Rapunzel is a character from the Disney movie Tangled. She is a kind and adventurous young princess with magical, long blonde hair.
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“Rapunzel” is a classic European fairy tale that tells the story of a young girl named Rapunzel, who is trapped in a tower by an evil witch. The witch, Dame Gothel, kidnaps Rapunzel as a baby from her parents because they stole a magical plant from her garden. The plant, called rampion, granted the couple’s wish to have a child, but at the cost of losing their daughter. Rapunzel grows up to be a beautiful girl with long, golden hair that possesses magical healing powers. One day, a prince discovers the tower and hears Rapunzel singing. He climbs her hair to reach her, and they fall in love. The prince and Rapunzel devise a plan to escape the tower together, but the witch discovers their plot. In a fit of rage, she cuts off Rapunzel’s hair and banishes her to the wilderness. The prince, blinded by the witch, wanders in search of Rapunzel. Eventually, they reunite, and Rapunzel’s tears restore the prince’s sight. The couple returns to the prince’s kingdom, where they live happily ever after.
Rapunzel’s story has been adapted and retold in various forms over the years, with some of the most prominent show titles including Disney’s animated film “Tangled,” the stage musical “Into the Woods,” and the animated television series “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.” Each adaptation puts its own spin on the classic tale, often delving deeper into the characters’ backstories and exploring themes of love, freedom, and self-discovery.