Comparing Themes In Cinderella Stories

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“...for with each dawn she found new hope and someday her dreams of happiness would come true.” This quote is from Cinderella, the 1950 Disney movie, which explains how Cinderella hoped that her wishes would come true someday. Wishes is one of the commonly seen motif, an object or idea that repeats itself throughout literary work, in the Cinderella stories. There are more types of motifs, like magical figures, which always helps Cinderella, the prince, who always marries Cinderella, and the glass slipper, which helps the prince to find Cinderella. Although stories like Ever After, “Aschenputtel,” and “Egyptian Cinderella” are from different cultural backgrounds, these stories still share many similar motifs. The movie, Ever After, and the 1950 Disney movie, Cinderella, tell a similar story; however, each version portrays different interpretations. Ever After, a 1998 American romantic comedy movie, is based on France during the Renaissance time. As the movie progresses, it leaves many similarities and differences for the viewers to find. Some of its…show more content…
All the three stories are different versions of a folktales; therefore they must have themes, main ideas of the literary work. Some of the themes are: love overcomes everything, good wins evil, and evil is punished at the end. Romans 2:6-8 says, “God will repay each person according to what they have done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” These verses mean that if the person is good in the sight of God and seek God, God will reward them with eternal life, but those who do bad in the sight of the Lord, will be punished. To conclude, the three stories, Ever After, “Aschenputtel,” and “Egyptian Cinderella” have similarities and
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