Rapunzel for Schools – Episode 5 – Fateful Meeting


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Below we present the complete text of episode 5 of Rapunzel for Schools. Each scene is introduced with writer’s notes on the process of adapting the original fairy tale as an Audio Drama.

Rapunzel For Schools - Episode 5 - Fateful Meeting

Rapunzel For Schools – Episode 5 – Fateful Meeting

EPISODE 5:       FATEFUL MEETING

Writer’s Notes

Though we start with our focus on Rapunzel, the scene is really an extension of Franz’ search for his sister. The conflict in the scene in essence belongs to Franz.

Franz’ goal is to find his sister.

The major obstacle he faces (implied by the last scene of episode 4) is that there are no tracks for him to follow.

Disaster strikes when he finds his sister turned to stone in front of Rapunzel’s tower.

The dilemma Franz faces is whether to rescue the girl in the tower, go back for soldiers to assist him, or enlist the girl’s help.

His choice is to enlist Rapunzel’s help.

The scene is also designed to introduce Franz and Rapunzel to one another for the first time, establish the immediate attraction between them, and then establish the witch as the thing that separates them.

 

SCENE 19:   EXT. – THE TOWER – DAY
(RAPUNZEL, FRANZ)

  1. MUSIC: OPENING THEME – LET IT FINISH.
  2. SOUND: (BACKGROUND) FOREST AMBIANCE – LET IT FINISH.
  3. NARRATOR: Once upon a time, in a distant land, a girl was stolen as a baby and raised by a witch. She was never told the truth about her origin but now, after 18 years in the care of the witch, Rapunzel is beginning to ask questions and experience doubts about the life she has been forced to live…
  4. RAPUNZEL: Hi Felix, killed anything interesting today?
  5. SOUND: CAT’S MEOW – LET IT FINISH?
  6. RAPUNZEL: See what mother left me this time? It’s a statue of a little girl… Only, I don’t think this girl was evil or deserved to be turned into a statue like this.
  7. SOUND: ANOTHER MEOW – LET IT FINISH.
  8. RAPUNZEL: (TO HERSELF) No, I really don’t think this little girl was evil. I think… I think maybe… it’s mother. I think maybe she’s been stealing people for my garden. I think… I think she might be lying to me…
    (TO THE CAT) Oh, Felix, I wish I’d never seen that boy running from her. I have so many questions now. So many questions that I was happier without. I think I may be a… a prisoner here. There. I said it.
  9. SOUND: ANOTHER MEOW – LET IT FINISH.
  10. RAPUNZEL: Oh, I know. I’m being selfish and spiteful, and letting my imagination run away with me only… only she keeps changing the topic when I ask about the statues, and I’ve caught her contradicting herself.
    That little girl is leaning down to pick flowers. Mother said she’s wicked, and that she just wanted to give me a statue in a happier pose than the last one. But… I’m sure she’s lying to me. And if she’s lying about that, what else is mother keeping from me?
  11. SOUND: NONCOMITTAL MEOW – LET IT FINISH.
  12. FRANZ: (IN THE DISTANCE) Hildegard? Hilde? Please answer me? Hilde, where are you?
  13. RAPUNZEL: Oh, no! There’s someone out there. Mother will be here soon and I don’t know what she’ll do. (IMPLORING) Stay away! Oh, please don’t come any closer.
  14. FRANZ: (GETTING CLOSER) Who? Where? A tower? I know of no tower here. And it has no doors. (CALLNG UP) Who’s there? Who are you?
  15. RAPUNZEL: (GASP) A man! You must leave, quickly. It is not safe. My mother will return soon and I don’t know what she will do if she finds you.
  16. FRANZ: (MYSTIFIED) Who are you? And what are you doing on Royal land?
  17. RAPUNZEL: What do you mean Royal land. This is my home?
  18. FRANZ: I assure you, miss, this land has been set aside for the use of my family – the Royal family. I am Prince Franz, soon to be crowned King after the death of my father Ferdinand.
  19. RAPUNZEL: A prince? I don’t believe it. Quickly, state your business. My mother will be here soon.
  20. FRANZ: Perhaps I should wait and speak with your mother.
  21. RAPUNZEL: No. You mustn’t. She gets so angry when people come near the tower.
  22. FRANZ: Who is she to be angry with a prince on his own ancestral land?
  23. RAPUNZEL: You arrogant popinjay. Her name is Esmerelda and she is a powerful sorceress.
