Synopsis RUMPELSTILTSKIN DRAMA “Rumpelstiltskin” is a story about a miller and his wife who lie to the king that

theirdaughter (Lisa) could spin straw into gold. The king takes Lisa to his castle and locks her ina high tower room which has a big heap of straw and one spinning wheel. As suggested bythe father, the king instructs her to spin the straw into gold by morning, or be executed. Shehas given up all hope when a strange little man appears in the room and spins straw intogold for her in return for her necklace. The king is impressed, but he wants more gold. Thelittle man returns at night and spins gold for her in return for her ring. The greedy king wants more gold. So on the third night, when she has nothing to reward him, the little man spins straw into gold with one condition - that Lisa‟s first-born child will be given to him. The king is so impressed that he marries Lisa. However, when their first child is born, thelittle man returns to claim his reward. Lisa is frightened and offers him all the gold he wants if she can keep the child. The little man refuses but finally agrees to give up his claim to the child if Lisa can guess his name in three days. Will Lisa manage to guess the little man‟s name? What will happen if Lisa is unable to guess the right name? *Learners should be encouraged to read and discover the sequence in the plot by themselves.

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Lisa begs and he relents with one condition Lisa has to guess his name. Lisa replies without thinking deeply when Rumpelstiltskin asks her if she is willing to give her first-born in exchange for spinning the straw into gold. her parents spy upon him. Her father says that Lisa is so clever that she can do anything. Lisa also does not speak the truth when she promises to give Rumpelstiltskin her first-born child. In return. Resolution Lisa‟s parents vow not to be boastful anymore. they risk losing Lisa. She is told that she will be beheaded if she does not spin the straw into gold by morning. When she has nothing else to give. Falling Action Lisa fails to guess the name of the man for the first two nights. Lisa‟s mother tells Lisa that she could probably spin straw into gold if she tried. If she fails. Exposition The miller and hiswife boast to the king about their talented daughter. This causes problems for Lisa as she is kept in a high room in a tower all by herself.11 Here are the plot components of Rumpel stiltskin‟ for your reference. Climax The little man comes to the palace to take his prize. Due to their mistake. who could do anything which includes spinning straw into gold. shehas to give her necklace and ring to the man. IMPORTANCE OF SPEAKING THE TRU Another theme of this drama is the importance of speaking the truth. she will not see her son again. Lisa correctly guesses the man‟s name.Lisa. Lisa‟s parents speak without thinking as they want the king to take notice of their daughter. Lisa‟s parents do not speak the truth when they boast about her. Lisa listens to her worried father who tells her to promise Rumpelstiltskin . Themes RUMPELSTILTSKIN DRAMA These are some of the themes found in the drama: THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK It is important to think before you speak. On that night. They boast that Lisa can spin straw into gold although it goes against logic. she promises to give her first-born child to the man. On the third day. She promises to do so without thinking rationally. They cross the limit by exaggerating. He tells the king to ask Lisa to spin straw into gold. which is also a form of telling lies. Lisa is helped by a little man. Rising Action The greedy kingbrings Lisa back tohis palace and forcesher to spin straw intogold for three nightsin a row.

He wants Lisa‟s first-born as he does not have a wife or family. Her father tells Lisa that she could forget her promise later as she would be miles away from Rumpelstiltskin.whatever he wants. Rumpelstiltskin comes back after a year to take her baby son. Lisaagrees to give her first-born to Rumpelstiltskin in exchange for spinning more straw into gold. . The king agrees to marry Lisa although she is from a poor family due to his desire for gold. Rumpelstiltskin desires Lisa‟snecklace first and then her ring in return for spinning the straw into gold. He does not marry her for love. He refuses to work for free. Lisa gets into another serious problem. This is dishonesty. Later. Due to her insincere promise in desperation. She does not tell the truth to the king either. Lisa has to save her life for which she is willing to give anything. THERE IS A PRICE FOR ALMOST EVERY DESIRE Lisa‟s parents boast about Lisa because of their desire to get the king to marry Lisa. They almost lose their daughter because of this desire.

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