In the Grimm Brothers version of Cinderella the theme is what you push out into the world is what people get in return. That is the message believed to come from the Grimm Brothers because she was treated badly and at the end the evil stepsisters get there eyes pecked out the helper birds that helped make Cinderella dress and shoes. In the Little Golden Book version of Cinderella the beloved theme is ensure kindness and carry courage with oneself and the rest will follow. That is believed to the theme because when Cinderella was kind and had courage everything good in her life followed, like her gog to the ball and having a new and fair life with the prince. In the 2015 Disney Film of Cinderella the theme is believed to be, have kindness and have
Cinderella is a young girl who is forced into being a servant for her family. She longs for love and affection. She finds it when at the ball, but when she has to leave, she leaves in a hurry and one of the slippers that she is wearing gets left behind at the ball and the Prince finds and starts to look for her. Even though they were separated for short periods of time they still find each other in the end.The Prince takes her to his palace and they get married. This general plot stays the same for all versions of the story, but the differences between Disney’s Cinderella and Grimm’s Cinderella are striking, and they deserve through examination.
She cried to her mother’s grave and the birds gave her fine dresses, shoes, and lavish accessories to go to the ball for three days, where she meets the prince, falls in love, and later lives happily ever after. The Disney version is about a young girl who is raised by her stepmom because both of her parents died and is forced to be a maid and wait on her step- family’s hand and foot. She attended the ball, despite her wicked stepmother and her ugly daughters, and meets the prince, fell in love and had to leave because the clock struck midnight, which was the time all the magical things her fairy godmother gave her would turn
The stepmother has two daughters who are filled with jealousy and envy. Ever since becoming Cinderella’s stepmother, she has treated Cinderella differently than her two daughters. Cinderella was turned into a servant in her own house, and she could not do anything. When “the king of the castle invited his son to a fancy ball he said he could choose his bride”. However, when “Cinderella” wanted to go to the ball, she could not go because “she does have a suitable dress to go to the ball.” When her two mice friends named “Jacques and Gus”, made her a dress her stepsisters ripped it apart.
In all three versions, death is not viewed as definitive, or the end all be all. Instead, there is some element of living after death, and this can be clearly seen in the character of Cinderella 's mother. In the Grimm Brothers version, after being harassed by her stepmother Cinderella runs immediately to her mother 's grave which is beneath a hazel tree. She then cries out asking for a dress so that she can attend the ball when “the bird threw a gold and silver dress down to her, and slippers embroidered with silk and silver” (pg. 3 para 9) This bird is a reincarnation, or extension of her mothers spirit to help Cinderella even after death.
The play “A Doll House” by Henrik Ibsen and the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant these two authors send messages that material wealth is not as important as love. Both women are modestly seen as a damsel in distress. The definition of a damsel in distress is a young woman in trouble (with the implication that the woman needs to be rescued) as by a prince in a fairy tale. In a “Doll House” and “The Necklace” both woman are placed in a predicament that requires their husbands saving. In a “Doll House” Nora’s husband was not her prince and knight in shining amour, but for Mathilda she had her knight and shinning amour all along.
Many of the Disney princesses often represent ideal female qualities and characteristic behaviors. In Towbins article she also states, “Men are depicted as physically aggressive, non-expressive, and as heroic saviors, particularly of women. Women are portrayed as beautiful, dependent on men, and engaged in domestic responsibilities” (Towbin). For example, in Disney’s Snow White, Snow White tidies the cottage she lives in, she cooks for the seven dwarfs, and makes sure they wash up for dinner. In Cinderella, Cinderella is responsible for cleaning, cooking, and doing the laundry for her step mother and step sisters.
In the story, Cinderella by the Grimm Brothers, the protagonist, Cinderella, endures seemingly unbeatable obstacles on her path to love. The evil stepsisters exemplify a forbidding obstacle that the protagonist of the story must overcome. The constant toxicity and menial tasks that the sisters placed on Cinderella made the task of going to the ball difficult for her. The stepsisters in Cinderella are similar to the green gremlin monsters in the film Destino in that they hinder the progress of the protagonist. The female protagonist in Destino was dancing around when these gremlin monsters ripped away her dress leaving her with a new problem to face.
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.
On the third day she returned to the festival with the most dazzling dress and danced with the prince. When she wanted to return home she ran over tar that the prince put on the stair and her slipper stuck but she escaped. The prince swore to only marry the lady who fit the slipper. The eldest stepsister tried first but could not fit the shoe so she cut her