  24. FRANZ: Esmerelda? Come to the balcony and let me see you.
  25. RAPUNZEL: If you insist. Here I am.
  26. FRANZ: Great Scott! You are radiant… and approximately the right age.
  27. RAPUNZEL: Must you stare? It is making me very uncomfortable to be looked at by such a handsome man.
  28. FRANZ: (EMBARASSED) Er… I’m going to hazard a guess that you haven’t seen very many men in your time, miss.
  29. RAPUNZEL: (EMBARASSED) In point of fact, you are the first.
  30. FRANZ: I thought as much. I would even venture that I can guess your name.
  31. RAPUNZEL: Really?
  32. FRANZ: Yes, would you happen to be named Rapunzel by any chance?
  33. RAPUNZEL: How did you know that?
  34. FRANZ: I think I know, or at least I can guess, many things about you. Are you a prisoner in that tower?
  35. RAPUNZEL: I cannot come out if that is what you are asking.
  36. FRANZ: Tell me about the witch. Does she treat you well?
  37. RAPUNZEL: She’s my mother. She can be a bit harsh sometimes, but she means well… but what business is it of yours?
  38. FRANZ: Yes, you almost distracted me. I am seeking my sister, Hildegard. She came riding into the forest yesterday and went missing. We are terribly afraid for her. She’s about twelve years of age with long golden hair. Have you seen her?
  39. RAPUNZEL: Oh no, a princess! Young man…
  40. FRANZ: Call me Franz. I already know your name.
  41. RAPUNZEL: (SHYLY) Very well… Franz… there is a statue garden to your right. Do any of the statues bear the likeness of your sister?
  42. SOUND: BRIEF FOOTSTEPS ON GRASS – LET IT FINISH.
  43. FRANZ: (HORRIFIED) Good grief, it’s Hilde. What have you done?
  44. RAPUNZEL: I’ve done nothing I swear.
  45. NARRATOR: And Rapunzel explained to Franz her fears and suspicions concerning the statue garden. Franz in turn, let her know the circumstances of her birth and kidnapping. Both stood deeply in shock, trying to decide what to do.
  46. FRANZ: I could get you out of the tower for a start.
  47. RAPUNZEL: No, mother… I guess I mean Esmerelda would be enraged. If you try and confront her the result will be the same.
  48. FRANZ: ..
  49. RAPUNZEL: No, you don’t know her. She would sooner smash every statue in the garden than let you take from her what she believes is rightly hers.
  50. FRANZ: (ANGRY) Rightly hers… You can’t be serious? That’s my sister over there, and a large number of children from the region.
  51. RAPUNZEL: Keep your voice down. I never know when she’ll arrive. You need to hide or she’ll turn you into a statue as well.
  52. FRANZ: .. you’re right. I need to know how to reverse the spell. I could bring my soldiers and we could try to force her by sword point.
  53. SOUND: FRANZ DRAWS HIS SWORD – LET IT FINISH.
  54. RAPUNZEL: Put that away and don’t be so foolish. Mother would ensure the statues were destroyed before your soldiers could draw near. The only way… is for me to convince her to tell me how the cure is affected.
  55. FRANZ: I fear you are correct. Do you think you can uncover the secret of it?
  56. RAPUNZEL: If it is a spell, then no. But she keeps many potions that achieve the same effects as her spells. If there is a way I will uncover it… but please, I’m afraid for you, go and hide, before she gets here.
  57. FRANZ: I don’t want to leave you.
  58. RAPUNZEL: What?
  59. FRANZ: (COUGHS IN EMBARASSMENT) I mean, I’m concerned for your safety. Who is there to protect you?
  60. RAPUNZEL: I am perfectly safe you handsome fool. Mother expects to find me here, and alone. It is only your presence that endangers things.
  61. FRANZ: .. right… of course. I will return tomorrow morning and see what you have learned.
  62. RAPUNZEL: Yes, come back in the morning. She is never here in the mornings. Call to me and ask me to throw down my hair to you.
  63. FRANZ: What? Ask you to do what?
  64. RAPUNZEL: It’s traditional. Just go with it. It will allow you to come up into the tower.
  65. FRANZ: Um. Goodbye.
  66. RAPUNZEL: Farewell.
  67. SOUND: FOOTSTEPS RUN BACK INTO THE FOREST – LET IT FINISH.
  68. RAPUNZEL: (SIGHING) Oh, my, Do you think he really was a prince, Felix? I’ve never seen anyone so handsome.
  69. SOUND: CAT’S MEOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A QUIZICAL “HUH?” – LET IT FINISH.
  70. MUSIC: TIME PASSING SCENE ENDER – LET IT FINISH.

