Fairytales are pretty decent, since they are generally meant for little kids. But what you don't know is that before Disney turned all these stories into sweet animated movies with singing chipmunks and true love, they had pretty dark endings. You might not even want to know them.
So, in the Disney version, Pocahontas is part of a Native American tribe. She falls in love with John Smith, an Englishman, and stops her tribe and his crew from going to war. In the end, she must let him go back to where he is from.
Pocahontas is a real person, and to be honest, her movie didn't do her justice. John Smith was actually captured by Pocahontas's tribe, and she saved his life by placing her head upon his own just as they were executing him. Also, a tiny detail the Disney movies left out, Pocahontas was only 10 when this happened. Hard to see any romance happening there.
After that, Pocahontas was kidnapped, held hostage, renamed Rebecca, then died at the early age of 21. Yikes/
THE LITTLE MERMAID
This is a classic love story. Mermaid exchanges her tail for legs, but gives her voice as payment. The prince falls in love with her, marries her and they all live happily ever after.
What really happened was that the mermaid had to cut off her actual tongue in payment. Then the prince ended up marrying someone else. So the mermaid had only one way to get back her legs. To kill the prince and let his blood drip on her feet. Unfortunately, she couldn't bring herself to do it, so she dived into the sea and became sea foam (that's what happens to mermaids when they die). What a happy love story.
Everyone knows this one. A rags-to-riches story, orphan Cinderella gets a lucky break and falls in love with a prince who probably doesn't even know what her name is.
This happens in the original story as well, but Cinderella, thirsty for revenge gets birds to peck her stepsisters' eyes and make them blind. Isn't she just a ray of sunshine?
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
So in the real version, there is no cheeky little girl who tresspasses upon a bear family's cottage. In the earliest version, it was a fox who sneaked into the house, messed up their beds and ate their food. When the bears get back, they either throw her out or rip her apart and eat her. I'm personally glad that this version of the story was changed.
Well, this wasn't too disturbing.
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