How many different versions of “Cinderella” do you think exist? There are over 700 variants of the “Cinderella” story, and they are all very unique. The French tale of “Cinderella” was written by Charles Perrault, and it is the most popular of the hundreds of variants. The less known tale called “Oochigeaskw - The Rough Faced Girl” was told through the generations of Native American people. “Oochigeaskw - The Rough Faced Girl” has similar elements from the classic “Cinderella” tale; There are rude stepsisters, an awful stepmother, magical shoes, and, of course, there’s a prince.
Nicholas Koontz Mrs. Pearce PNW Honors 12 Eng 2 November 2016 “Cinderella’ and the Loss of Father-Love” and “‘Cinderella:’ A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts” Comparative Critique The articles “‘Cinderella’ and the Loss of Father-Love” written by Jacqueline M. Schectman and “‘Cinderella:’ A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts” written by Bruno Bettelheim are about the effects of a father remarrying and the stepfamily inclusion of the children. Both articles state that the stepfamily is not the main villain in the story; they state that the real issue is in Cinderella’s mind because of her fear of losing her mother and now her father, whom she loves more than almost anything in the world. Bettelheim regards the stepfamily
It is nearly impossible for a tale to be passed down generations and still stay the same. The fairy tale “Cinderella” told by the Grimm brothers is almost 206 years old, and differences can be seen between the modern “Cinderella” story and the original. In “Cinderella,” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, a young girl named Cinderella is treated like a servant by her family. Luckily she is gifted with beautiful clothing, enabling her to attend a festival, meeting her one true love. Cinderella gets married to the prince, and the step-sisters are punished by getting pecked in the eyes by birds.
Lastly, we also have to consider the fact that times have drastically changed since the original story of Cinderella was first published. However, Ellen Jackson’s modern take on the story of Cinder Edna gives a new idea to children that they don’t have to rely on others to be happy, and they are the only ones who are in control of their
And she gave the stepmother and her daughters so many incredible outfits to emphasis the fact that they were spending all the money left by Cinderella’s father on their own clothes. The stepsisters’ outfits were deliberately designed with the cheapest fabrics to look over the top and tasteless. As well as making the sisters look silly this also helped keep the focus on the stepmother. Of all the characters in the live-action Cinderella costume designer Sandy Powell says the Prince is the one who looks most like his character in Disney’s animated Cinderella movie. In this new film the Prince’s costumes often feature shades of blue to accentuate actor Richard Madden’s blue eyes.
In each story she is beaten down only to rise up through the ashes from the fire her “family” ignited. Cinderella, the Grimm Brother’s version, “Cinderella”, and the “Little Golden Book Cinderella”, have vast similarities, but in each one of the story there is something that stands out. The theme, archetypes, and the deaths in all of the Cinderella stories play enormous parts in what makes these stories similar, and what makes them unique. The theme in each story plays a significant part in what makes each story unique varying from vengeance, to hard work and respect. “Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words.
Contrast of a Classic Tale There are over 500 versions of the story “Cinderella” in the world. Each of these versions have their own characteristics and are slightly different from other stories. Many people are familiar with “Cinderella” because of the Disney film, but it was first written as a story before it was made into a movie. “The Little Glass Slipper” by Charles Perrault was changed by Disney to appeal to children. “The Little Glass Slipper” and “Aschenputtel” by the Brothers Grimm are two very common Cinderella stories.
People of all ages throughout the years are very familiar with the concept of Disney movies. Some notable classics of Disney are “Beauty and the Beast” which was released in 1991 and “The Little Mermaid” which was released in 1989. Among the children, the Disney princesses left a good impression on them like Cinderella from “Cinderella”, Pocahontas from “Pocahontas”, and Mulan from “Mulan”. However, many believe that Disney movies serve as a good influence to young audiences but people should know that Disney also has its flaws. Disney have showed negative portrayals of Disney princesses in their films especially when it comes to their usual unattainable beauty ideal and portraying their princesses as inferior to men.
The bird in this case also represents the godmother in the German version. Cinderella told the bird to give her a gold and silver dress and slippers embroidered with silk and silver. In the French version the godmother turned a pumpkin into a carriage, rats into horses, and lizards as service men. The fairy godmother also gave her a beautiful dress with glass slippers. In the both versions they say when Cinderella walk in it took their breath away, I guess she 's that beautiful.
These concepts are depicted within the classic Disney princess film Cinderella directed by Clyde Geronimi. This film has ‘taught’ and/or shown little girls to stop everything they are currently doing and to become dependent on a man to save the day. Cinderella can be seen as the ultimate example of a “damsel-in-distress” because she gets saved from being “abused, humiliated and a servant in her own house to her stepmother and stepsisters” (Cinderella). However, the film does not fail to mention how despite this Cinderella still remains “gentle” and “kind.” The usage of ‘gentle’ and ‘kind’ rather than ‘understanding’ pinpoints the societal gender norms in action— according to these, a woman should be compliant and quiet. Professor Jane Ward