The biological mother of Rapunzel falls ill during pregnancy, in order to restore her health it is imperative that receives the magical plant that is Rapunzel. The enchantress holds this plant in order to remain young but when the Queen acquires the plant and regains health, the enchantress becomes ultimately infuriated. To gain revenge the enchantress who is referred to as ‘Mother Gothel’ kidnaps Rapunzel from her parents in order to remain youthful and avoid the aging process. Looking closely at both of these events, some features are similar while others have distinct contrasts. The Grimm Brothers tale bases the story on how the parents give away their child in exchange for the Rapunzel plant, while the contemporary Disney tale bases the plot on the kidnapping of the child by the enchantress.
Many years ago, the colors were opposite. Pink was a boy color and blue was a girl color, hence the color of Cinderella's dress. The author tells us that in the book “The Paper Bag Princess,” a princess goes to rescue her prince charming and he rejects her because while saving him, her dress gets ruined as well as her hair. He rejects her and tells her to dress how she should, but she just runs off to live a happy life alone. The author also tells us that even thought she doesn't want her daughter believing in all of these fairytales and princess stories, she still hopes that she finds her prince charming and has children with him and won't mind taking care of them or doing the dishes.
Cinderella was the girls name, she really adapted with the orders that her step mother & sisters. She did what she was told and never asked back, and little did she know something extraordinary will happen in the future. The German’s side of the story is a lot similar in some ways and different in other ways. For example in the French version they say that his dad died because he wasn’t even mentioned in the story but in the German version he still living and asked his daughters if he wanted anything to bring back for them. Of course the brutal step-sisters asked for exotic dresses, the shiniest pearls and diamonds but Cinderella being modesty she only said to break off the first twig that brushes against her father hat on his way home.
The child was kidnapped by Mother Gothel, because that was the only way she would continue to look young, by keeping the child to herself. Second, the events really differentiate the situation. In the Disney version, the pregnant “Queen falls ill and their only hope is that magic plant” . Then, the King sends his guards to get that magic plant. Mother Gothel did not want to show the King’s men the flower, but she accidently pushed back the cage where she was hiding the flower.
We could see in the Rapunzel, how she was forced to leave the house due to the father stealing some rampion from the witch. Apprehensively, the father agrees to give away Rapunzel to the witch. From this event we could see how the mother was in no power to talk or have any say about it. This associates back to the gender stereotypes of women not having any household family power. Furthermore, mother was also the reason why the father went to steal some rampion as she said “Ill die if I do not get any Rampion”.
With this said, each movie is not teaching girls how to be independent, strong, loving, and educated women. Most Disney princesses act as a “damsel in distress” which portrays them to be taken care of in order to survive. This is not true in feminist eyes, being able to take care of your self but also love and cherish someone is how a Disney princess should portray a girl. Having girls watch these movies is just showing them that you need a man to take care of you always which is not true a girl can take care of herself with the help of her parents and taking care of her school and social life. One of the lessons that children learn throughout watching these movies are bad people are always fat, old, and/or ugly.
They tell a story of a prince rescuing a princess, who had an evil stepmother and lived with seven dwarves. But one story was written with the kiss to save the day and a fairy tale ending, while the other had a much darker take on it. One was this was shown is the stepmother’s death, in one story she had to dance until she died in hot iron shoes, and the other she was on a mountain that was struck by lightning. Both of these stories have the same idea, just different ways of
Selfish sense began to appear on the Queen's heart, and she did the corruption of gold. People are forbidden to possess Gold just the Queen and the nobility who allowed to have gold. All the people live very miserable due to acts of corruption committed by Queen Orlanda, even food sources is also taken by the Queen. People given only a quarter of the proceeds are obtained. In the wild forest, Princess wept unceasingly, she couldn't understand why her skin covered with thorns.
A wavy lock of golden rope that once was freedom’s only hope. Glittering jewels whose value increased after preserving the false decreased. Teardrops of a maiden fairy feeling neither magical nor merry.” The twins then embark on a journey to find the items they believed to be Cinderella's Glass Slipper, a lock of Rapunzel’s hair, a fairy’s tear, Sleeping Beauty’s spindle, the jewels on Snow White’s coffin, Red riding hood’s basket, and the joint crown of the goblin and troll king. While on their journey they discover that the Evil Queen is also out to find the wishing spell items. After facing terrible dangers including evil witches, goblins, trolls, wolf attacks, fires, and a deadly vine, they are captured by the Evil Queen just as they had finished collecting all but one item: a fairy’s tear.
I agree that fairy tales should be remade to portray the modern world, as displayed in Tinnderella. In Cinderella, we are lead to believe that she is a passive girl who has no human friends although she does talk to mice. She wouldn’t last two hours in the modern world- she would be laughed at and shunned before she could find a big enough pumpkin to go home in. She is also seen as a damsel-in-distress and she can’t possibly save herself from her cruel step mother- so her only option is her knight in shining armour who whisks her away to live her new life in the palace. There are a few problems with this scene but the main issue would be is that no one I know lives in a palace.