Snow White was know for being the fairest and most beautiful for her pale complexion. Also, Cinderella was fair-skinned unlike the antagonists or her stepsisters in the film as they are dark-skinned. All three princesses are similar as each fell in love at first sight with their princes. They also had to be saved by their prince charming. Snow White had to be saved from biting into the poisoned apple and would only be saved through a kiss from a prince.
In one story when Snow White first gets to their cottage she find 's its extremely mess, but the other story says they are neat having custom things for each dwarf. In each story they came home from mining and found Snow White and immediately decided to help her. They protected her and when they thought she died, they didn 't bury her, but put her in a glass casket in and opening in the forest. The dwarves only had small differences and lots of similarities. How Snow White was put into her deep sleep is not the same, but has one key similarity.
In Anne Sexton’s version of Snow White she is described as “fragile as a cigarette paper” (Schacker et al., 386), “virgin” (Schacker et al., 388), and a “dumb bunny” (Schacker et al., 389). This portrays women as both physically and mentally weaker than men. This stereotype is also furthered later in the text as Snow White repeatedly falls for her stepmother’s tricks when tempted by her gifts. In addition, Snow White is objectified and valued for nothing more than her beauty. She is never praised for her kindness, her intelligence, or any other attributes not related to her appearance.
She sends a servant to take her deep into the woods and kill her, but he fails. So she dresses up as a little old lady and gives Snow White a poisoned apple, leaving her lifeless. The stepmother does this out of jealousy, for she, the queen must be the loveliest, not Snow White. She feels threatened, and wants to get revenge on Snow White for stealing her spot as the “loveliest in the land”. Many poets write about villains getting revenge, one of which is Nathan Stobbs, who wrote the poem Two Faced.
To maintain the aesthetic, Snow White is not allowed to break a sweat or struggle, and happily brings a dust covered, filthy home to a shining ideal by giving the bulk of the labor to her animal friends. There is a sharp contrast between Snow White, who is treated as a hard working individual despite delegating work to others, and the Seven Dwarves, treated as lazy despite performing hard physical labor. More value is placed on Snow White’s abilities as a leader and to direct how labor is performed than is placed on the dwarves’ ability to actually perform labor. Again, we see the value of the dwarves effectually being “dwarfed” by the capitalist lens we are shown the narrative
Nina Syers, a young ballet dancer at NYC Ballet Company, has always wanted to become the female lead. For ‘Swan Lake’, the director, Thomas, offers the role of ‘Swan Queen’ to the reserved and rigid Nina. She had to perform both the White Swan, who is fragile and filled with innocence, and the Black Swan, who is cunning and seductive. Nina easily fits into the role of White Swan due to her child-like persona. She, however, faced hardships in being the Black Swan.
In the other hand, The White Witch represents the “Evil”. Lewis describes her appearance as beautiful woman. Lewis manipulates The White Witch’s appearance with her beauty and the word “White” since she has a dark side and the most powerful evil in the novels. Aslan appears as the one who has power, intelligence, and wisdom. To use Helene Cixous’ term, he has civilized manner.
In the movie Snow White, it shows the importance of male character. For instance, in order to come back to life Snow White requires a kiss from the Prince, this generally exhibits the “superiority and power of males.” We also see that Snow White is the image of a caring, virginal, obedient women. We also can see that while completing household tasks such as cleaning, Snow White is singing and seems help to be doing it. In Lion King, even though the lionesses are physically stronger than the lions, they are still treated as secondary. Although, they do the hunting they are ordered by the lions, thus, stripping them of their independence because they rely on
Her wedding day was the next day, but she suddenly cancelled it. She begins to get all her necessary material for what seems to look like a fight, or war. The dwarfs talk about how wise the Queen is. In this book, the female role is much higher than other stories like this. In all other stories about Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, it was the man being brave and wise.
Anyway let me tell you my part of the story. Once, there was my magic mirror and I asked,” Magic mirror is who I call, Who is the prettiest of them all.” It answered, “ Snow White is now that she has been seen, You're still the second prettiest though my queen.” I was so angry that I sent my huntsman to go give her the potion that would make her look ugly, That’s the first time I tried to hurt Snow White. When the huntsman saw how beautiful she was he couldn’t do it, he instead warned her. So when came back, he said, “ It is done.” I so I asked my mirror again,” Magic mirror is who I