In Goethe s utopian Fairy Tale, it is at first the old woman, and not the old man, who has to search for her heart and on whom appears to lie the main responsibility for the couple s bad fate. At its end it is some elderly women who pick up the stones and diamonds into which the snake had burst and to hold the pieces together in a ring in order to once make deliverance possible.
Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907). Italian painter. un-dettaglio