This harsh theme is depicted in the suffering of the characters that wronged Cinderella. Most notably, in this version Cinderella’s stepsisters were blinded in one eye each by Cinderella’s bird friends at her wedding to the Prince. Furthermore, her Stepmother and Father fade out of the story, which prevents them from enjoying Cinderella’s riches as the wife of the Prince. The other two versions result in the stepsisters and stepmother fading from the story, but no one receives a direct punishment for harming Cinderella, as it occured in this story or in any other capacity. The other two versions touch more on the positive outcome of following the theme, mainly the prosperity of those whom Cinderella helps and Cinderella, herself.
To begin with, Cinderella consistently embodies the role of a domestic servant. Even in the very opening scene of the movie, Cinderella is summoned by a bell to begin cleaning her step-mother’s estate, and is also referred to as a “servant” in the opening narration (Jackson, Wilfred, et al). This label in the first five-minutes of the film exemplifies the oppression of Cinderella's character, as she is not treated as a human with equal rights. Furthermore, a study done by Elizabeth Dawn, a professor at Arizona State University, utilizing a coded analysis of the gendered traits in the Cinderella movie, reveals that Cinderella portrayed a total of 187 female characteristics during the movie, out of a total of 229 characteristics. The majority (80%) of the characteristics displayed are female and include the common ones of “nurturing” and “submissive”, exemplifying the gender norm of domestic activities being reserved for women, (Dawn).
These three stories are about three girls that were treated horribly. All these girls were innocent and nobody treated them ok! These characters that were mean were truly cruel and rude. Everyone was jealous of them so they made them do all the chores. In every Cinderella story they had similarities.
Based on Perrault’s version, Walt Disney created a full-length animation of Cinderella in 1950 (History.com Staff, 2009). From Disney’s Cinderella (blueberryeminem13, 2013), Cinderella lost her mother at a young age. Few years later, her father remarried Lady Tremaine. Lady Tremaine had two daughters, Anastasia and Drizella, who were around the same age as Cinderella. Cinderella was loved by all her animals especially the mice, Gus and Jaq.
They were very mean to Cinderella, making her work all day cleaning, sewing, and cooking. She tried her best to make them happy. Cinderella's stepmother, Lady Tremaine, was cold, cruel, and jealous of Cinderella’s charm and beauty. She enjoyed giving Cinderella extra chores to do. One day, a messenger arrived with a special invitation.
In the story "Cinderella", Cinderella is a young girl who is abused and treated as a servant by her evil step-mother. This story can be analyzed from a feminist perspective. The story portrays the women using common negative stereotypes. For example, Cinderella's evil stepmother is widowed, old, ugly, and mean. She represents the stereotypes that women are cruel and jealous.
This is another example, in my opinion, of how the artist places the setting in a more modern day scene. This aids in the audience empathising and understanding the story and it’s characters more. Cinderella is also seen wearing four costume dresses in the book; one pink, one blue, one white and gold along with her white wedding dress. Her pastel pink dress makes the cover yet her blue dress doesn’t. I think this was used as a way of differing the book with Disney’s version and setting it apart.
Cinderella is a young girl who is forced into being a servant for her family. She longs for love and affection. She finds it when at the ball, but when she has to leave, she leaves in a hurry and one of the slippers that she is wearing gets left behind at the ball and the Prince finds and starts to look for her. Even though they were separated for short periods of time they still find each other in the end.The Prince takes her to his palace and they get married. This general plot stays the same for all versions of the story, but the differences between Disney’s Cinderella and Grimm’s Cinderella are striking, and they deserve through examination.
In this case, nostalgia acts as a catalyst for women to begin conforming themselves into the three princesses shown to be considered perfect. In correspondence with the segments of Snow White, Belle, and Cinderella plays a soft piano score that invokes a sense of whimsy that is representative of the music that often occurs during a Disney Princess film. Another appeal that is made is romance. Every Disney Princess has a problem that is surrounded by romance. As mentioned previously, the three that are used in this ad are part of several love stories considered to be classics.
Imagine a woman, beautiful and sweet and very humble. She comes from a poor family, but has rich qualities. Does this sound like an Iraqi lady? Cinderella is a story of a beautiful young lady that is taken advantage of by her father’s new wife and her stepsisters. But in the end, she gets all of her wishes with the help of a fairy godmother and lives happily ever after.