It is nearly impossible for a tale to be passed down generations and still stay the same. The fairy tale “Cinderella” told by the Grimm brothers is almost 206 years old, and differences can be seen between the modern “Cinderella” story and the original. In “Cinderella,” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, a young girl named Cinderella is treated like a servant by her family. Luckily she is gifted with beautiful clothing, enabling her to attend a festival, meeting her one true love. Cinderella gets married to the prince, and the step-sisters are punished by getting pecked in the eyes by birds.
The characters in the movie are also much more developed, in contrast to the book where most characters are used just to point the story in certain direction. Despite the changes that were made for the movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, the characters and parts of the story that are commonly associated with it, such as the rabbit hole and the Cheshire Cat have been kept. An example of this is the white rabbit. The rabbit is the first glimpse that Alice gets of the fantasy world, so it is a very important character. Alice’s reaction to seeing a rabbit in a waistcoat in the book is described as this “Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it” (Carroll, FIND THE PAGE NUMBER).
This giant, white void will explain the many differences between Raisin in the sun’s book and movie, and focus on the great traits of the movie. Asagai is a lovable character in both books, but there are some traits that mold him in some places. For example, Asagai is way more Coquettish in the movie than he is in the book. In the movie, he straight up asks Beneatha for her phone number at her school. This scene wasn’t originally in the book, and it shows his flirtatious ways.
They usually snuggled up together and enjoyed the scenery in the balcony. Sometimes when some kids scared Anita, she ran to Bobby, and there was always a hug waiting for her. However, it is not the case that how men and women interact in Williams’ Cat on a hot tin roof: Big Daddy has absolute power over Big Mama; Gooper always dominant in the conversation with Mae; Maggie can hardly even interact with Brick. The communication styles really depend on gender in William’s
The prince comes to find Cinderella, only to find her step-sister. The sister tries on the slipper, but would not fit, so she slices her foot. Sexton’s narrator claims, “That is the way with amputations/They just don’t heal up like a wish” (86, 87). How the step sisters sliced parts of their foot for the prince. This shows how blind they are when it comes to easy living.
In the play the fairies use magic and are not actually aware of human actions. They are clueless as to what is going on and hold a more mythical aspect of themselves. However, in the movie the fairies are more like the humans because they act more humanlike by knowing how to do things like washing of clothes or the scene in the movie where Titania and Bottom are celebrating and feasting over their new-found love, the fairies are serving them as human servants would. The fairy world
In the original work, there is too much unnecessary cruel and unusual punishment, whereas in the Disney fairy tale, the story gives hope for a happily ever after. The Brothers Grimm folk tales, typically known for their abundance of violence and sexual content, are completely opposite of the politically correct, picture perfect productions that Walt Disney is often associated with. The two versions of the tale, although generally the same concept, make the reader see the story in two completely different lights. For example, in the original tale, the two step sisters are told by their mother cut off a toe and part of their heel so that the glass slipper will fit with the incentive that “when [they] are queen [they] will no longer have to go on foot” (Grimm and Grimm), and they do it. Disney, realizing the obscenity of the scene, omits these small
Fairy Tales from the 19th century were almost all about fairy’s until they were changed. “ Rapunzel, the fairy became a sorceress, and Briar Rose, better known as Sleeping Beauty, the fairies are changed to wise women.”(Mental Floss) Today there are several different types characters. There’s a range of princesses and princes, goblins,dwarfs, and even animals in stories now. The Grimm brothers made sure that they made their stories were censored and for children, whereas the original volumes were not. The altered stories made sure they had their own originality, which would start with changing who the actual character were.
In the Victorian age, children’s condition was a problem. treated as miniature adults, they were often required to work, were severely chastised, or were ignored. Exactly in that period Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carrol wrote “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland”, a novel that tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. It is first of all a children’s book as it has a child protagonist; however it appeals to adult readers with its advanced logical reasoning, witty puns and trenchant satire of Victorian society. So we can consider it as a drastic reaction against the impassive didacticism of British upbringing.
I believe fairytales are more than just imaginative creations for the enjoyment of children. They are not just for children but can help in the lives of adults as well. The fairy tales that we hear today were not written for children in the first place, it was after the late nineteenth century that the tales were changed and made ‘more appropriate’ for children. In case of children’s fairytales in simple terms – they show children how to solve problems, they cross cultural boundaries and at the same time familiarize children with their own traditions and cultures, they develop a child’s imagination and last not the least they teach lessons (moral lessons, life lessons etc.). Thus I think fairytales are an important part of the learning process especially for children, while for adults it can be a source of entertainment or