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Blue Beard by the Brothers Grimm
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Click here to print or download this PDF eBook of "Blue Beard" as told by the Brothers Grimm. It is five pages in length.The plot of this story (Blue Beard murders his wives) makes it inappropriate for children below fifth grade. In fact, it is because of its "inappropriateness for children" that older kids enjoy "Blue Beard" so much. Reading this story can pave the way for examining how women and marriage were viewed prior to the last century. Scroll down for free printable worksheets to accompany this story.
 
 
Click here for this handwriting practice worksheet featuring terms from the text in cursive script.

Click here for this handwriting practice worksheet featuring terms from the text in print manuscript.

 
 
 
 
Click here for this handwriting practice worksheet featuring terms from the text in cursive script.

Click here for this handwriting practice worksheet featuring terms from the text in print manuscript.

 

Once upon a time there was a man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold plate, carved furniture, and coaches gilded all over. But unhappily this man had a blue beard, which made him so ugly and so terrible that all the women and girls ran away from him.

One of his neighbors, a lady of quality, had two daughters who were perfect beauties. He asked for one of them in marriage, leaving to her the choice of which she would bestow on him. They would neither of them have him, and they sent him backward and forward from one to the other, neither being able to make up her mind to marry a man who had a blue beard. Another thing which made them averse to him was that he had already married several wives, and nobody knew what had become of them...


 
Click here to print this worksheet with five short-answer questions and one essay question.

Click here to print this vocabulary worksheet using terms from the text.

 
Questions worksheet answers: 1. He has a blue beard. 2. He's rich. 3. Closet on the ground floor. 4. Bodies of his murdered wives. 5. Her brothers kill him. 6. Answers will vary, but should touch upon things such as marrying for money, expectations of obedience, and the acceptability of spousal abuse (that is, the wife expects physical punishment, but murder takes it too far).