Each version of Cinderella relies on the supernatural events that Cinderella endure for her to prepare for the ball. In Perrault’s version, the fairy godmother is the supernatural helper that aids her in preparing for the Prince’s ball. The fairy godmother reshaped objects and animals into different forms so they would be able to fulfill functions the fairy godmother required of them. Grimm’s version of Cinderella uses a magical bird to give her the things she needed. Cinderella does not directly ask for the things specifically, but she knows exactly how to ask for them in order to receive what she needed for the three day ball. Walt Disney’s version is similar to Perrault 's version. It also incorporates a fairy godmother, but in more detail. She turned pumpkins into carriages, pet mice into horses,a dog into a man, and the barn horse into a coachman. If the fairy godmother or magical bird did not help Cinderella, she would have not been able to attend the ball and readers might not have recognized any of these stories as being versions of Cinderella. The treatment of Cinderella is a specific plot device that each version of Cinderella relies on to make it believable to readers that it is a Cinderella story. In Perrault 's Cinderella story version she was made to do all the dirtiest jobs of the house such as emptying chamber pots, washing clothes, all the cooking and cleaning, and all the things of a poor maid. In Grimm’s version, after Cinderella’s mother died, her
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For decades, the famous fairy tale that we have all grown so fond of over the decades years has touched many young adolescent girls in many ways. Perhaps; the story of (Cinderella) has had such an impact in ways, which, which a young girl gains a stereotypical idea of these fantasies. The desire for a life lived “happilyy ever after” that is repetitively pounded into recent generations of young girls via corporations such as Disney has created a scripted lifestyle, or personality traits for young girls. Following the analysis of Ever After, Cinderella, and What’s wrong with Cinderella by Peggy Orenstein we can: conclude that the generalization and persistent theme of princesses over time; can alter the unique individual development of personality in adolescents, as well as propose a major profit opportunities for large corporations simply by continuously portraying and merchandising the fairy tale concept to young girls around the world.
Both fairy tales utilize Cinderella to portray what it means to be a good women. As the “The Little Glass Slipper” continues, Perrault continues to develop his idea of what Cinderella should portray. It is easy to see that Cinderella is kind, patient, and respectful. She is, however, haunted by what makes us all human: self-worth, self-esteem, and greed. When Cinderella’s step-sisters ask her if she would like to go to the ball, Cinderella replies “...it is not for such as I am to go to a place.” Class hierarchy greatly divided civilizations in the 17th century; everyone was taught to “know their place.” This kind of segregation can have long-lasting effects on children’s self-worth and self-esteem. If Cinderella were to belong to high nobility, Perrault, in contradiction to himself, summons an image of a woman who is not satisfied with her new found possessions. Her fairy godmother produces a gold coach and six horses. Eyeing the absence of a coachmen, Cinderella is quick to grab a rat. She not only gets the coachman but six footmen as well. Cinderella then notices her “nasty rags” and asks her godmother if she must wear such atrocities. Cinderella should have been grateful for the help; instead she asked for more. Perrault’s “Donkeyskin” similarly emphasises the same qualities. This is evident in
The Disney version of the story, Cinderella, illustrates a different moral than that of the original story. This story believes an ideal child should do what they are told and follow directions and in the end they will reap the rewards. In this story, Cinderella’s mother dies and her father remarries to a woman who has two daughters. While the daughters are pampered, Cinderella must work to keep the house from falling into disrepair. She befriends the animals and they help her to get ready to go to the ball by finishing her chores and making her a dress. When the evil stepsisters discover the dress they become furious because the mice used trimming from their clothing when making the dress. In revenge, the stepsisters rip the dress, leaving Cinderella out of options and out of hope. Just as Cinderella is about to give up, her fairy godmother appears and with a wave of magic creates a dress and turns a pumpkin and the mice into a horse and carriage. The only problem is that everything will turn back to what it was beforehand at midnight. Cinderella and the Prince fall in love at the ball but she must quickly leave because the
Throughout the years there have been many versions of the classic tale, “Cinderella.” From European style all the way to Disney. However, they are all based on the same ancient story. Step mother, step sisters, Cinderella marries the love of her life, you get the idea. Yet, each individual story has its own unique touch to make it stand out just a little bit more than the previous story. The two Cinderella stories that I’m going to be comparing are two Disney films. The first one I am going to discuss was released in early spring of 1950, called “Cinderella”. The second story is a remake called, “Another Cinderella Story” released in 2008. Both films based on the same story line, yet completely different.
