“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

A fairy tale in the Grimm collection, about a beautiful young princess whose jealous stepmother tries to kill her. She avoids being killed and hides in a forest cottage occupied by dwarfs. The stepmother finds out where Snow White is, visits her in disguise, and gives her a poisoned apple; Snow White eats it and falls into a deathlike sleep. When a prince kisses her, she awakens from her sleep, and he marries her.

notes for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

The wicked stepmother consults a magical mirror several times throughout the story, often asking it, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

notes for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

In the 1930s, Walt Disney made a very popular animated film adaptation of the story of Snow White.
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