From the very beginning of Disney Princesses’, young children have received the wrong ideas on what gender roles should really be like. The story of Cinderella is about a young girl whos mother and father both passed away. However, before her father's passing, he remarried a woman with two daughters. Her step-mother took in Cinderella and made her the maid for her and her two children after the passing of Cinderella’s father. After being tormented and ridiculed, Cinderella was introduced to her Fairy Godmother.
Cinderella is a tale synonymous with violence, bloodshed, and missing eyeballs. In reality, this is only a portion of one version of the Cinderella story, the Grimm Brothers “Cinderella”. Two other well known renditions of the Cinderella story are the Little Golden Book Cinderella as well as the 2015 Disney Film Cinderella. The similarities and differences in these three adaptations of Cinderella are clearly seen by analyzing the theme, how death is expressed, and the portrayal of the animal helpers archetype in each iteration of the story. The themes of all three versions of Cinderella are distinctive but are all correlated in some way.
In the Cinderella film and the Little Golden Book rendition, Cinderella is tormented by the joint efforts of her stepmother and her stepsisters. They all had “fair faces, but evil and dark hearts” (Grimm 3). While there is a de facto leader of this trio—the stepmother—the group still performs acts in conjunction with each other. They keep their own interests, excluding those of Cinderella, in mind. In the film specifically, it is revealed to the audience why Cinderella’s stepfamily does not like her: they “had known grief, but…[they] wore it wonderfully well”.
I’m sure we all have read or have been told the story of Cinderella. It is a classic story-telling story that every child has heard. Over the years there have been many different versions of the story, but the basic structure plot is still in place. There's a conflict between good and evil in each story. “Cinderella” written by two brothers, Jacob, and Wilhelm Grimm as the reader we notice a much detailed version of the original story.
She gives Cinderella a dress and shoes. The fairy godmother also transforms a pumpkin into a coach, mice into horses, a rat into a coachman, and lizards into footmen. In “Aschenputtel,” the bird only gives Cinderella a dress and shoes. She does not get a coach and footmen. “The Little Glass Slipper” had more magic in the story and provided Cinderella with resources to get to the
While many think Cinderella it is thought of a poor girl that had a good life with her parents. Cinderella had a mother and a Father at the beginning of all three versions of Cinderella. The Father figure and Cinderella had a terrible woman live with them because The Father thought that Cinderella would need a Mother figure since her biological mother had passed away, right? Well, many people think that but what if the ways the interpretation of Cinderella is about to change. The three tales of Cinderella analyzed have very similar structure and substance, themes, archetypes like the circle and of course the Godmother character deviates significantly from each other.
She transformed the pumpkin into a grand coach, the rat into a coachman, the two mice into footmen and the four grasshoppers into four stunning white horses. Next, she transformed Cinderella’s already-beautiful dress into a more exquisite dress; all blue and sparkly. Her sandals became a pair of unique glass slippers and in no time at all, she was all set for the ball. For the first time ever, she was surprisingly impressed with someone else’s efforts for her. She hurriedly got into her coach, but before the coach moved, Fairy Godmother warned her to be home by midnight.
In both stories, she was mocked and treated like a slave by her stepsisters and stepmother. In the original Cinderella told by the Grimm brothers, it states, “Then she seated herself on a stool, drew her foot out of the heavy wooden shoe, and put it into the slipper, which fit like a glove. And when she rose up and the king's son looked at her face he recognized the beautiful maiden who had danced with him and cried, ‘That is the true bride!’ ” In both versions, Cinderella loses her shoe and the prince finds his one true love by putting it on her. In the modern version retold by Disney it states, “He obliged Cinderella to sit down, and, putting the slipper to her little foot, he found it went on very easily and fitted her as if it had been made of wax.” In both stories, how she was treated by her stepsisters before meeting the prince, and Cinderella’s way in marrying the prince was the
Grimm uses the characters of Cinderella and Snow White to perpetuate the idea that women should lead quietly domestic lives. In Cinderella, Cinderella spent most of her time in a kitchen. She truly embodied a woman of the early 1900’s. She wasn’t allowed to do or go as she wanted to, like her step sisters but was forced to work. For Example, “There she had to do hard work from morning till night, got up before day break, carry water, light fires, cook and wash” (121).
Analyze similarities and differences from the original version of Cinderella to the Mexican. Ask students how the Mexican Cinderella characters have similar traits to the original characters of Cinderella. Students will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the original version of Cinderella to the Mexican version. Student Assessment: The teacher will place students into groups of 4-5. Each group will appoint one person to write.