Cinderella Character Analysis

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Cinderella is one of the most widely known tales in fairy tale history. It has many versions and adaptions, some of which differ dramatically in plot, events, target audience, and much more. The Grimm brother’s version is meant to be suitable for children, it focuses on the main character Cinderella, and her struggles, and it is narrated through a third person’s point of view. The story follows Cinderella’s life, starting from the day her mother passes away, to the day she marries the prince and lives happily ever after. Before she gets her happy ending though, she goes through a lot of struggles which can be blamed on her step mother, and her two step sisters. Nevertheless, she manages to overcome the obstacles in her path due to the help…show more content…
He does not express a stance or an opinion, but rather stays neutral and narrates the events the way they are, from a bird’s eye view as one might say. If we were to change any story’s focalization, it would make a radical difference to the way the potential reader or the narattee perceives it. In light of the fact that Grimm Brothers’ Cinderella is in zero focalization, a possibility for change would be to make it internally focalized instead. Internal focalization is narration from a character’s point of view. The narrator would have limited knowledge, and the information transmitted to the potential reader or narratee would be filtered through the narrator’s own individual…show more content…
She would present Cinderella as the enemy, as a bad person whom deserves all the wrongdoings the step sisters and step mother do to her. She would be resentful and claim that Cinderella doesn’t deserve anything good. And that one of the step sisters should have married the prince. Focalization is a very important part of the story. Changing the type of focalization could make a colossal difference and greatly impact the plot, events, and even characters. The way they are perceived and taken to mean by the reader or the narratee is undoubtedly affected. It changes the way the potential reader identifies or sympathizes with the characters and the entire story in general. Furthermore, types of focalization are related to the choice of target audience. Zero focalization for example, is very common amongst children’s books and tales. This kind of narration is more attractive and consuming for younger people. While internal focalization is common in many young adult novels. Focalization increases narrative communication between the implied author and reader, it strengthens the bond of relatability and identification, and helps get the information across in the most elegant and sleek reader friendly
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