Ordinary World Cinderella was once a cherished and pampered daughter of a wealthy man. However, after her mother’s death her father married once again. Soon after the marriage her father to passed away leaving Cinderella to live with her wicked stepmother and two step sisters. Although, she has been through troubled times Cinderella remains positive about her life, while she is constantly stuck at home cleaning. Cinderella represents anyone who is alone and misunderstood, however, she wants to achieve her goal of a happy marriage.
Once upon a time, a story was told to the young and imaginative minds of children. It was “Cinderella”. It has been told in various styles, be it a love-filled happily ever after or adding some gore to the mix. There were many different types of Cinderella, but nothing quite like this one. The story, “Oochigeaskw- The Rough-Faced Girl” is a Native American version of “Cinderella”.
Cinderella is also portrayed as a young woman suffering silently, without taking any action and waiting for her Prince Charming to rescue her from her horrible life. This is as much a fairy tale convention as it is a gender expectation for women to be beautiful and silent. However, this wasn’t as much as a gender expectation in the 1800s as it is today. Cinderella’s father does not appear to be home as much as the stepmother, and this illustrates the type of work and expectations for women’s and men’s jobs in the 1800s. The father is probably commuting to work, and this is evident through the fact that he never sees the cruelty experienced by Cinderella.
There is a lot of symbolism of white in the sequence that represents Cinderella’s purity and kindness. In the next scene the godmother is seen transforming the four mice into four beautiful large white houses with pink tuffs on their head and golden
Grimm’s Cinderella was only the first stepping stone to analyzing the story and realizing that there is a more complex meaning behind the characters and plot. First of all, it differentiates between this slightly more gruesome version and the well-known Disney version. Although Cinderella is a fairy tale, the audience finds out from Pattaja and Bettelheim that this fairytale gets deeply involved with sibling rivalry, has a complex mother/daughter dynamic, and brings out both conscious and unconscious behavior in children. Bettelheim’s focus in the article is to communicate the presence of sibling rivalry and the effect of this fairytale on the subconscious of children. When kids watch “Cinderella” they subconsciously relate to her and make themselves the victim.
Another example would be when Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” gave up her voice for legs, a connection that could be made is when Darcy gave up her money to get Peter to play with her. This shows they are both willing to make sacrifices in order to get what they want. “The Cinderella Games” would not be considered a classic fairytale, instead it would be considered a modern fairytale. In “The Cinderella Games”, Kelly Link proposes that the characters have lots of hatred towards each other and want to break up their family. This is
Specifically in “Cinderella”, there are three easily identified character archetypes, which include the earth mother, star-crossed lovers, and damsel in distress. Although it is not a human character, the earth mother is recognized as “her mother's grave beneath the hazel-tree” (Hunt). Her mother’s grave is a great example of the earth mother because whenever Cinderella comes in contact or cries to the grave, it grants whatever she is in need of, which is also known as the fairy godmother in the modern version. Cinderella and the prince share a romantic relationship that is not tolerated by anyone because of the difference in their social statuses; therefore, they are seen as star-crossed lovers. When the father says, “she cannot possibly be the bride” and the step-mother says, “oh, no, she is much too dirty, she cannot show herself” it shows how cold-hearted and unaccepting of their love they are (Hunt).
There are two different versions of “Cinderella”; there is a Walt Disney version and another version by Anne Sexton. Both of these versions are the same, but they are told to the reader differently. In both versions of the story, the authors describe a girl who was enslaved by her evil stepmother and her step sisters, who has shown jealousy towards her. However, the most important part, about the two versions of the “Cinderella” story told by Disney and Sexton is that both have different elements that are comparable and contrasting. The elements that compare and contrast both versions of the story are the plot, characters, characterization, and conflict.
Woodroffe painted Cinderella in the forefront of the image surrounded by light colors not only in her clothing but from the light of the fireplace as well. The whiteness of her clothing represents the purity as well as youth and innocence of the character Cinderella in a way that the modesty of her clothing cannot necessarily reach. This is further solidified by the warm colors shown from the emitting fire next to her, basking her in a warm and illuminating glow. Woodroffe combats these characteristics and colors when dealing with the fairy godmother surprisingly enough, giving
Cinderella is the typical go to example of this. In the Grimm Brothers fairy tale Cinderella has to get home before her evil stepsisters and stepmother do so not to be punished for going to the festival. She also has to escape the prince in time so he does not follow her to her humble home. How this portion of Cinderella relates to Destino is quite literal. Throughout the whole story there are signs and symbols of time.