 

Writer’s notes

In this scene we are leading up to the reversal. Everything begins to go wrong for Rapunzel and Franz. The witch realises Rapunzel has been in communication with the outside world and her fury is immense. In a staggering over-reaction she chains Rapunzel to the wall and cuts her hair away, after getting her to confess regarding her next rendezvous with the Prince.

In this scene the central conflict plays out as follows…

Rapunzel’s goal is to find the cure to the stone statue spell.

The witch’s secrecy and mistrustful nature is the obstacle.

Disaster strikes when the witch realises Rapunzel has had contact with the outside world and catches on to the deception.

Rapunzel has never lied to the witch before. Her dilemma is whether to lie or tell the truth.

Her choice is to tell the truth.

This has disastrous consequences, fanning the witch’s jealous rage and resulting in her being chained up and having her hair cut off.

SCENE 20:    INT – THE TOWER – EARLY EVENING
(RAPUNZEL, WITCH)

  1. SOUND: (WALLA) NIGHT AMBIENCE – ESTABLISH AND UNDER
  2. RAPUNZEL: Oh, where is she Felix? She’s never usually this late. If the vegetable stew goes cold she’ll end up in a terrible mood and I won’t be able to get anything useful out of her. You know what she’s like. And then I won’t be able to tell the prince how to rescue his sister in the morning and… and he’s so handsome.
  3. SOUND: QUESTIONING MEOW – LET IT FINISH.
  4. RAPUNZEL: Of course he’s handsome. He’s a prince, after all. I’m pretty sure it would be against the rules to be anything less.
  5. SOUND: UNCONVINCED MEOW – LET IT FINISH.
  6. RAPUNZEL: (WHISTFUL) I wonder what he thinks of me? Oh, I’m so ugly! All willowy and thin… not like mother or the prince. And my skin is so clear. I need some warts or something.
  7. SOUND: WHOOSH OF WITCH’S ARRIVAL – LET IT FINISH.
  8. ESMERELDA: (OUTSIDE CALLING SWEETLY) Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me. (BEAT) (IMPATIENT AND ANGRY) RAPUNZEL!
  9. RAPUNZEL: Coming Mother. I’ll just open the doors to the balcony so you can come up.
  10. ESMERELDA: Be quick about it. I’ve had a horrible day. The forest has been full of soldiers. Fortunately, I was able to lead them the other way, but it did make it difficult to approach the tower. I’ve been flying around for hours leading them on a wild goose chase.
  11. SOUND: DOOR OPENS. HAIR FALLS TO THE GROUND – LET IT FINISH.
  12. ESMERELDA: Ah, your beautiful hair. So soft, so lovely. Here I come. (BRIEF GRUNTING OF TYING SOMETHING INTO THE HAIR) Mmmhmmm. Mmmm. All right. (GRUNTING OF INTENSE EXERTION FOR A FEW MOMENTS CLIMBING THE TOWER) Ugh. Urk. Argh. (ETC.)
  13. RAPUNZEL: (PAINFUL EXCLAMATIONS IN TIME WITH ESMERELDA’S EXERTIONS) Aaah. Ooooh. Uuuurm. Eeeek. (ETC.)
  14. RAPUNZEL: (BEAT) (GASPING) Ugh. There you are mother. (GASPS SOME MORE).
  15. ESMERELDA: (OUT OF BREATH). Yes, yes. Where’s my dinner? I’m famished.
  16. RAPUNZEL: On the table. I’ll gather up my hair and be right with you.
  17. ESMERELDA: It’ll be heavy. I’ve tied another sack of vegetables to it at the bottom.
  18. RAPUNZEL: (IRKED) Oh. Right. (BEGINS GRUNTING AS SHE PULLS HER HAIR AND VEGETABLES UP)
    (AFTER A SUITABLE TIME) I wish you wouldn’t tie the sacks into my hair with such strong knots. The tangles are always so hard to get out afterwards.
  19. ESMERELDA: (EATING) Better that than losing the vegetables. Mmmm. This is delicious.
  20. RAPUNZEL: Yes, cooking is something I can do well.
  21. ESMERELDA: (EATING NOISES)
  22. RAPUNZEL: Uh, mother?
  23. ESMERELDA: (GRUNTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT) Mmmm.
  24. RAPUNZEL: Well, I wanted to ask you something. About the statues.
  25. ESMERELDA: (ANGRY) The statues again! Stop fussing will you. They deserve it. Every one of them does.   With their pretty looks and their irritating smiles and their… Well, they deserve it and I don’t want to hear any more about it.
