Ashputtle’s stepmother refuses to allow her to go until she has done several impossible tasks. Although Ashputtle completes them with no difficulty she is still left behind. Ashputtle turns for help to the dove, who drops her an exquisite dress, so that she can attend the gala and meet the prince. When she gets to the gala she meets the prince and they fall in love while dancing.
For she is not the true one that sits by thy side”. 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
In the Vietnam version Cinderella goes to the festival and her step mother and step sister are staring at her strangely and say, “Is that rich lady not strangely like my sister Cinderella?” Cinderella took off running and lost one of her fine slippers, which the soldiers picked up and took to the King. The King sent word, that whomever this slipper belonged to would become the Kings first wife, the Queen. One day Cinderella went home to celebrate her father’s anniversary with the family, but the step mom wasn’t fond of her being Queen. The stepmom asked Cinderella to climb a tree to get some nuts for the guests. Even though Cinderella could have refused because she is Queen, she was loyal to her family and climbed the tree to get the nuts.
For example, after the Prince discovers Cinderella, “He [thought] her more beautiful than ever, and a few days later he married her” (602). The Prince barely knows Cinderella, therefore, he cannot be in love with her. His abrupt marriage to Cinderella shows that the Prince is only attracted to Cinderella’s beauty and charm. In addition, Oochigeaskw is described as “…[a] poor little girl in her strange clothes, with her face all scarred, was an awful sight…” (627). The Invisible One did not marry Oochigeaskw for her attractiveness, but because she had the ability to see past someone’s exterior and look at their hearts.
Having seen this symbolism, one might wonder what else the slipper could symbolize. The glass slipper symbolizes the hardships that Cinderella goes through and that no matter what weight she is put under she never breaks. There is never a point in any story where Cinderella is not kind. Even in Grimm where her stepsisters get their eyes pecked out, it was not Cinderella who did it. It was her mother’s soul seeking vengeance for the wrongdoings of the sisters.
Early in the film, while making the cake for Pedro and Rosaura’s wedding, Tita cries over the loss of her true love. Tita unconsciously causes chaos at Pedro and Rosaura’s wedding when the guests break into uncontrollable tears after eating her cake. Whether they mean to or not, Tita and Pedro cause downfall with every move. While Dr.Brown and Tita are at dinner with his aunt, Tita says, “While you were gone I had relations with a man I’ve always loved, and I lost my virginity. That’s the reason, I can’t marry you anymore.” (222).
After she gave up everything she got, he asked for her first unborn child. Knowing now that the only way to win over evil is Rumpelstiltskin’s name. So she uses that to defeat the evil and keep her baby. In Cinderella (good) now, her family was always rude (the stepsisters who were evil) to her even though she followed all the rules and did all the work she was told to do. The only person good to her was her godmother who was a mentor (based on archetype figures) because she was wise, helpful, motherly figure and she grants her with gifts.
After enduring cruel treatment from her own family for years, Ashputtle finally gets her own happily ever after and her family members receive what they deserve: cruel punishment. In the story, on page 858, the text states, “On the day of Ashputle’s wedding, the two sisters came and tried to ingratiate themselves and shared in her happiness…both sisters were punished with blindness to the end of their days for being so wicked and false” (Grimm). The stepsisters were so forbidding and cruel towards Ashputtle that in the end, receive what they deserve which doesn’t happen in some of the other Cinderella stories worldwide. The Grimm brothers chose to make their retelling of the story have an unusual ending (most just end with Cinderella getting married) and in doing so, unintentionally exemplified the archetypal narrative pattern of a just end that rewards good and punishes evil. But this doesn’t just appear once in the story.
Although some people will evaluate others based on their appearance, we should not follow their footstep since it is a superficial behavior. Furthermore, outer beauty does not equal to inner beauty that we should not use our first sight to judge others as the outcome may be the opposite. The author’s depiction of Cinderella’s pleasant personality: “The poor girl [Cinderella] bore it all patiently, and dared not tell her father, who would have scolded her; for his wife governed him entirely” (1). Perrault talks how Cinderella forbear her hardness without telling anyone. We can notice that how she does not want anyone to implicate into this event and avert anything is getting complicated.
Through Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Candy, John Steinbeck had used his way to state how those characters had endured their loneliness throughout the book “Of Mice and Men”. Curley’s wife would not be a pleasant character in many ways. As a wife of manager’s son, she was described as a charming and flirty woman and treated others with scorn. However, her appearances later had shown actually she was just an immature, innocent and lonely woman who missed her chance to be a successful movie star in Hollywood and compelled to marry Curley. “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 84) Accordingly, she felt unfair for her life and doesn’t want to get stuck on the ranch but she knew she could do nothing about it.