Sleeping Beauty Vs Evil

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Remember when your parents used to read bedtime stories to you as a little kid. You would always think the hero, prince, or princess was the best character, but you had negative thoughts about the villain. Have you ever thought about why the villain did awful things and what caused them to do it? The story of Sleeping Beauty is not the same story you have been told, but with the view of the Mistress of Evil in Maleficent, one sees how the roles of Maleficent, the fairies, and the curse differs from Sleeping Beauty to Maleficent. (THESIS STATEMENT and INTRODUCTION)

Because of the different viewpoints of Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent has another face to her; there was once a time when The Mistress of Evil had a heart of gold. In
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In the movie Maleficent, Maleficent curses Aurora by saying, “Before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die.” She does this in order to get revenge on King Stefan for betraying her and cutting off her wings. When Stefan begs, she changes the curse from dying to falling into a death like sleep; in order to break the curse, Aurora will have to be awakened by true love’s kiss. Aurora did prick her finger, but was not awakened by Prince Philip. Instead, Aurora was awakened from her slumber by Maleficent. In addition, Maleficent even tried to take back the curse but it failed because Maleficent said “No power on Earth can change it.” Maleficent tried to save Aurora twice; she failed the first time but succeeded the first time. The reason Aurora was cursed in Sleeping Beauty is because Maleficent wasn 't invited to the celebration of Aurora’s birth. Merryweather had to use her gift to change the curse. Maleficent cursed her by saying, “She shall prick her finger on the spinning wheel and die;” how ever, Merryweather changed it to instead of dying, she can awaken from the curse after receiving true love’s kiss. In Maleficent, that is the reason Thistletwit did not give her gift. There was nothing to change about the curse in Maleficent; Maleficent herself had already done it. Maleficent tried to save Aurora in Maleficent while in Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent was the spinning spindle herself so in both movies Maleficent played a significant role with the curse. (BODY PARAGRAPH
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