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King Triton's Daughter

by PencilBones

Throw Pillow

DESCRIPTION

Throw Pillow made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, each pillow features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Sold with or without faux down pillow insert.

The Little Mermaid was somewhat revolutionary in the story it told.

Perhaps inadvertently it promoted relationships between the races. Which is why I've painted my little mermaid in an array of vibrant colors.

Not only did this story promote interracial relationships but the determination of women. It urged girls to seek out the ones they love no mater the odds set against them.

Though the original story ended with the failure of love. The young prince saved by the mermaid and left on the shore as a woman, who turned out to be a human princess, took him from the shore and nursed him back to health.

Though the little mermaid tried, she could not break the hold he had on the other princess. So too this story tells of loss. Her sister traded their hair to the sea witch for a way to save her. A knife for the little mermaid to stab the prince or else she'd died herself by the end of the third day.

She went into his cabin (on a ship) his newly wedded bride at his side while he slept. She raised the dagger, but couldn't kill him. She loved him too much and so she went on deck and waited for the sun to rise and as it did she vanished into a plume of sea foam and was no more.

Self sacrifice, loving someone enough to let them go, to ensure their happiness.

Selflessness. We could certainly use more of that in the world.

DID YOU KNOW:

The Little Mermaid was written as a love letter by Hans Christian Anderson to Edvard Collin. Anderson, upon hearing of Collin’s engagement to a young woman, proclaimed his love to him.

He told him ”I long for you as though you were a beautiful Calabrian girl.” Edvard Collin turned Anderson down, disgusted. Anderson then wrote The Little Mermaid to symbolize his inability to have Collin just as a mermaid cannot be with a human. He sent it to Collin in 1936 and it goes down in history as one of the most profound love letters ever written.

Most scholars and psychoanalysts concluded that Anderson was bisexual; however, he never acted upon his homosexual drives.

The Little Mermaid, as it was originally written, did not have a happy ending.
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