Cinderella And Cinderell A Comparison Of Cinderella

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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. 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.…show more content…
In “Aschenputtel,” there is tree by Cinderella’s mother’s grave that Cinderella goes to for help. A little white bird always comes and throws down upon Cinderella whatever she wished for. In “The Little Glass Slipper” however, there is no tree or bird. Instead, Cinderella has a fairy godmother who helps Cinderella get ready for her ball. She gives Cinderella a dress and shoes. The fairy godmother also transforms a pumpkin into a coach, mice into horses, a rat into a coachman, and lizards into footmen. In “Aschenputtel,” the bird only gives Cinderella a dress and shoes. She does not get a coach and footmen. “The Little Glass Slipper” had more magic in the story and provided Cinderella with resources to get to the
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