Even though you will see recurring patterns, the story is told differently at heart. These two stories are based off the same fairy tale, but the meaning is very different. The stories have different cultural universals, and amazing life lessons. Each act they make has a reason behind it, even though their acts could be for the worst, they have a reason behind
At the end of the Brothers Grimm 's fairy tale, Cinderella 's step-sisters were "punished with blindness for as long as they lived ", but nowhere does in this original fairy tale the author talk about how Cinderella felt about this. Was she overjoyed by the fact that her step-sisters were punished for their "wickedness and falsehood"? Or was she upset because she didn 't feel that joy? Is ending the story with wicked justice better than ending it with unrealistic expectations of
In “What's Wrong with Cinderella?”, Peggy Orenstein retaliates against the princess culture that bombards her daughter's life. Princesses, it seems, dominate the market for toys to young girls due to their inexplicable appeal to being pretty, pink and - as most girls see - perfect. As a feminist mother, Orenstein feels the need to rebel against this not-so-sudden craze that attracts her daughter's attention. The author assumes that the subliminal messages presented to her daughter's developing mind aren't beneficial to her future expectations in life. Because of this, she critiques the faults of princesshood in order to demonstrate the possible detrimental impacts that the princess culture may have on a young girl.
In short, the Cinderella story has endured the test of time because it ultimately brings hope to people who feel that good actions yield a happy life and evil people receive justice. Even though Cinderella is coated in a mystical and fairytale plot, it still offers sage advice for those going through difficult times in their lives. For example, Cinderella never focuses on the circumstance. She acknowledges her position of servant status is out of her control. Instead of dwelling on her misfortunes, she seeks happiness by her mother’s magical graveside and through her bird friends.
She also represents a common stereotype and belief among todays society that women marry for money, also, women are conceitted. Cinderella also represents common stereotypes amongst women. Cinderella is blonde and naive, supporting the "dumb blonde" phrase, as she does nothing to change her life and just feels sorry for herself. She also represents that women are weak
It cannot be denied that the Prince fell in love with Cinderella merely on catching the first glimpses of her beauty. Even the fairy godmother finds it essential to magically transform her ragged clothes into an astonishing dress. “Even the King/ old though he was, could not stop looking at her, and said quietly to the Queen that it was a long time since he had seen so beautiful and charming a girl.” Even the King is charmed by her beauty and would be willing to accept her without even knowing her true colors. All these events highlight the important of beauty over
In the Cinderella film and the Little Golden Book rendition, Cinderella is tormented by the joint efforts of her stepmother and her stepsisters. They all had “fair faces, but evil and dark hearts” (Grimm 3). While there is a de facto leader of this trio—the stepmother—the group still performs acts in conjunction with each other. They keep their own interests, excluding those of Cinderella, in mind. In the film specifically, it is revealed to the audience why Cinderella’s stepfamily does not like her: they “had known grief, but…[they] wore it wonderfully well”.
The story of prince charming saving his damsel in distress is always the basis of every fairy tale, but one cannot forget about the evil stepmother and the damsel’s angelic fairy godmother. All of these characters represent the generic fairy tale that everyone knows and loves. The damsel and the prince long to be together, but the evil stepmother does not allow them to do so. In response to this, the fairy godmother helps the damsel escape her stepmother, and once she does, the prince and the damsel live happily ever after. But, In Henry James’s novel Washington Square, this is not the case.
This was definitely not expected in the upper class households during that time seeing as how that is every woman’s dream lifestyle. A fancy house, kids growing up in a well nurtured, sheltered home and a successful husband. A critic known as Amalie Skram, a journalist who wrote in the 1800’s described A Doll’s House as a “warning.” Amalie described this play as a warning because although Nora had the courage and strength to leave her home, it was not a wise decision at the time. Skram also believed that Nora leaving was a bad influence to society because it will teach women to be “irresponsible” and “will forget all her duties.”
If in theory the princess signaled her lover to the door with the lady behind, she would be able to rescue her lover but have to see him happily marry the damsel she hates forever. Anyone who would be put in this situation as the princess would be jealous and covetous of the damsel. Not only would the princess envy the damsel, but also it would be an extraordinary strong feeling of hate because she is semi barbaric, once again. It would be hard to imagine the princess being able to suppress her jealousy for her generous intention of saving the man whom she
There are many stories or versions of Cinderella, but I will only be talking about 4 of over 900 versions there are. These four stories are similar but also have their differences, which is what I will be point out throughout this essay. I will be talking specifically about the stories called “Aschenputtel”, “ Yeh-Shen”, “The Algonquin Cinderella”, and one poem called “Interview”. They are very interesting stories and I encourage you to read them.