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Brain Game 24.2.2011

February 24, 2011

the brain game

This week’s question:

“If Snow White didn’t take the apple, what would have happened?”

Arjun Sivakumar, 14, South Island School

If Snow White hadn’t eaten the apple, the story would  not have been a fairytale – it would have become a tragedy. Snow White would live with, clean and cook for her dwarf friends. But at some point she and her friends would try to sneak away and live a better life. The queen would go to their house every week, but Snow White would be nowhere in sight.

Crystal Leung, 16, Sacred Heart Canossian College

Snow White didn’t take the apple because it was too red – like the “fake apples” from the mainland. She was a smart consumer and noticed the apple was rotten, and was covered by a layer of uneven red paint. The seven dwarfs came home just in time to capture the evil queen and take her to the police station.

Sophie Cheung, 14, German Swiss International School

The happy ending of the fairytale would have been completely different. No one would know if the prince would have been bold enough to kiss Snow White. If he hadn’t, would he and Snow White have fallen in love? But one thing is for sure: The wicked queen would have continued to haunt Snow White, making her life miserable, whether she was with the prince or not.

Ellis Lee, 15, Delia Memorial School (Broadway)

The Queen would probably find some other way to kill Snow White. There would be no happy ending, and we would never have heard of Snow White. That’s just not how things work. No one would want to watch a boring animation in which the princess does not get the prince.

William Cheng, 16, TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. If Snow White didn’t take the apple, she would never have gone into slumber and would never have met the prince. And the queen would have had to use her Plan B – giving her some beautiful but poisonous accessories. But Snow White didn’t take the apple and had to see a doctor because she was undernourished. The doctor saved her life, and they lived happily ever after.

Christine Gabrielle Bacus Nietes, 16, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo)

If Snow White hadn’t eaten the apple, she wouldn’t have met the prince. The point of the apple in the story was to poison Snow White so the prince could rescue her. Even if Snow White hadn’t eaten the apple, the evil queen would still find a way to kill her. And then she would have had no chance of coming back to life. This would result in an unhappy ending which nobody would have liked.

Votes close on Tuesdays at noon.

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