Emily Martin Mrs. Rogers W131 Period 1 20 November 2017 Comparative Analysis of Cinderella All people recognize the charming story of Cinderella, and at its core, it is a story that relates to the hearts of all societies worldwide. The magic that transforms an underprivileged girl into an affluent beauty captures the attention of a prince, but outside of the story, it also mesmerizes readers in their pursuit of their own happily-ever-afters. In “America’s ‘Cinderella’,” Jane Yolen expounds upon the “true nature” of Cinderella that is hidden from modern, American society but lives in the tales of other cultures. She criticizes the modern, mass-marketed version of Cinderella that is leading society to a false hope in America. Also, an art historian, Bonnie Cullen, writes about the Cinderella tale. In “The Rise of Perrault’s ‘Cinderella’,” Cullen investigates how Charles Perrault’s version of Cinderella grew to its fame and how the story was affected by the Victorian Era. Both authors see the Cinderella story in diverse colors; however despite all controversies, the enchanting tale of Cinderella continues to thrive in modern society. As an example, Ever After, directed by Andy Tennant, came to theaters and restored the obsession with Cinderella. In the movie, the Cinderella story is given a transformation: fresh colors, heroic protagonists, deceitful enemies, and glitzy clothing. However, the story maintains the Cinderella plot. Like most Cinderella stories, Danielle, the main character, is forced into servitude by the hands of an evil stepmother after the passing of Cinderella’s beloved father, but her life changes when she meets Prince Charming. While audiences can see that Ever After parallels Perrault’s version of Cinderella and contains the necessary ingredients for the traditional story, the main character, Danielle, exhibits new, contemporary attributes that alter the personality of a standard Cinderella figure, but ultimately, Danielle still falls victim to Victorian ideology.
Each person in the world has heard of Cinderella, no matter what kind of version it may be. Cinderella is the one fairy tale story that has been popular and will always be the one tale that has to be told to children. Words and story lines might be twist
Our culture is full of fairy tales. Girls are taught at a young age about Prince Charming and happy endings while boys are taught to be the girls’ heroes. They are taught these dreams and desires through fairytales and movies. These fairy tales started out as entertaining stories, but as
Cinderella Once upon a time in a land far away, a young girl named Cinderella lived with her Stepmother and two stepsisters. Although they were exceedingly cruel, Cinderella continued to be as benevolent as a human could be. One night Cinderella had come across a ball that her mother had forbidden her to attend. Her stepsisters tore and ripped her dress that she had made herself, so Cinderella couldn’t attend the ball. After Cinderella’s stepmother and sisters went off to the ball, a fairy godmother had appeared to grant Cinderella’s dreams to attend the ball. There she met a young fellow whom she danced with all night. Little had she known he was the prince who was throwing the ball. At the beginning of the night the fairy godmother had told
Comparative Analysis of Maid in Manhattan Society can learn a lot from Cinderella-like movies such as Maid in Manhattan. However, what society learns from these fairy tales is not always that Cinderella meets a prince and lives happily-ever-after. In the movie Maid in Manhattan, directed by Wayne Wang, a hotel maid meets a wealthy politician and lives a Cinderella-like tale after wearing a wealthy guest’s designer outfit. Most people focus on the obvious love story between the maid and the politician. Many overlook the psychological plight of Cinderella herself. In these tales Cinderella loses her mother and often her father too. This has a tremendous effect on the young girl’s self-worth. However, other complex relationships are also revealed, including the mother/daughter relationship. Similarly, the text “Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior,” by Elisabeth Panttaja, discusses the influences of Cinderella’s mother. These sources are worth exploring because they demonstrate how a woman’s self-worth is shaped by her relationship with her mother.
