In The Wizard of Oz, the main character Dorothy goes through a journey. She is given ruby slippers that she does not know at first but will help her along the way. Throughout her quest Dorothy wears the ruby slippers and their use is to bring Dorothy back to Kansas. The ruby slippers have a deeper meaning behind them than just having the ability to take Dorothy back home. Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz contributed to the American identity because they symbolize internal strength, the transition to adulthood, and the endless quest for happiness.
To understand the similarities between the stories of Ashputtle and Walt Disney’s Cinderella one must know the stories first. Ashputtle, the story of a young girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Her only friend is a dove that sits in the tree above her mother’s grave. One day, an announcement is made that a gala will be held for three nights so that the prince can pick a wife. Ashputtle’s stepmother refuses to allow her to go until she has done several impossible tasks.
She is portrayed as perfectly innocent and sweet. The fact that they made the ruby slippers heels, a more grown-up shoe, is also telling. They originally belonged, we assume, to a grown-up witch - but when Dorothy has her black utilitarian flats traded for the very sexy red heels - it makes her seem one step closer to adult-hood. Her hairstyle is also eventually made more grown-up; once she reaches Oz, her braids are traded in for a looser style. On the other hand, the Wicked Witch of the West has a green face which indicates to the audience that she is evil and unfriendly.
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics” (Victor Pinchuk). Musical theatre may not be the first thing that comes to mind when concerning American culture, however, the theater has greatly shaped America into what it is today. Portraying a story through song and dance allows for an expression of emotion that cannot be replicated. With this method of storytelling, artists have been able to integrate social and political issues in a way that makes the audience not only want to listen, but enjoy. Musical theatre is able to address important and controversial topics such as racism, women’s rights, and violence in an entertaining and fresh way.
Her name has become well-known throughout the years and has become the symbol of feminism. Creating a female protagonist inspires young females to express themselves as well highlight the power of women. Dorothy is introduced as a 6-year-old girl taken away by a tornado from her aunt and uncle. The reader follows her journey as she faces obstacles along the way to return to her home. Dorothy being a vulnerable six years old girl, becomes one of the most powerful being in the land of Oz.
“Always be a good girl, and I will look down from heaven and watch over you.” (Page 1) The Disney Cinderella was released on February 15th, 1950 but the tale told by The Grimm Brothers is a different twist on the Disney classic movie; instead of a fairy godmother and sweet, little mice running around, The Grimm Brothers wrote about a tree growing on Cinderellas mothers’ grave and with the help of tiny birds, every wish Cinderella makes comes true. The violent version of Cinderella by the Grimm Brother explains the struggle she faced trying to get away from her stepsisters but also keeping her humble and kind side looking for true love. As Cinderellas’ mother is bed sicken and preparing for death, the last words to her daughter were “Always be a good girl, and I will
This film technique displays the way the director has opposed what is being said and mocks the social context and displays the satire within Clueless. Both Amy Heckerling and Jane Austen use satire and irony to show the imperfections and flaws within their social, historical and cultural context, and create a meaningful purpose towards the context which the composers are attempting to display. The context of both 'Emma' and 'Clueless' are somewhat different and therefore, the values have changed but the film reinforces the values of 'Emma' despite the contextual difference. The audience is able to compare both texts and establish the different and similar values, ethics and settings. When comparing the two texts, one is then able to identify the separate contexts and the texts demonstrate the similarities and differences between social, cultural and historical contexts of Austen's time and today's
The Wizard of Oz is a literary work that has been developed to film and follows Dorothy 's journey down The Yellow Brick Road to escape the Wicked Witch of the West. Throughout Dorothy’s journey she learns the value of persistence, much like Dante learns through traveling in the depths of Dis. Throughout each literary work, the idea of surrounding oneself with good company (also known as a good leader) and never giving up is presented many times. Though the journey is challenging, having good company and not giving up will make any journey much more bearable. Both Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz and Dante from Dante’s Inferno both are at the stake of following or not following their rightful path.
In each story she is beaten down only to rise up through the ashes from the fire her “family” ignited. Cinderella, the Grimm Brother’s version, “Cinderella”, and the “Little Golden Book Cinderella”, have vast similarities, but in each one of the story there is something that stands out. The theme, archetypes, and the deaths in all of the Cinderella stories play enormous parts in what makes these stories similar, and what makes them unique. The theme in each story plays a significant part in what makes each story unique varying from vengeance, to hard work and respect. “Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words.
But this doesn’t just appear once in the story. When Ashputtle flees the celebration one night to avoid her family, she leaves behind a shoe. This shoe is then picked up by the prince, who then searches throughout the entire kingdom for the owner of the beautiful shoe so that he can marry her. When he arrives at Ashputtle’s home, the stepmother insists that her two daughters cut off parts of their feet to try to fit their wide and unsightly