Essay Example: Rapunzel’s Other Half


“Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair,” ordered the querulous petulant witch. She repeated this daily, but little did either of them know this time they weren’t alone. They were being watched, studied, observed. Soon after, the witch would leave, disappearing into the distance and Rapunzel would gaze out the window pondering what life was like beyond the horizon.

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair,” called a scratchy, rather tense, odd-sounding voice. Within seconds, Rapunzel stumbled to her feet. Going through a rollercoaster of emotions. She was unsure of what to do next. Would she go see who it was or hide? “Rapunzel!” it repeated. Little by little and as soundlessly as possible, she edged towards the lone window. Mystified and baffled, she stood staring at the strange creature down below. Shaking. She let out a great big, “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!”
“It’s ok, I won’t hurt you, just let me up gorgeous,” he insisted. Rapunzel was as curious as a cat about the outside world, and she knew he was her only chance of getting there. So, Rapunzel let him up. He visited every day after the witch had departed. Soon, after many long afternoons of conversation, he began to fall deeply in love with her.

Another visit from the witch passed, and it was time for Rapunzel’s and the mystery boy’s annual chat. But this time everything was going to turn upside down. The mystery boy was telling Rapunzel how he was a prince when…
“You lying, thieving, sneaky brat!” belted the witch. “Hoooowww dare you?”
“W-w-what are you doing here?” replied Rapunzel, lost for words.

Outside the tall, rotted tower was something even more unexpected. As that something more unforeseen crept up the ladder, yelling echoed in the distance. The wind howled as she gripped the ladder and took a deep breath. She peered over the windowsill and there they stood. Her prince, a girl that looked exactly like her and an old lady who was a dinosaur. “How dare you steal my man! What the hell is wrong with you?” hissed the girl. They look like they were clones. Her voice, her eyes, her nose except her hair. Rapunzel and the girl stood staring at each other in disbelief. “I knew it!” exclaimed the witch. “When I took you from your parents, I could tell they were hiding something. It was you!” she said accusingly while pointing at the girl. “Now I get both of you. Mwahahahaha!” cackled the witch. “Now to deal with you!” She pulled a knife out of her knickers and started swinging it around in front of the prince. Scared and fearing for his life, he began to step backwards. Without watching his step, he plummeted through the window. “Noooooooooooo!” shrieked the girl. And off the witch went without a care in the world.

“S-s-so you’re my twin sister?” stammered Rapunzel. Rapunzel already knew the answer. She knew that from now on, her only mission was to get her out of here. Rapunzel didn’t want her sister to live her life as she did. Immediately, Rapunzel let her hair down and made sure her sister wouldn’t slip. “Get out of here as quick as you can and don’t come back,” said Rapunzel worriedly. So off she went. Her sister she had just met had left forever. “Get down here! You didn’t think I was leaving forever, did you?” smirked her sister. Rapunzel smiled.
 

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