Was Rumpelstiltskin a cannibal?
I read it in school and Rumpelstiltskin says he will be doing some baking the SAME day she would have to give him the baby. D: I found this story pretty disturbing.
- Conqueror Worm ©Lv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
No, because Rumpelstiltskin was a goblin, and the baby was human. You can only be a cannibal if you eat the flesh of the same race as you.
If the baby had been a goblin baby, Rumpelstiltskin would be a cannibal. If he were human, he would be a cannibal. But for a goblin (or even a gnome as some varients of the story insist), he isn't a cannibal.
- jeanetteLv 710 years ago
i remember him, didnt remember that he was baking.
ive gotta c if i have that story.
didnt think he was a cannibal altho i wondered why he wanted the baby...
'To-day I bake, to-morrow brew,
the next I'll have the young queen's child.
Ha, glad am I that no one knew
that Rumpelstiltskin I am styled.'
gosh. never made the connection. when i read it as a young child, i just assumed he was going 2 raise it as his own bcuz he was lonely.
now uve got me wondering...naaah. im not gonna let my childhood innocence go....(-:
- hollyLv 710 years ago
No, as I remember it..in return for his help, he wanted the baby as a reward.
- Anonymous4 years ago
I often end up posting the same question on other sites