So, when I watched Snow White as a child, there was something that always bothered me: the Prince's castle was in the freakin' clouds. Don't believe me?
That is in the clouds. I never quite understood what that was supposed to be, but then I was thinking tonight, and I think I figured it out: Snow White never came back to life. When the Prince found her, he was dead.
So, yeah, I get that the dwarfs saw him and everything, but how do we know they weren't a) dead themselves, either killed in the storm or from old age, or b) seeing a ghost?
Thing is, I actually didn't watch Snow White for the entirety of my teenage years because when I was a kid I saw a bonus on the DVD. I may not be remembering it right, but I remember something about the skeleton in the Queen's dungeon being the Prince himself (if I'm wrong correct me). And I mean, it makes sense if the Queen wanted to make sure Snow White couldn't be woken, that she kill the man she saw falling in love with her in the castle courtyard. Which means that the Prince taking Snow White to his castle actually means they were finally reunited in death? And he was taking her to a place where they could be together forever, because they would never have to be parted again?
My my, I feel morbid tonight. ;)
Fare thee well, friend!