Seeing her sad her friends the mice and the birds lend a hand in making her a beautiful dress. When the evil stepsisters see the dress they tear apart on the evening of the gala. After the stepsister and stepmother leave for the gala Cinderella starts to weep about her missed chance to meet the prince. Then suddenly a fairy godmother appears and talks to Cinderella, and finds out her whole story and decides to help her. She uses her magic to get Cinderella a new beautiful gown, glass slippers, and transportation to the ball.
The poem “Cinderella” by Anne Sexton is about a girl who finds her prince charming. In this poem it is told in a different way then I remember it is a lot more gruesome and gory. Cinderella lives with her father, stepmother, and stepsisters and they treat her as a servant. She has to clean, cook, and do all of their chores. When she wishes to go to the ball the evil stepmother tries to load her down with chores, but Cinderella has a white dove that is her guardian angel.
Fairy tales have been told for centuries and have been used to portray the conflict of sexual politics over time. Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast are both examples of fairy tales with this focus. Making use of this conflict in The Handmaid 's Tale, Margaret Atwood has used certain elements of fairy tale genre to have the opposite effect of the stereotypical ‘happy ever after’ as the novel plays in a dystopian world. More specifically, the author has borrowed elements of fairy tales to develop the theme of shifting power in The Handmaid’s Tale. In the novel the author uses the elements of good and evil from fairy tales to have an opposite effect in the novel.
One of the first notable persons to found the idea of wicca was Charles Leland (Carroll). He was an author and folklorist in the 1800s who wrote Aradia: Gospel of the witches (Carroll). This book regarded information gathered from a supposed Italian sorceress called Maddalena about the goddess Diana, though there was little credibility for it (Carroll). After him was Margaret Murray, who wrote about the time period where witches were burned and brought up the idea that witches were part of an ancient pagan religion in Europe (world religions professor). Then in the early 1900s Gerald Gardner wrote various accounts revolving around a coven he joined in 1939 (Carroll).
In the short story, “Marigolds,” the author, Eugenia Collier, acknowledges the universal theme that people can create beauty in even the most dreariest of places. The story takes place in Maryland during the Great Depression. Lizabeth, the main character, is an adult looking back to the time when she had transitioned from childhood to womanhood. Miss Lottie, an old woman who lived in a shabby, broken down house, planted marigolds. As a child, Lizabeth had thought Miss Lottie to be a witch and despised the marigolds because it did not match the poverty and sadness that surrounded her.
The story is about a young girl named Cinderella whose widowed father remarries but soon dies, leaving his daughter with the evil stepmother and her two daughters. The stepmother prefers her own daughters over Cinderella and has her perform all of the house chores. While Cinderella is kind, patient, and sweet, her stepsisters are cruel and selfish. Meanwhile, across the kingdom the King decides that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and marry and so invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy ball. Cinderella has no appropriate dress for the ball so her friends the mice namely Jaques and Gus, and the birds help her in making one, but the evil stepsisters tear apart the dress on the evening of the ball.
Imagine getting killed by your own family and reborn a tree, like in the “Vietnam version of Cinderella”. There are many versions of the Cinderella Story, the two that are most interesting are to compare their similarities and their differences are the French and Vietnam versions, they have evil step-moms, magical godmothers, and happy endings. First of all, the stories begin with an evil step-mom that locks Cinderella up and makes her do all the household chores. For example, in the Vietnam version of Cinderella, the step-mom asks Cinderella to go fishing and said, “Try to get as many as you can and if you come back with only a few of them, you will get flogged and sent to bed without supper.” In the French version of the
This takes place in Flowerlandia in the year of 3020. Princess Rose of Flowerlandia is always seeking for adventure and Jasper captures her while she is on one. Jasper is a villain who lives in Evil Tower which is where he takes the princess after he captures her. He is very unhappy and wants to destroy Flowerlandia so he can build Evil Town on its land. Now it 's up to Prince Carter of Candyville to save Princess Rose because he needs a princess to marry.
This leads to a very bizarre list of events in which Lizzie, must save her sister from death. Laura visits the goblins, trades a lock of her golden hair for the fruit, but ends up being attacked by the goblin men who try to force the fruit down her throat. She then returns to her sister, Laura, who Lizzie tells to “hug me, kiss me, suck my juices” (468) for her to get better. Laura after having a very intimate interaction with her sister gets better. The sisters grow up and tell their children “For there is no friend like a sister” (563).
One book this archetype is in is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm K. Grimm. In this famous fairytale, Snow White has a stepmother that has always been the “loveliest in the land”. The stepmother becomes outraged and jealous when her mirror on the wall tells her that Snow White is the loveliest in the land, and not her. She immediately turns into a villain by plotting to kill the princess. She sends a servant to take her deep into the woods and kill her, but he fails.