  26. RAPUNZEL: But the soldiers in the forest? Could they be looking for the statues?
  27. ESMERELDA: Oh, that’s what’s got you in a lather. You have no need to worry, my dear. The soldiers aren’t searching the forest for a bunch of criminals who have been turned to stone. But still, maybe I should take things easy while they are scouring our forest. I wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to you.
  28. RAPUNZEL: (SOUNDING DEPRESSED) Yes, mother.
  29. ESMERELDA: Oh Rapunzel, you know I only keep you shut up here away from people because of how dangerous they are. The people out there would hate you for your ugliness. Why look at you. Those freakish blue eyes. That clear, smooth skin. No warts or birth marks. You’re so thin and curvy that people couldn’t help but be repulsed. And your hair. As thick and lovely as it is to touch, it’s completely the wrong shade of gold. No, I keep you here for your own safety.
  30. RAPUNZEL: Yes, mother. But is there a way to reverse the spells… if it came to it? Could it be done?
  31. ESMERELDA: Of course it could be done. I even have potions for it. It’s child’s play. As you would know if you only applied yourself to your studies more.
  32. RAPUNZEL: Oh, mother, I’m so glad. I wouldn’t want you to be arrested for turning the princess to…
  33. ESMERELDA: The princess! (FURIOUS) How did you know she was a princess? Who have you been talking to? Who has been here?
  34. RAPUNZEL: It’s true? You turned the princess to stone! That’s why the soldiers are searching the forest. She’s missing, and it was you.
  35. ESMERELDA: I asked you a question, Rapunzel. Answer me. Answer me now, or, I swear, the consequences will be the most unpleasant you have ever experienced.
  36. RAPUNZEL: No, mother. I didn’t mean…
  37. ESMERELDA: You wicked child. You’ve been talking to someone behind my back. Who is it? Is it a man?
  38. RAPUNZEL: Mother, please, don’t get angry. I didn’t mean to upset you.
  39. ESMERELDA: (IN A BLIND RAGE) Who is he? Tell me now, and this needn’t get any worse.
  40. RAPUNZEL: (SCARED) All right. All right, it was the prince. He came into the clearing searching for his sister.
  41. ESMERELDA: And you spoke with him? You let him hear your voice?
  42. RAPUNZEL: Yes, but only to…
  43. ESMERELDA: Did he see you? Did he see what you looked like?
  44. RAPUNZEL: Only a glimpse. He… he called me “radiant”.
  45. ESMERELDA: Oh, you idiot child! He’ll be back, don’t you see? He’ll be back with horses, and cannons, and soldiers. They will tear down this tower and kill us if they can.
  46. RAPUNZEL: No, mother. No they won’t. He’s afraid you’ll do something to the statues. He wanted me to ask about a cure. He’s coming back in the morning. Alone. There’s no need to…
  47. ESMERELDA: And you agreed? You betrayed me! After I’ve protected you all these years… you’d do this to me…
  48. SOUND: SLAP TO THE FACE – LET IT FINISH
  49. RAPUNZEL: (SHOCKED) You hit me!
  50. ESMERELDA: And I’ll do more than that. Come here…
  51. SOUND: SCUFFLING – DUCK UNDER.
  52. RAPUNZEL: Ow. My hair. Let me go. Let me…
  53. SOUND: CLANKING OF CHAINS – LET IT FINISH.
  54. RAPUNZEL: Be quiet girl. Chaining you up is just the beginning.
  55. RAPUNZEL: No, wait. What are you going to do with those scissors?
  56. ESMERELDA: What’s it look like? I’m going to shear you of those locks of yours. We’ll see how “radiant” he thinks you are when your hair is gone.
  57. RAPUNZEL: No! No, leave me alone. (SCREAMS) Aaaaaah.
  58. ESMERELDA: Oh, no you don’t.
  59. RAPUNZEL: (GAG BEING STUFFED IN MOUTH) Mmmf. Mnnn-mmmf. Mmmmmmm!
  60. SOUND : SNIPPING OF HAIR (DUCK UNDER).
  61. ESMERELDA: LAUGHS MANIACALLY – (FADE UNDER) Hahahahaha.
  62. RAPUNZEL: (SOBS AS HER HAIR IS CUT AWAY) No. Oh, no. Oh. Nooo.
  63. MUSIC: TRAGIC SCENE ENDER – LET IT FINISH.

