Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Many children know the classic 1937 Disney movie, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, but the tale is much different from the Brothers Grimm version, “Snow White”. Before this tale was modified by Disney, it was much darker. This story, and many other stories were also much more grim before Disney changed them. In interpretations of Walt Disney’s “Snow White” and the Grimm brothers “Snow White”, there are definitive comparisons that can be made, the history behind the Grimm brothers contribute to the story as a whole, and children and society reacted in different ways to the tale. The Disney tale and the Grimm brothers tale differentiate in multiple different areas. Disney took the Brothers Grimm tale and revised it into a story that would be more appropriate to audiences of all ages. "While it may seem obvious that contextual change results in content modification, both the Grimms and the Disneys have been castigated for altering this tale in order to meet the needs of new expressive forms intended for new audiences."(Stone) Disney starts the same way that the Brothers Grimm tale did with “Once upon a time”, but this is where the slightest difference in details makes an appearance. Disney’s movie states that “Once upon a time there lived a lovely little princess named Snow White.” This shows that Snow White was a princess from the beginning. In the Brothers Grimm version, the story gets more in depth with the scenery and how there was snow falling from the sky, and instead

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