Analysis Of The Fairy Tales Of Snow White And Enchanted

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a fairytale as being marked by seemingly unreal beauty, perfection, luck,or happiness. It also states that these stories tend to involve fantastic forces and beings and improbable events that lead to happy endings. This has been proven to be true. From Cinderella to Princess in the Frog new and old fairy tales have been sweeping the nation, all of which containing beautiful princesses, handsome princesses, magic, and happily-ever-afters. However, as time progresses and the tales are retold alternative story lines have been derived. The tales of Snow White and Enchanted depict how overtime fairy tales have been modernized to fit present day entertainment preferences. In the original telling, the story line was very traditional with a short character list. In the revamped version the character list was expanded and even switched around. There are several factors that set the two stories apart. For instance, the evil stepmother. In Snow White, The Wicked Witch is so jealous of her stepdaughter's beauty that she orders her huntsman to kill her. On the other hand, in Enchanted this character is stepmother to a handsome prince and it is not beauty that she is concerned about. She wanted to ensure that the prince never got married and jeopardized her losing the riches his father had left her. The difference in their motives to get rid of Snow White and Giselle, the Snow White of Enchanted, demonstrates how societal values have changed over
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