Little Snow White, Cinderella, And Rapunzel

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There are many classic fairy tales that have been passed down from generation to generation for many years. Today, most young children know the familiar tales of “Little Snow White”, “Cinderella”, and “Rapunzel.” Although Walt Disney’s versions differ from the Grimm Brothers versions, the themes of these stories all remain the same. In “Little Snow White”, “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel” there is a theme of naivety among the three princesses. Snow-White, Cinderella and Rapunzel all have sweet and innocent personalities that cause them problems for them in their stories. In the short stories, “Little Snow White”, “Cinderella”, and “Rapunzel” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, all three main characters suffer from their passive attitudes and their naivety and lack of intelligence which causes them conflict in all of their stories. Snow-White is the daughter of a king and queen, and when her mother was pregnant with her, she pricks her finger and sees three drops of blood. While she is looking at the drops she says, "would that my little daughter may be as white as that snow, as red as the blood, and as black as the ebony window-frame” (Grimm’s “Little Snow White”). In the first paragraph of the story the reader can already assume that Snow-White will only be known for her looks. Her mother only wishes for her daughter to be beautiful. She does not ask for her to be smart, she only wishes for her to be a pretty face. This instance hinders Snow-White later on in the story when she does

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