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The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was by the Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm was my favorite Grimm story.  I remember watching the story on Shelly Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre.  It’s about a guy who doesn’t know what fear is.  He gets kicked out of his house for being useless.  So he sets out to find out what it’s like to shudder.  And upon this quest, he goes to a haunted castle and spends three nights in the spooky place.

The faerie tales were supposed to teach something and I’m not quite certain what the lesson was.  In the end, it was his wife who taught him how to shudder.  So maybe the moral of the story is the world may fail to scare you, but your wife will succeed?  I’m not sure.  The story stuck with me from when I was a kid, and that is something.


Grimm’s Fairy Tales was originally published in 1812.  The Youtube video I watched was posted by SuperUtils Software.  Shelly Duvall’s production of the tale can also be found on Youtube along with other Faerie Tale Theatre episodes.

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