Cinderella Yeh Shen Character Analysis

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Did you know that Cinderella is a story used all around the world and there were always villains involved to all Cinderella stories? Who are the antagonists in the Cinderella stories and what motif or archetype in the stories reveals the culture it originated from? In a few of the most known stories in the world, Cinderella and Yeh Shen, the antagonists, the stepmother and stepsisters, have a lot of characteristics that are similar and different.

One way the antagonists in the story have in similar is that the stepmothers are both very jealous of Cinderella’s and Yeh Shen’s goodness and beauty. Her stepmother was jealous of all this beauty and goodness, for her own daughter was not pretty at all. -Text Evidence. The motif or archetype I chose is Villain. The culture it originated from is Politics because Ye- Chenś stepmother is trying to be a monarch because she is cruel so that 's how I knew villain was supposed to be in the politics section.
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Although, in Yeh Shen, her stepmother was very cruel by eating the fish that she loved. She scoured the dishes, tables, etc., and cleaned madam 's chamber, and those of misses, her daughters. She slept in a sorry garret, on a wretched straw bed. -Text Evidence. The Villain character in CInderella is very cruel and the antagonists have the same characteristics as Yeh Shen so it also goes in the politics section.

In a few of a very popular stories known in the world, Cinderella and Yeh Shen, the villains, the stepmothers and stepsisters, have a lot of character traits that are similar and
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