Passing time the king proclaimed a festival but in the French version it was a royal ball. When the sisters got an invitation they made Cinderella’s life worse they made her comb their hair, and fasten their buckles. The German and the French version, the stepmother did not let Cinderella go to the ball and/or festival. The stepmother in the German version told Cinderella that she scattered a bowl of lentils in a bowl for her and if she picked all of them in the next two hours she’ll let her go. She called out to the turtle doves and pigeons and in the next hour they finish.
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 stepmother has two daughters who are filled with jealousy and envy. Ever since becoming Cinderella’s stepmother, she has treated Cinderella differently than her two daughters. Cinderella was turned into a servant in her own house, and she could not do anything. When “the king of the castle invited his son to a fancy ball he said he could choose his bride”. However, when “Cinderella” wanted to go to the ball, she could not go because “she does have a suitable dress to go to the ball.” When her two mice friends named “Jacques and Gus”, made her a dress her stepsisters ripped it apart.
When the author's daughter notices a girl with a Cinderella backpack, the daughter starts to ask her mother countless questions about the princess on the backpack, as well as all the princess merchandise in the store. The author starts think that, the reason she's probably asking her so many questions is because the daughter is starting to think that she doesn't want her to be a girl. The author goes on to explaining even thought media over promotes that girls should be princesses, studies show that girls still find satisfaction in torturing their Barbie’s and cutting off all of their hair. Lyn Mikel Brown who is an other brings up the point that maybe it is not the parents no longer have a say, because companies now manufacture so many products
On top Cinderella is a beautiful princess, but underneath all of her material possessions lie her actual proletariat self. Perrault masks Cinderella to show that even regular aristocrats are tricked into thinking a regular house worker (Cinderella) can be linked to the aristocracy, based of off her materialistic appearance. The Prince was also “busied in gazing on her the whole night”, so one would come to the consensus that the Prince should have Cinderella 's face engraved into the back of his mind. Though this is not the case, even though Cinderella one the second day comes “dressed more magnificently than before”, the Prince loses his aristocratic Princess, as she is shifted back
Grimm uses the characters of Cinderella and Snow White to perpetuate the idea that women should lead quietly domestic lives. In Cinderella, Cinderella spent most of her time in a kitchen. She truly embodied a woman of the early 1900’s. She wasn’t allowed to do or go as she wanted to, like her step sisters but was forced to work. For Example, “There she had to do hard work from morning till night, got up before day break, carry water, light fires, cook and wash” (121).
So for the rest of the time, the prince and cinderella get swept away in the whirls and twirls of the ball, they dance and dance and never break each other 's gaze or breakaway from each other. That is until the clock strikes midnight and cinderella pries herself away and bolts away from the castle before the spell wears off. She doesnt stop, not even when she loses one of her glass slippers on the stairs that lead up to the castle. She is completely jealous of cinderella and everyone can tell when she keeps talking about her with such distaste, and hate. Even though this play is very different than the Disney version of Cinderella, it 's still teaches us a very important lesson.
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.
However, this ‘beauty’ comes from the clothing and the societal class she appears to belong in. Clothing that is flattering is seen as vital to a woman’s success; while for men it is to display success and high status (i.e prince of the kingdom). The transformation of Cinderella going from rags and low class to riches and royalty is seen as ‘beauty’ because she is doing everything expected of her— keeping her physical appearance and having the ‘natural’ dependency on a male to save her from her slave-like lifestyle. All which, according to Maity, is a “socially constructed notion that physical attractiveness is one of women’s most important assets, and something all women should strive to achieve and maintain” (3). Cinderella goes from rags to riches all just for going to a ball, wearing a sparkly dress, and being pretty.
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.