For instance, the author says that Cinderella still looks really beautiful even if she wears ragged, sooty clothing in the beginning of the story. Although, she was mainly perceived as a helpless person because her fairy godmother was surprised that she couldn’t figure out anything for herself. On the other hand, the author describes Cinder Edna as an unattractive person in her looks, yet she has a strong, spunky personality and a sense of humor which makes her more admirable. Therefore, I believe the author contradicts their appearances and personalities to show that having a bright outlook and a strong, positive mindset is more valuable than having wealth and a beautiful appearance. Lastly, we also have to consider the fact that times have drastically changed since the original story of Cinderella was first published.
In the story "Cinderella", Cinderella is a young girl who is abused and treated as a servant by her evil step-mother. This story can be analyzed from a feminist perspective. The story portrays the women using common negative stereotypes. For example, Cinderella's evil stepmother is widowed, old, ugly, and mean. She represents the stereotypes that women are cruel and jealous.
“The Cinderella Games” are about a blended family with two children, 12y.o. Peter and 8y.o. Darcy. During their parent's date night, the babysitter is called to the hospital for a family emergency, Peter and
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.
“Beauty and the Beast” is an original fairy tale and over time have incorporated social, religious and cultural themes. An analysis of the Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast” exemplifies the stereotypes of the more subtle forms of social manipulation that fairytales undergo to employ. The question of whether these stories are made for entertainment or send a much larger picture, depicting to children their gender roles within a society. In this paper gender roles will be represented showing the typical female and male character within a society. Historian Sylvia D. Hoffert defines a gender ideal as “the cluster of characteristics, behavior patterns, and values that members of a group think a man or a woman should have, a set of cultural expectations.” It refers to what society think is appropriate for men and woman.
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.
It showed that gender should not be an obstacle when it comes to reaching your dreams. Your gender or race can not stop you from accomplish your goals, and with determination anything is possible. This movie gave an overall accurate depiction of society and how it socialized to us to accept norms that we may not agree with but are socially acceptable to other around us. By having a female character who overcomes difficulties, it teaches young children to challenge the norms of society and question the labels other place on them or others. I enjoyed watching this movie and would recommend parents show this movie to their children, so that they may feel empowered and
The Disney version of the story of Cinderella is loosely based off of the original short story written by the Grimm brothers. It follows the basic plot of the original story. The differences between the two lie mainly in the details of the story. The Disney version is milder, leaving out the more gruesome details form the book. The story is simplified to make it enjoyable for the children who watch it.
This is another example, in my opinion, of how the artist places the setting in a more modern day scene. This aids in the audience empathising and understanding the story and it’s characters more. Cinderella is also seen wearing four costume dresses in the book; one pink, one blue, one white and gold along with her white wedding dress. Her pastel pink dress makes the cover yet her blue dress doesn’t. I think this was used as a way of differing the book with Disney’s version and setting it apart.
The purpose of Cinderella is to give hope or suggest possibilities of a better life. This can be seen through symbols in illustrations by the use of different colors, a variety of animals, and other miscellaneous images integrated within the