"Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!" said the Fairy Godmother, waving her wand again. Cinderella was now wearing a beautiful gown and sparkling glass slippers. But all of this came with a warning: When the clock struck midnight, the magic spell would wear off! At the ball, Prince Charming couldn't take his eyes off Cinderella.
The scene in which Cinderella meets her fairy godmother shows perfectly the color symbolism discussed above. To help Cinderella to go to the ball where she will finally meet her prince, ”[t]he godmother turns brown, low-status, mice into white human beings and animals: white horses, white coachman, and white doorman. Moreover, she transforms a pumpkin into a white coach” (Hurley 225). Cinderella wears a white dress, which perfectly matches her blonde hair and blue eyes. Furthermore, the stepmother’s mean black cat is called “Lucifer”: an obvious religious reference that underlines the connection between bad and black.
In “Princess Paradox”, Poniewozik distinguishes that there is a different kind of “Cinderella” in today’s world compared to pre 21st century Cinderella. Poniewozik points out that the new characteristics of today’s Cinderella are being: self-determined, independent, not wanting a Prince Charming, and at the same time to be the one that saves Prince Charming. These characteristics are much more different compared to pre 21st century where Cinderella finds true love with a Prince Charming, and is completely dependent on him. The reason why Poniewozik thinks that this new trend of Cinderella isn’t bad for young girls is because those little girls who fantasize about being a princess one day see these new traits and try to imitate them. They see that these new princesses aren’t dependent on anyone, and have also learned lessons of feminism.
For example, Cinderella was made a Princess, Tiana (from Princess and the Frog) was also made a Princess. It took Ariel three days to prove to her father that the Prince loved her, while it took two days for Tiana to fall in love with the Prince. Regardless of the fact that Tiana’s dreams were completely different from what the other princesses dreamed of, the idea behind it and the ending of the story is still quite similar. In a way, the ideology of modern fairytales, being to portray the modernization of society and gender equality, has not quite updated from the old ideology of being a passive woman and being saved by a Prince to live happily rich and loved. Similarly, Anderson’s The Little Mermaid ended with the miserable death of the Princess mermaid after her failure to find love and marry the
The original work is Schneewittchen written by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. The story is as follows. A nasty queen gets envious of her stepdaughter, Snow White, because the princess is so beautiful. Although the queen orders her subordinate to kill Snow White, her attempt meets with failure. Snow White starts to live with the seven dwarfs in order to take refuge from the queen and they live happily.
5. According to Panttaja, there is no evidence to suggest that the prince loved Cinderella or that she loved him. In the story, Cinderella is described as deformed, and with the magic of Cinderella 's mother, the clothes that Cinderella attends the ball in are magical and therefore cause the prince to see a beautiful woman. The personal qualities of Cinderella are most important and those are her looks, because before her mother 's magic, she was seen as deformed and not beautiful; so without the mother 's help, the prince would not have been interested in Cinderella. 6.
“The Little Glass Slipper” and “Aschenputtel” by the Brothers Grimm are two very common Cinderella stories. Every version of Cinderella mostly focuses on the same main points and ideas but has different details. “Aschenputtel” and “The Little Glass Slipper” are very similar stories, but they contrast in characteristics and details.
But Poppy and Ellen actually can both be compared to Cinderella. Poppy may not be the Cinderella figure but she is the one who does right in her way and judgment , and perhaps her definition of ‘good’ is different but her actions did ultimately bring good and saved other people. Ellen, the Cinderella of the story, is actually disliked by the readers. Just like when the fairy godmother in Cinderella dresses her beautifully for the ball to meet the prince, Corley dresses Ellen out of her maid outfit and makes her feel like the lady she was before. Part of the change was a pair of glass shoes she made her wear, and that hurt Ellen from the start.
I know that most of you know the story of my step-sister, Ella. Not Cinderella. Cinderella is the nickname that my sister and I gave to her. Now that I think about it, Cinderella sounds pretty, unless you know what the name really meant. In the stories, no matter what variation you read, there’s the snobby sister, a cruel stepmother, and the poor, helpless, girl who gets to marry the prince of her dreams.
The traditional story discreetly reveals Cinderella developing from her step families slave to a valued women worthy of a prince. In the Grimm Brothers story it states,” Then the bird threw down a much more beautiful dress than on the preceding day. And when Cinderella appeared at the wedding in this dress, everyone was astonished at her beauty.” This quote presents a event where Cinderella changes from her serving clothes into one of the most breathtaking pieces of clothing ever seen. Representing her growth in value and her want to be noticed and approached by the prince. In the poem however, there is a much stronger distinction that the literature pattern is rags to riches because of the beginning stating so many other stories with this pattern.