Contrast of a Classic Tale There are over 500 versions of the story “Cinderella” in the world. Each of these versions have their own characteristics and are slightly different from other stories. Many people are familiar with “Cinderella” because of the Disney film, but it was first written as a story before it was made into a movie. “The Little Glass Slipper” by Charles Perrault was changed by Disney to appeal to children. “The Little Glass Slipper” and “Aschenputtel” by the Brothers Grimm are two very common Cinderella stories.
Magic birds, evil stepsisters, and a forbidden love. These, along with many other symbols, put together a story. A story in which a girl and man long to be with each other, and have hope at times, but face obstacles along their journeys. Most would think of the Grimm Brothers Cinderella. While it may not outline it perfectly it could also be the story of Destino.
Fairy tales have been told for centuries and have been used to portray the conflict of sexual politics over time. Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast are both examples of fairy tales with this focus. Making use of this conflict in The Handmaid 's Tale, Margaret Atwood has used certain elements of fairy tale genre to have the opposite effect of the stereotypical ‘happy ever after’ as the novel plays in a dystopian world. More specifically, the author has borrowed elements of fairy tales to develop the theme of shifting power in The Handmaid’s Tale. In the novel the author uses the elements of good and evil from fairy tales to have an opposite effect in the novel.
On the other side you want to stay true to the original Rogers and Hammerstein musical that you are retelling. Yet there was also a clear message in the story that was not in the original Rogers and Hammerstein or the Disney version. In this version there is a crisis in the kingdom, where the poor are being exploited by the rich and powerful. This is not only shown in the situation between the evil advisor and the people, but also in the dynamic between Cinderella and her stepmother. Thus, as the story progresses, you can see the theme of reconciliation and justice in both the relationship between Cinderella and Madame, and also with the poor people of the kingdom, and their new king Topher.
How many of you watched at least 2 disney movies in your life? Definetely all of you. Disney movies are very popular worldwide and we all have sung along to our favorite songs, and they taught us how important family is and what true love is. However, these movies have been negatively influencing young innocent minds. Think about the movie “Tangled” which presents a Princess Rapunzel, who doesn 't dare leave her tower until a handsome man arrives to protect her and guide her to the lights she has been always dreaming about.
When I was little, all I wanted to see was Disney movies, especially Cinderella. It is a sweet, feel- good fairy tale that’s just so gripping. But, have you ever noticed how different the film is to the original story? There are many similarities and differences when you compare the two versions. The Brothers Grimm story is about a young girl named Ella that had her mother die when she was really little.
Harry thinks this book is too shabby to use, but when he sees the direction people wrote on the book, he changes his mind. “His annoyance with the previous owner vanishing on the spot, Harry now squinted at the next line of instructions” (Rowling 180). When Harry knows the benefits this book can brought to him like he can be the best person in Potions class, he wants to keep this book. “There sat the Prince’s copy, disguised as a new book, and there sat the fresh copy from Flourish and Blotts, looking thoroughly second-hand”
The topic of Fairy tales and boiling them down to their original essences to prove that they satirize reality is a peculiar topic due to the fact that fairy tales are praised in our society. They provide us humans with dreams and unrealistic views on everyday life. What if this so called “tale” is satirizing our everyday life because our society put those “tales” on a high pedestal, high enough for them to look down on us. In Rags and Bones: New Twist on Timeless Tales, does Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt succeed to reveal the true nature of tales by “boiling down the stories to rags and bones, and make something new from their fundamental essences” thus speaking to contemporary
Since the 1930’s, Disney has been producing adaptations of fairy tales. Disney is known for their use of stereotypical images which is prominent still in today’s society. The first Disney film emerged with the adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and soon after that came Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Since the beginning, when the fairy tale princesses were “born”, it became evident that young girls and women were trying to imitate their behaviors. Young girls and women identify themselves as these character which affects not only how they view themselves but also their future roles in society based on the girls’ unrealistic beliefs.
The Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales have been changed multiple times and eventually they were used by Disney. Disney modified the stories and made them more appropriate for children and less gruesome. One example of a modification is in Rapunzel. In Disney’s version they removed the part where the prince was blinded, Rapunzel was lost in a desert, bore twins, and became mentally unstable. Most of the modifications are only slight so the stories still contain the main story