 

Writer’s Notes

This, the final scene of the second act, is the reversal. Here, all hope is lost, and it appears our protagonists have been beaten. The witch appears triumphant (in a sad and rather ambiguous way), Prince Franz is blinded and captured, and Rapunzel is exiled from the tower.

In many modern stories it is quite common to introduce a redirection after an initial rising tension. In such a case we would turn the story on its head and reveal that Rapunzel (or some other character is the antagonist, and not the witch. Perhaps we would reveal that the statue-making has all been a plan to bring the tower to the notice of outsiders and goad the emotionally stunted witch into casting Rapunzel out. In this scenario Rapunzel would be painted as an arch manipulator who blinds the prince and leaves him for dead in order to turn the populace against the witch and secure her freedom. This would then force Franz and the witch to team up in order to gain their revenge.

As this is meant to be a faithful-ish adaptation of the familiar Rapunzel story rather than a complete retelling I chose to move towards a less complicated ending via a standard reversal.

As a result this scene functions as the reversal that ends the second act, provides Franz with a moment where his commitment to responsible action is tested, tests the witch’s commitment to caring for Rapunzel, and provides a moment of truth for Rapunzel where she must now commit to action either for her prince and against the witch or the reverse. In the aftermath of the reversal of her fortunes, Rapunzel commits herself to the recognition of her mother’s cruelty and evil.

Rapunzel’s goal in this scene is to protect the prince.

The obvious obstacle to this is the fact that she is tied up.

Disaster strikes when the witch impersonates Rapunzel in order to capture the prince and, in a jealous rage blinds him.

The witch gives Rapunzel a choice. Her dilemma is whether to submit to the witch or reject her.

Rapunzel’s choice is to reject the witch utterly and lose everything as a result.

 

SCENE 21:    INT. THE TOWER – MORNING
(THE WITCH, RAPUNZEL, FRANZ)

