Compare And Contrast Cinderella And Ever After

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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. In Perrault’s version of Cinderella, she is a passive woman waiting for a strong, male lead to come and rescue her, which he does. While in Tennant’s version, we get the chance to see that there are many more aspects to Cinderella’s character. She is kind hearted, but she is not so fragile and gentle, she is not a victim, and she does not fall in love with the Prince at first sight. Tennant’s version of Cinderella/”Ever After” is not only unique because of…show more content…
She has no more of a title or position than Perrault’s Cinderella, but we are given the opportunity to watch as she manages to rebel in a hundred different ways and to let her stepmother know that she refuses to quietly expect the arranged marriage, has setup in order to get her out of the way. This is not only entertaining for us as the viewers to watch, but also far more realistic in nature, when compared to that of Perrault’s Cinderella, who by the content of the story just seems to blindly expect the overwhelming cruelty shown to her by her stepmother and stepsisters, who throughout the story continue to try her as a
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