When Cinderella is saved by a beautiful ball gown and shoes, the reader is happy for her without realizing the absence in the situation. The story expects the reader to agree that a female’s value is derived from her appearance and that all worries can be washed away if one receives a makeover so grand that he or she is unrecognizable even to those they have lived with their whole life. Had Cinderella been in her normal clothes rather than the magnificent gown granted to her by her fairy godmother, she would not have been noticed, let alone fall in love with and marry the
Rhetorical Analysis: Cinderella Cinderella’s story is undoubtedly the most popular fairy tale all over the world. Her fairy tale is one of the best read and emotion filled story that we all enjoyed as young and adults. In Elizabeth Pantajja’s analysis, Cinderella’s story still continues to evoke emotions but not as a love story but a contradiction of what we some of us believe. Pantajja chose Cinderella’s story to enlighten the readers that being good and piety are not the reason for Cinderella’s envious fairy tale. The author’s criticism and forthright analysis through her use of pathos, ethos, and logos made the readers doubt Cinderella’s character and question the real reason behind her marrying the prince. Pantajja claims that
The Grimm Brothers version of Cinderella is a written down oral story that people passed down from generation to generation, meant to teach a lesson about piety and good behavior. Before the Grimm Brothers ever wrote it down, the story had been told several times by memory. It is thus not surprising that the descriptions of certain events in the story, such as the way Cinderella went to the Ball, are lacking in details. It is obvious that these parts of the story are unimportant to the overall message of the story. Instead, it focuses on the piety of Cinderella and the wickedness of the step-sisters. Through the events of the story, it becomes obvious that the goodness of Cinderella is justly rewarded, and that
Have you ever had a dark and gloomy day? Imagine having that feeling every single day. The Grimm’s Cinderella was written in 1812. 1812 was one of the harshest years for America. An event that formed it was the war against Great Britain and the United States. Not only was there a war, but there was also a series of disastrous harvests. Taxes got higher, and more than twenty people who were involved with a Luddite Act were hung. In 1812, there was also the only assassination of a prime minister, who was shot dead in the House of Commons. The Grimm Brothers have put the dark times of 1812 into their stories. Some of their stories contain violence, child abuse, and wicked mothers. They came up with these types of stories after their father died, and when they struggled out of school. That gave them enough time to research and put together a collection of folk tales. Now you can see why the Grimm’s Cinderella was dark and gloomy. Although the plot stayed the same, over the years, the story did get lighter. Disney’s Cinderella came out in 1950. In 1950, learning information was not by fear, but by engaging happiness. Disney’s Cinderella transforms the Grimm’s Cinderella into a happier atmosphere. While some similarities between Disney’s Cinderella and Grimm’s Cinderella are noticeable, the differences are pronounced, especially when referring to the slippers, her father, and the ball.
Hodges, Reply Post 2: Rosie, In the story “Girl” it appears to be a typical Cinderella story: clean the dishes, do the laundry, or mop the floors. I believe the mother in the story only wanted to create her daughter to be a well-rounded woman in proper housewife rolls, a common tradition in some cultures. A wife that does not know how to act properly, dress accordingly, cook, or care for the family are deemed to be a dishonor to their families in some cultures. Likewise, the story is bland and boring. I agree that the lack of chronological order created the uninteresting “theme” of the story. What is your opinion if the story had provided a first-person narrative? Do you presume the mother and characters would be more detailed?
Introduction Cinderella is a fairytale for children that displayed love, loss and miracles; however, when it is further analyzed, it has a deeper meaning. Cinderella is a story about a young girl who became a servant in her own home after her father remarried a malicious woman with two spoiled daughters. She was humiliated and abused yet she remained gentle and kind. She received help from her fairy godmother to go to the prince’s ball after her stepmother rejected her proposal. Cinderella and the Prince fell madly in love but she had to leave at twelve o’clock and forgot to tell him her name but she left her glass slipper behind. He sent his servants to find her and Cinderella was the only maiden in the kingdom to fit into the shoes. She
The story that most of us know as “Cinderella” actually has a lot of different versions. These different versions contain several elements that are similar, but yet even more elements that differ from one another. The three main difference between all the different versions of this story are the characters, how others treat the main character, and the setting in which these stories take place.
A Cinderella Story When examining adaptations of fairytales you must look at the original source. This can be a very difficult task because with fairytales we never really know where the original came from. I will base my paper on the theory that the original tale of Cinderella comes from the
People think they know the real story of Cinderella, well at least they think they do. I am going to tell you how this story really went down and what really happened cause Cinderella clearly did not give you the right story.
When Cinderella got me out of the trap it was the best day of my life. She was nice and I wish there was something I could do in return for her kindness. Oh I could help her get the stuff for her dress! I’m Gus Gus and this is