by H. C. Andersen
Femte historie: Den lille røverpige
“Fifth Story: The Little Robber-Girl”
This is the more engaging story of the seven, although,
- I always forget how cruel to animals she is: keeping them trapped and liking to scare them
- She seems complex, and she lets Gerda go, but why?
I also felt that, plot-wise and description-wise:
- Castle of robbers was vivid in my mind
- A greater sense stakes and danger
- Sense of propelling plot (wood pigeons that actually have real information on Kai and to Lapland) (although characters should also fail in what they want, i.e. Fourth story)
- Animals help Gerda a lot; I wonder if there’s some contrast between how they help her and how much the Robber Girl imprisons them?