Critical Analysis – Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty

As part of my Grimm Project, I have been slowly going through the original Grimm’s tales and writing my own re-imaginings. The motivation behind this is not only that I love a haunting fairy tale, but that I want to consider the added layer of darkness inherent to these stories because of tropes and conceits…

Strapped

She straps down my arms at my sides. My hands would hang limp if I’d let them.