“Always be a good girl, and I will look down from heaven and watch over you.” (Page 1) The Disney Cinderella was released on February 15th, 1950 but the tale told by The Grimm Brothers is a different twist on the Disney classic movie; instead of a fairy godmother and sweet, little mice running around, The Grimm Brothers wrote about a tree growing on Cinderellas mothers’ grave and with the help of tiny birds, every wish Cinderella makes comes true. The violent version of Cinderella by the Grimm Brother explains the struggle she faced trying to get away from her stepsisters but also keeping her humble and kind side looking for true love. As Cinderellas’ mother is bed sicken and preparing for death, the last words to her daughter were “Always be a good girl, and I will
Disney’s Cinderella is the quintessential princess fairytale. It has a beautiful girl in distress, an evil stepmother, talking animals, and an abundance of singing. Cinderella herself is a figure deeply embedded into popular culture, and most will cite Disney as the parent of the story’s popularity. The story centers around the timelessly beautiful Cinderella; a young woman who has lost her father, and thus is required to live with her evil stepmother and stepsisters who treat her as the help. Despite her step-relatives’ abuse, Cinderella remains kind and gentle, and befriends the estate’s many animals.
Not old are they appropriate, these movies give young children but they’re not violent or sexual. This is why Walt Disney made so much money from parents because they know behind their back that their children. In Cinderella, Disney took out two stepsisters cutting their heel and toe off and the pigeons pecking their eyes. Also, Cinderella has a magical bird that gives her what she needs, bit a fairy god mother. It's crazy to see how much a story can change so much and every parent will show their
She uses her magic to get Cinderella a new beautiful gown, glass slippers, and transportation to the ball. Just before Cinderella leaves the fairy godmother warns her to return home by twelve o’clock before all of Cinderella’s new stuff will turn back to their original form. She hurries to the gala and meets the prince. They dance all night and fall in love with each other, but then she realized its midnight and she runs home losing a glass slipper on the way. The prince chases her to a point and finds her slipper.
In Ella Enchanted, the main character, Ella, has been given a curse by her godmother, Lucinda. The curse makes it so Cinderella has to do everything she is told. Cinderella’s stepsisters use the curse against her and make her do things that she would not do because of her good nature. In Ella Enchanted, the glass slippers are used in a different scene than most Cinderella myths. The slippers are stolen by Ella because her sisters
Atwood began the story as the female lead being beautiful, but changed her to being average looking, and changes the stereotypical evil stepmother to an evil stepfather. On the contrary, Perrault follows the basic generic conventions of fairy tales by having the prince marry the beautiful princess and writes the main antagonists as two older women. Perrault uses his story to frame the prince as the hero who saves the sleeping princess and her kingdom, and later saves his family from his evil cannibalistic mother. Perrault’s story has more of a magical aspect than Atwood’s since he includes fairies and curses in his story. Perrault’s story offers an escape from the trials and
Lucinda the fairy blesses the new born with a curse, despite her naming it a gift. The fairy godmother places upon Ella the gift of obedience. From that day on, any order or request given to Ella will be taken care of promptly with no objection. Ella’s Hero’s Journey guides her through many tests and trials in order to reach freedom of the horrible curse.
In the Brother’s Grimm version, Aschenputtel is not a sad, depressed maid that hates life. Instead, she “...sorts everything out herself, and considering that her pragmatism involves a magic tree [and] some enchanted birds... its seems that she isn’t actually an emotionally neglected kitchen maid, but a talented witch” (5). That’s right, a magic tree and birds. Rather than having a fairy godmother that sings to turn a pumpkin into a carriage, when her father goes on a business trip, Aschenputtel “asks for a simple twig” (5). “She then plants [the twig] on her mother’s grave and waters it with her tears” (5).
In each story of cinderella you ever read there will always be an evil mother, in the three stories given, each one has an evil mother which is the step mother, she is the one who gives Ella orders and does not care a bit for her. In the movie version butterflies are constantly shown as a sign of independence and purity, while the sign in the Grimm Brother’s version was the doves which meant innocence. Then there is the fairy godmother, she plays the good mother in all Cinderella stories, she gives Ella a boost of confidence when she had reached her lowest low and makes her feel like kindness and hard work can achieve
Why she absolutely has to fall in love with you. Before we really get started, I want to dig into the power and key of this ability; this ability to create her Cinderella story. If you remember the movie, whether you 've seen the Disney cartoon or any of the live action versions, Cinderella is the star of the story. In all of the versions of Cinderella, it 's always a famous actress, or the girl becomes famous for being in the movie, but can you name a single actor who has ever played Prince Charming? He is a small character, and that 's why this story is so powerful, because she does most of the work.