Compare and Contrast

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Kellsey Fenley

10-28-09

Holly Jenkins.

English 4- 101

Poison Apples and Glass Slippers

Over time, Walt Disney films have captured the hearts of millions of people. In particular, women, ranging from toddlers to grandmothers, love and admire the captivating tales of the Disney Princesses. Cinderella and Snow White are two magnificent tales of princesses and the trials and tribulations each young lady is put through. Though these stories differ in some ways, such as conflict and plot, one can see that both stories show how important friendship is to overcoming obstacles and finding true love.

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” In the enchanting tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, vanity is the true
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After her father’s untimely death, the true nature of her step family is revealed. Cinderella’s stepmother and spiteful stepsisters abuse and mistreat Cinderella. These are only some of the trials that Cinderella has to face. Like Snow White, the villain in this story is also the step mother of the main character, Cinderella. In this story, vanity and jealousy are also the cause the conflict. The reason Cinderella is forced to wait on her stepfamily like a maid is because they are all envious of her beauty.

Cinderella, like Snow White, has many friends that are crucial to her life. As Cinderella blossoms into a beautiful young woman who is kind despite her hardships, she befriends the animals that live in around her house. Cinderella’s animal friends include: Bruno the bloodhound, Major the horse, and many of the mice and birds who live around the chateau. Cinderella finds a mouse inside a trap, releases him, and names him Octavius, "Gus" for short. She is also friends with a mouse named Jacques, "Jaq" for short, who is the leader of a mouse-pack. One day, after receiving an invite to the royal ball, Cinderella asks her stepmother if she may attend the ball. Her stepmother tells her that she may attend the ball only if she finishes her house work and can find a suitable dress to wear. Gus Jaq and all of Cinderella’s other animal friends help her to complete her chores

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