A lot of the fairy tale stories that we have seen as young adults and even as adults are original folk tale stories that have been modified and rewritten to accommodate our new cultures. Cinderella happens to be one of these stories that have been changed over the years. There are many different versions of Cinderella, an African Cinderella, a Hungarian Cinderella and even a Chinese version. All of the Cinderella’s are similar in plot, but the author dictates the story’s theme based on the people whom he is writing for which completely changes the story’s tone, mood and other elements. While Perrault's version stresses the values and materialistic worries of his middle-class audience, Grimm’s' focus is on the harsh realities of life
There are many different versions of the classic story, Cinderella. Grimm’s version was just as wonderful, but had more twisted moments than Disney’s story. Both stories are about a girl who overcomes the cruelty of her evil stepmother and stepsisters and ends up living happily ever after. Although, there are many differences, there are three that stand out. The three main differences are, the father died in disney's version but did not die in Gimms version, there was no fairy godmother in Grimm's version but there was in Disney's, and in the original version the stepsisters cut their heels and toes off so it would fit in the slipper but in the Disney version they did not.
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.
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
In "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, the story depicts an imaginative fairytale through the hardships of a mistreated daughter and the magic of a fairy; in essence, Cinderella demonstrates that focusing on materialism is more important and more effective other than working up the path to majesty. Cinderella is a character who is often mistreated by her stepmother and god sisters. Bearing unsuitable personalities, they treat her harshly, leaving all of the chores to her. However, she admits that her tattered clothes are not worthy of a formal event, and continues to be belittled by her stepsisters. Portrayed with low self-esteem and insecurity, she does not respond harshly to their cruel insults. As a result, the main character relies on
The three versions of Cinderella that I am going to compare, and contrast is the Perrault, Grimm, and Lee’s. All the stories are similar, but they also have many differences as well. Many of the Cinderella stories were written in different time periods and all the stories fall back to the original version of Cinderella, where Cinderella has an evil stepmother, marries a wealthy man, and has two stepsisters.
Walt Disney’s Cinderella is adapted from the original fairy tale written in 1697 by Charles Perrault. There are some key differences between Walt Disney’s Cinderella and Charles Perrault’s Cinderella. In Charles Perrault’s tale, Cinderella’s father is not dead, but the father is controlled by the stepmother. Cinderella’s younger stepsister is much more polite than the older stepsister, who calls Cinderella Cinderwench. The king in Perrault’s tale hosts a two day Ball, which Cinderella attends with the help of the fairy godmother. During Cinderella’s preparation for the first night of the Ball, Cinderella helps the fairy godmother find a coachman when the fairy godmother could not find one. Cinderella’s glass slipper comes off on the second
Disney makes over $3 billion on their Disney Princess products every year and now have over 25,000 items in their princess collection (Orenstein 2). Disney has played a big role in shaping not only societal viewpoints on what young girls should like, but also what little girls believe they should enjoy as well. Gender stereotypes have been around for a long time, but now with technology advancements, such as media in western society is able to play a bigger than ever role in influencing people’s perspectives. Not only do we see gender roles and stereotypes in television shows, but also in advertisements and in children’s toys. Although many readers of Peggy Orenstein’s “What’s wrong with Cinderella” have argued that the princess culture is corrupting today’s young girls and making them more dependent on men, a closer examination shows that many girls grow out of the princess phase with no negative repercussions and choose whatever passions they want.
However, this is not the case in Perrault’s version of Cinderella. In Perrault’s version there are no doves sent by Cinderella’s late mother, but rather Cinderella has a fairy godmother who uses her magic to help Cinderella attend the ball. The fairy godmother turns a pumpkin into a coach, mice into horses, a rat into a coachman, lizards into footmen, and her old rags into a dress of gold and silver and warns Cinderella that the spell will break at midnight and everything will turn back as it once was. Similarly, when Cinderella enters the ball she meets the prince and they dance while her stepmother and sister do not recognize her. However, in Perrault’s version
In the original Disney version and the Brandy Disney version of Cinderella there are many things that are the same and that are different. In this essay I am going to compare and contrast the two versions of the Cinderella story. In this paragraph I am going to compare the differences between the two versions. In the original Disney version Cinderella was caucasian , in the Brandy Disney version Cinderella was African American .
There are certain similarities in two variants of the story. Main characters are the same and basic plot is repeated in two versions with slight differences. Cinderella is a classical story, which exists, in many different cultures and countries. It reflects the story of poor girls who suffers different privations but finds the way out from different situations and becomes happy. The story about Cinderella is a story of hope and many people are fond of this story. It does not lose its popularity with the flow of time and light changes in the plot and depiction of the characters only reflect cultural and historical differences. The story of Cinderella passes