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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Shweder January 9, The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns all that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to his former position. The King sends more men into the gobert where they each meet with the same fate. He calls upon Iron John who gives him a horse, armor, and a legion of iron warriors to fight alongside him.

Iron John: A Book About Men – Wikipedia

The original German title is Eisenhansa compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans like English Johna common short form of the personal name Johannes. Bly’s reading analyzes the story for lessons about masculinity applicable to 20th-century men, and became a major work of the mythopoetic men’s movement. Again the prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John disguises the prince as the mysterious knight.

This time, he bl seen without the shaggy hair or iron skin that made him frightening. Though the prince hesitates at first, he eiesnhans builds up the courage to sneak into his mother’s room and steal the key. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Retrieved from ” https: The prince obeys at first, but begins to play in the well, eventually turning all his hair into rlbert. A Book About Men.

The man and his dog are allowed to enter. They capture him and he is locked in a cage in the courtyard as a curiosity.

The story also became the basis for the book Iron John: The hunter returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake. Since he is ashamed of his golden hair, he refuses to remove his cap before the king and is sent to assist the gardener.

When war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to make a name for himself. 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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As it turns out, Iron John is a powerful being and has many treasures that he guards. The prince travels to a distant land and offers his services to its king. Iron John reveals he was under enchantment until he found someone worthy and pure of heart to set him free. 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 – Wikipedia

He releases the wild iron-skinned man who reveals his name to be Iron John or Iron Hans depending on the translation. Grimms’ Fairy Tales German folklore German fairy tales.

Iron John too comes to the wedding. Years later, the young prince is playing with a ball in the courtyard. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat As they come to a lake in the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm.

Most people see the story as a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood. Eisenhans in the cage.

The prince is returned to his former station, marries the princess, and is happily reunited with his parents. A blu sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns.

It represents Aarne—Thompson type”The wild man as a helper”.

The king proclaims the woods as dangerous and off-limits to all. 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. Wikisource has original text related to this article: He states further that the only key to the cage is hidden beneath the queen’s pillow. InRobert Bly analyzed the story eisenans Iron John: