Compare And Contrast Grimms And Perrault's Cinderella

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Grimm’s Cinderella is similar and different from Perrault’s Cinderella or (The Little Glass Slipper) because of the moral of kindness, themes, endings. The Grimm version of Cinderella can be compared to the Perrault version because the Grimm’s Cinderella has a darker theme than the Perrault’s version because it has gruesome details. Some gruesome parts in Grimm’s Cinderella is more towards the end of the Grimm fairy tale when the sisters cut off part of their feet. In Grimm’s version the shoe was too small for one the daughters so, “ the mother gave her a knife and said, "Cut the toe off; when thou art Queen thou wilt have no more need to go on foot." When that did not work the other daughter tried on the shoe and her heel was too large. The mother then stated, "Cut a bit off thy heel; when thou art Queen thou wilt have no more need to go on foot." The Perrault version was a more bloodless version. When the daughters began to try on the shoe in Perrault’s version they realized it didn’t fit either of them and…show more content…
Perrault’s version of Cinderella’s ending is happier and includes forgiveness. Although the step sisters were cruel and treated Cinderella horribly she forgave them in the end and even found good husbands for them, and they all lived happily ever after. You can see from this that this story is intended to teach a moral lesson of forgiveness and kindness like I explained above. In Perrault’s version you can be terrible and unpleasant but you will be forgiven because that’s part of life. The Grimm brothers however have a different point of view on that matter. They feel that what you do will come back to haunt you and you can’t be a sinful person and be forgiven. Cinderella was always kind and compassionate and she got rewarded for that, she married the prince and escaped her horrible life. She no longer weeps at her mother’s grave and cries herself to
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