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.
Although she wasn’t allowed to go with her sisters, she accepted help from her Fairy Godmother to prepare to make her way there. With her beautiful dress, she received “a pair of glass slippers, the prettiest in the whole world.” At the ball, no one is aware of Cinderella’s true identity. Despite that, the King’s son falls in love with her and she gets a happily-ever-after.
Cinderella was loved by all her animals especially the mice, Gus and Jaq. Her step-sisters were very different from her. They were materialistic and did not like Cinderella. As time passed, Cinderella’s Father also passed away. At that moment, Lady Tremaine began to portray her hatred and jealousy for Cinderella’s beauty.
Similarly, Disney’s Cinderella presents a cruel and ambitious stepmother who attempts to arrange marriages for her ugly, foolish, and somewhat comical daughters. In the film, we see their miserable attempt to sing opera, (supposedly in order to appear more feminine) as the mother proudly oversees. In one of the last scenes, she desperately urges them to make the glass slipper fit, and while she doesn’t downright tell them to cut off their toes or heels as in the original (Grimm 119), the comic scene in itself seems to have a subtle layer of tragedy. While these examples prove that female ugliness in fairy tales and their adaptations corresponds to wickedness, and the latter is equivalent to ill-temper, the question of female independence still remains ambiguous. While independent women in fairy tales and their adaptations appear as strong-willed, ambitious, and manipulative individuals that stop at nothing to have their way, they are not entirely free of male authority.
The two work together to find the cow, which has now died. The two continue their search and, eventually, the Baker’s Wife runs into Cinderella. The two bond over how charming the prince is and how he leaves Cinderella wonderstruck. Ironically, the Baker’s Wife feels this same awe for the prince later in the story when the two have an affair that causes Cinderella to leave him. The second time the Baker’s Wife runs into Cinderella, she gets the third item-- a slipper as pure as gold.
The movie may seem like an innocent story about about a helpless girl who meets a prince and falls in love. However, the movie has many stereotypes embedded into it. For example Cinderella is a servant to her own family who falls in love with her prince charming at first sight. Her life improves the minute she meets him sending across the message that women need to be rescued by men. The last words that are seen in the Disney fairytale are, “and they lived happily ever after.” Cinderella goes from a miserable life to a picture perfect life just by
Nora lies and cheats out her friends and family in the beginning but then learns to use her superego in the end. She goes through act one listening to her id and focusing on her desires. Throughout the rest of the book she becomes more aware of her superego. She becomes more rational about her problems and chooses the best possible solution. She becomes a strong independent woman by leaving her husband because she felt she protecting not only herself but her family as well.
Snow White had to be saved from biting into the poisoned apple and would only be saved through a kiss from a prince. Aurora also had to be kissed by her prince to be saved from a curse. Cinderella waited for someone to save her from being a slave in her evil stepmother’s house. These princesses convey the message that women mostly do domestic
You aren’t even good at acting!” Claire says rudely to me once we get in line. I don’t say anything back to her because I don’t want to become mean like her. Mrs. Bean tells Lily to come into her room. Lily is auditioning to be Cinderella’s stepsister. She originally wanted to be Cinderella, but since she is my best friend, she changed her mind so I would have more of a chance to get the Cinderella role.
Time tricked us, I think, or maybe it was the Sisters that brought us here too soon. But there will be a Queen of Hearts soon, and Catherine, I do think its meant to be you. You’re everything we hoped to find. You’re fierce, and passionate, and brave-” (Meyer 315). Catherine scoffed because she knew she had a hard time standing up to her parents and Jest describing her as brave seemed a little to much.