  1. SOUND: (WALLA) BIRD SONG – ESTABLISH AND UNDER.
  2. ESMERELDA: I hate waiting. Where is this prince of yours? The sun’s been up a whole three minutes and there’s no sign of him.
  3. RAPUNZEL: (THROUGH A GAG) Mmmmm. Mmm-mmmmf. Mmmmm.
  4. ESMERELDA: What? Oh, the gag.
  5. RAPUNZEL: (YELLING) Prince Franz, if you’re out there, don’t… Mmmmmf. Mmmm. Mmmmmm-mmmmf.
  6. ESMERELDA: Oh, no. We can’t have that now, can we? It would quite spoil all my fun. I have something special in mind for this Prince Franz of yours.
  7. RAPUNZEL: Mmmm-mmmf. Mmmmm. Mmmmmf.
  8. FRANZ: (AT A DISTANCE) Rapunzel? Rapunzel? Are you there? (MUTTERING) Of course she’s there, idiot. Where else would she be? (BEAT) Now, how did it go? Um… Rapunzel, Rapunzel… Throw down your hair to me.
  9. ESMERELDA: Oh, now really? This is almost too easy. I’ll just use what I cut off last night. (BEAT) (PRETENDING TO BE RAPUNZEL) Here you are… er… your Highness.
  10. SOUND: SOUND OF HAIR FALLING – LET IT FINISH.
  11. FRANZ: Rapunzel? Is that you? You sound… different…
  12. ESMERELDA: I’ve woken this morning with a bit of a sore throat (COUGHS UNCONVINCINGLY). I must have left the window open last night.
    Quickly, climb up my hair.
  13. FRANZ: Won’t it hurt you?
  14. ESMERELDA: No, of course not. Mother does it all the time.
  15. FRANZ: If you say so. (GRUNTS AS HE CLIMBS) Ugh, Ah, Urk, Argh (ETC.) (AFTER SUITABLE TIME) (PANTING FROM THE EXERTION) Yes, you were right. You didn’t so much as… Wait, you’re not Rapunzel!
  16. ESMERELDA: (ANGRY) No, I’m not! (BEAT) Petrify!
  17. SOUND: MAGICAL CHIMES – LET THEM FINISH.
  18. ESMERELDA: Well, there’s your prince. Ugly little brute isn’t he? And he looks quite comical, stuck there with one leg over your balcony. He’ll make a fine addition to your garden, don’t you think?
  19. RAPUNZEL:
  20. ESMERELDA: I’m just going to take a quick peek outside. Hold on a minute. (BEAT)
    Well, well. It appears our Royal visitor actually came alone… the idiot!
    That being the case… let me fix that gag.
  21. RAPUNZEL: Oh mother, how could you?
  22. ESMERELDA: I did it for us dear. Do you think they would have left us alone if you had been able to tell this “prince” about the cure…
  23. FRANZ: Mmmm-mmmm. Mmmmm.
  24. ESMERELDA: Oh, don’t worry I haven’t forgotten you, young Prince. And yes, there is a counter spell that would release your sister and all the other fools in my garden, and I even have potions that will do it… BUT, I keep those potions in my mountain fortress and you will never have the chance to find them. I hope you like immobility you impetuous dog.
  25. FRANZ: Mmmm-mmmm. Mmmmm.
  26. ESMERELDA: What? Did you think I wouldn’t find out? Did you think you could sneak up to this tower and… and have your way with my little girl? A prince as ugly as you probably doesn’t get much opportunity for romance, does he?
  27. RAPUNZEL: (THROUGH TEARS OF TERROR) Mother, no. It wasn’t like that.
  28. ESMERELDA: Be quiet, you disobedient whelp. You’ll have the chance to apologise in a minute. (BEAT)
    (TO FRANZ) Do you know what I’m going to do to you, “Prince” Franz? I’m going to reunite you with your sister.
  29. RAPUNZEL: (HOPEFUL) Really mother. Oh, I knew it, I knew you couldn’t be as bad…
  30. ESMERELDA: Shut up!
  31. RAPUNZEL: Yes mother.
  32. ESMERELDA: (TO FRANZ) Yes, I’m going to reunite you with your sister. You may join her shortly… as another of the statues in the garden. (CACKLING LAUGH) Hahahahahahahaha.
  33. RAPUNZEL: Mother, no. You can’t. I… I love him.
  34. ESMERELDA: What?!?!
  35. RAPUNZEL: I love him, mother. You mustn’t do this. Please…
  36. ESMERELDA: (TO FRANZ) What have you done? What have you done? You’ve turned my own daughter against me. You’ve twisted her into a monster, a creature that would stab a dagger into the heart of the only one who has cared for her in her entire life.
    Did you look upon my greatest treasure and decide you would steal it away?
    Yes, you did didn’t you? With those eyes, those haughty, arrogant, royal eyes?
  37. RAPUNZEL: Mother, what are you doing? Put down that knife…
  38. ESMERELDA: Well, those eyes will never look upon anything so fair again. Never.
  39. SOUND: A SINGLE SHARP STABBING NOISE – LET IT FINISH.
  40. FRANZ: (MUFFLED AGONISED SOUND) Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmf.
  41. SOUND: ANOTHER SHARP STABBING NOISE – LET IT FINISH.
  42. FRANZ: (MUFFLED AGONISED SOUND) Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmf.
  43. RAPUNZEL: (SCREAM OF ANGUISH) Nooo!
  44. ESMERELDA: (TO RAPUNZEL) See what you’ve done through your disobedience? Do you see? For all these years I have kept you safe. Now, look what you made me do. And it doesn’t end here. This “prince”, this ugly blind creature that you think you love, this animal that has seduced you with his tongue, his punishment doesn’t end here. And neither does yours.
  45. RAPUNZEL: Mother please?
  46. ESMERELDA: Children must learn to obey their parents, Rapunzel. And there is only one way you are going to learn. I’m going to cast you out.
  47. RAPUNZEL: But mother…
  48. ESMERELDA: The world outside this tower is a terrible place, a place I have tried to protect you from, a place of horrors, full of… of… people, and worse. You are going to learn just how terrible a place it is. They will probably arrest and torture you. It is better than you deserve. And all the while I will be torturing your “prince” in my mountain fortress. And then…, when he no longer amuses me… Then, I’ll kill him. And at last, if my anger is satisfied, then I’ll return… and give you a chance to repent of this foolishness.
  49. RAPUNZEL: (SOBBING) Mother! No!
  50. MUSIC: TRAGIC SCENE ENDER – LET IT FINISH.
  51. MUSIC: CLOSING THEME AND CREDITS – LET IT FINISH.

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