Eisenhans by Robert Bly, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Iron John is a German fairy tale found in the collections of the Brothers Grimm, tale number , about a wild iron-skinned man and a prince. The original German title is Eisenhans, a compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans . In , Robert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: A Book About Men. Bly’s reading analyzes the story. Iron John: A Book About Men is a book by American poet Robert Bly published Bly believes that this fairy tale Iron John contains lessons from the past of great.

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The king proclaims the woods as dangerous and off-limits to all. For the book, see Iron John: Though the prince hesitates at first, he eventually builds up the courage to sneak into his mother’s room and steal the key.

Since he is ashamed of his golden hair, he refuses to remove his cap before the king and is sent to assist the gardener. Shweder January 9, Again the prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John robeert the prince as the mysterious knight. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The story also became the basis for the book Iron John: Bly’s reading analyzes the story for lessons about masculinity applicable to 20th-century men, roert became a major work of the mythopoetic men’s movement. They capture him and he is locked in a cage in the courtyard as a curiosity. He sets the prince to watch over his well, but warns him not to let anything roobert it or fall in because it will turn instantly to gold.

The Roberf sends all his remaining huntsmen out as a group, but again, none return. Iron John too comes to the wedding. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. When war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to make a name for himself.


Eisenhans : Ein Buch über Männer

He releases the wild iron-skinned man who reveals his name to be Iron John or Iron Hans depending on the translation. Years later, the young prince is playing with a ball in the courtyard.

The prince obeys at first, but begins to play in the well, eventually turning all his hair into gold. As it turns out, Iron John is a powerful being and has many treasures that he guards.

He accidentally rolls it into the cage where the wild iron-skinned man picks it up and will only return it if he is set free. The prince travels to a distant land and offers his services to its king. The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns all that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to his former position.

Retrieved from ” https: A king sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns. The King sends more eisenhabs into the forest where they each meet with the same fate.

No one is allowed to set the wild man free or they will eisenjans the penalty of death. They find a naked man with iron-like skin and long shaggy hair all over his body.

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This gly was last edited on 13 Septemberat Some years later, a wandering explorer accompanied by a dog hears of these dangerous woods and asks permission to hunt in the forest, claiming that he might be able to discover the fate of the other hunters. This time, he is seen without the shaggy hair or iron skin that made him frightening.

The man and his dog are allowed to enter. Eisenhans in the cage. A Book About Men. Eisennans king hopes that the mysterious knight who saved the kingdom will show himself for such a prize. The hunter returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake.

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The prince fears he will be killed for setting Iron John free, so Iron John agrees to take the prince with him into the forest. In celebration, the king announces a banquet and offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to any one of the knights who can catch a golden apple that will be thrown into their midst. Iron John reveals he was under enchantment until he found someone worthy and pure of heart to set him free.

Grimms’ Fairy Tales German folklore German fairy tales. He calls upon Iron John who gives him a horse, armor, and a legion of iron warriors to fight alongside him. The prince is returned to his former station, marries the princess, and is happily reunited with his parents. Iron John also tells the prince that if he ever needs anything, simply to call the name of Iron John three times.

InRobert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: As they come to a lake in the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm. It represents Aarne—Thompson type”The wild man as a helper”. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The original German title is Eisenhansa compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans like English Johna common short form of the personal name Johannes. Though the prince catches the golden apple and escapes, and does so again on two more occasions, he is eventually found.

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