This gives the queen a great shock. She becomes envious, and from that moment on, her heart turns against Snow White, whom the queen grows to hate increasingly with time. Eventually, the angry queen orders a huntsman to take Snow White into the forest to be killed. As proof that Snow White is dead, the queen demands that he returns with her heart, which she will consume in order to become as beautiful as Snow White. The huntsman takes Snow White into the forest, but after raising his knife he finds himself unable to kill her. When Snow White finds out about her stepmother’s plan, she tearfully begs, “Spare me this mockery of justice! I will run away into the forest and never come home again!” The huntsman reluctantly agrees to spare Snow White and brings the queen the heart of a wild animal instead.