her.

    Snow's family is pretty dysfunctional. I always loved how the dwarves became her family.

    1. Somebody needed to keep the prince as a creepy character! I thought about writing him that way, too.
      And, yes, I like they way the dwarves helped Snow White in the original story. I like the way they are in your story, too.

  2. Ahhh, I can't believe how fast it's coming up!!!

    Family plays a big role in Mirrors Never Lie. The "dwarves," which are actually a band of huntsmen, take Skadi in as one of their own. They're her real family.

    And as far as true love goes, well, it starts with friendship. And it doesn't involve a creepy corpse either. ;)


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