The 2013 reboot of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, Cinderella, has captured audiences with its beautiful costumes, classic score, and a revised book with a couple of twists. Their performance at the Tennessee Theatre went spectacularly well. Their amazing cast brought the timeless tale to life and left the audience in awe of the amazing spectacle. Cinderella begins by showing two characters, Cinderella, (Tatyana Lubov), the orphan who is enslaved to her cruel stepmother, and Prince Topher, (Hayden Stanes), who struggles to find a purpose for his life. While Topher has slain a thousand beasts and is the most desired man in the kingdom, he does not know who he is, and in hopes that he will discover this somehow, his royal advisor organizes
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.
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.
In the list of the world’s most watched fairy tales, Cinderella is of no exception. Over the years, seven hundred versions of Cinderella have been created all over the world in different languages (Kelley, 1994). In the 19th century, the first written form of the story was published in China. However, a modern version of Cinderella collated in France in 1697 by Charles Perrault (Williams, 2016) has become very popular in the United States (Kelley, 1994). Based on Perrault’s version, Walt Disney created a full-length animation of Cinderella in 1950 (History.com Staff, 2009).
Once the prince is finished with the two evil sisters, Cinderella comes out and while taking off her dirty shoe, her foot fits perfectly into the shoe. The prince and Cinderella are finally together, the prince knows Cinderella was the mystery women he had been searching for all along since her foot fit into the shoe. Cinderella and the prince return to his kingdom and live happily ever after. While the Disney story and the fairy tale version of the stories both end with happy endings the fairy tale is written with much more graphic images than the Disney
The movie “Ever After” by Andy Tennant, and The short story Cinderella by Perrault, are both very different takes on the story of Cinderella. Perrault’s version of the story is the story that most of us have grown up with. It’s captivating and magical, but also it’s very one-dimensional, with a “magic pumpkin” and a “fairy godmother”. While, Tennant’s version is by far more realistic in nature, there is no magic pumpkin, but there is a prince who becomes her husband, an evil stepmother, and a pretty, kind hearted girl who slaves away doing as her stepmother demands. The “fairy godmother” does not randomly appear from no where, in “Ever After”, instead she is replaced by the great inventor Leonardo Da Vinic.
A Comparison between Traditional and Modern Day Versions of Cinderella Cinderella is perhaps one of the most famous childhood fairy tale stories of all time. Over the years, numerous versions of the story have been recreated and have been told to children all over the world. The original story of Cinderella follows the life of a young girl who is mistreated by her step mother and stepsisters. Cinderella is magically converted into a gorgeous princess with the assistance of her fairy godmother. She then goes to the ball to meet the prince.
From its onset with its first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon today. But over the years, various parent groups, scholars and film critics have accused Disney for creating shallow, stereotypical princesses whose ultimate aim was to find her 'prince charming ' and live happily ever after. In her article, “What’s Wrong With Cinderella?” in the New York Times, Peggy Orenstein expresses her concern over the effect of princess figures like Cinderella on young girls ' perceptions of themselves and how they should behave (“What’s Wrong With Cinderella?”).
Not only does Ron Howard create anticipation in the film but he also keeps his audience on the edge of their seats. The film creates a great essence of romance that draws the audience in. The fact that Mae and James stay together throughout their hardships really creates a positive effect. However, the death of Mike Wilson is a negative part of the film because just as the Braddock family is digging themselves back up, the death of their fiend takes them two steps back. Needless to say, Cinderella Man is all around a fascinating and inspiring
Given my Jamaican heritage, I could never really present such features since my hair is naturally afro-textured and my complexion is caramel-toffee in color. During my childhood, I was always aware of how different I was from most of the other girls. In elementary school, the majority of girls, who were of Hispanic heritage, typically wore their hair in cute ponytails while I wore mine in large plaits with colored clips. The other girls would always bombard me with questions such as "Why don't you wear your hair out?" or "Why can't you just brush your hair to make it smooth? " I was perpetually at a loss for words because, up until that point, the notion of having straight hair had not entered my mind.
On the same week, Cinderella was sent home by the prince. Originally, Prince Charming was to have one of his servants send her back, but because he felt bad for Cinderella, especially after all the memories he had made with her, he decided it would be best if he returned her home himself. However, whilst saying his goodbyes to Cinderella, Anastasia walked out just in time to see the prince and almost instantly, the both of them fell in love. Anastasia offered to show the prince around and in this time, they learnt so much about each other and knew that they were perfect for one another.