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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The hunter returns to the forest the next day with a group of men to empty the lake. Eisenhans in the cage.

A king sends a huntsman into a forest nearby and the huntsman never returns. Iron John too comes to the wedding. When war comes to the kingdom, the prince sees his chance to make a name for himself.

B,y it turns out, Dobert John is a powerful being and has many treasures that he guards. Retrieved from ” https: The prince successfully defends his new homeland, but returns robertt that he borrowed to Iron John before returning to his former position. The original German title is Eisenhansa compound of Eisen “iron” and Hans like English Johna common short form of the personal name Johannes. Iron John reveals he was under enchantment until he found someone worthy and pure of heart to set him free.


They find a naked man with iron-like skin and long shaggy hair all over his body. No one is allowed to set the wild man free or they will face the penalty of death.

Shweder January 9, In celebration, eisebhans 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.

As they come to a lake in the middle of the forest, the dog is dragged under water by a giant arm. The prince fears he will be killed for setting Iron John free, so Iron John agrees to eisehans the prince with him into the forest.

They capture him and he is locked in a cage in the courtyard as a curiosity. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Views Read Edit View history.

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For the book, see Iron John: Though the prince robedt at first, he eventually builds up the courage to sneak into his mother’s room and steal the key. He releases the wild iron-skinned man who reveals his name to be Iron John or Iron Hans depending on the translation.

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It represents Aarne—Thompson type”The wild man as a helper”. The story also became the basis for the book Iron John: Grimms’ Fairy Tales German folklore German fairy tales.

eissnhans Since he is ashamed of his golden hair, he refuses to remove his cap before the king and is sent to assist the gardener. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has original text related to this article: InRobert Bly analyzed the story in Iron John: Though the prince catches the golden apple and escapes, and does so again on two more occasions, he is eventually found. A Book About Men. Iron John also tells the prince that if he ever needs anything, simply to call the name of Iron Eisenhzns three times.

Eisenhans : Ein Buch über Männer

He states further that the only key to the cage is hidden beneath the queen’s pillow. The King sends more men into the forest where they each meet with the same fate.

Again fobert prince asks Iron John for help, and again Iron John disguises the prince as the mysterious knight.