The scene in which Cinderella meets her fairy godmother shows perfectly the color symbolism discussed above. To help Cinderella to go to the ball where she will finally meet her prince, ”[t]he godmother turns brown, low-status, mice into white human beings and animals: white horses, white coachman, and white doorman. Moreover, she transforms a pumpkin into a white coach” (Hurley 225). Cinderella wears a white dress, which perfectly matches her blonde hair and blue eyes. Furthermore, the stepmother’s mean black cat is called “Lucifer”: an obvious religious reference that underlines the connection between bad and black.
If I say Snow White, what are you thinking then? You see in front of you seven dwarfs dancing happily together with an innocent little girl, don’t you? But you should know that the Snow White theme is one of the darkest and strangest to be found in the fairy tale world. The story Snow Glass and Apples is one of the darkest fairy tales we got. It’s about Snow White but this story is from the queen’s point of view.
In The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming, 1939, specifically during the beginning scene, Dorothy was in sync with the setting. Dorothy was in the proper placement of the props around her, adding to the feelings of her reflecting the place she is in. The background eluded to the idea that she is far away from the golden spherical instrument that 's supposed to hold a globe, on the window sill in the background. There 's also an interesting painting below the window sill, it 's a golden band of boxes; this could be the representation of how Dorothy is gonna get to where she 's going, the yellow brick road. However, the crystal ball seems to be the most prominent part of the scene, the contrast of Dorothy 's position enhanced the feeling to the viewer that Dorothy is scared and alone.
A full world of bright and vivid colours displays in front of her. This is probably one of the most famous sequences in The Wizard of Oz (1939). In minute nineteen of the film, it is the moment in which the Technicolor world is revealed, merging the black and white (or sepia) world with the coloured one. Thus, depicting the change from black and white to colour film (both metaphorically and literally) there is no wonder that this film will attempt at a wide exploration of colours. In this essay I will explore the usage of colours in The Wizard of Oz, attempting to show how colours are used for different purposes and how their meanings can be changed.
Another important event is when Alice finally makes it into the garden. This story is filled with many odd characters and events that may not make sense until you get to the end of the story. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a very interesting book and a classic everyone should read. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland mostly takes place in Wonderland (Alice’s dream world). Wonderland is a strange, seemingly crazy world that can be entered by dropping into a rabbit hole.
Racial Prejudice in WICKED: How is the theme of racial prejudice explored in Act One of the musical WICKED? The musical Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz was first performed on 10th June 2003 in New York City on Broadway. It was adapted, by Winnie Holzman and Steven Schwartz, from the 1995 book by Gregory Maguire (WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), and follows the story of Elphaba a green-skinned girl who eventually becomes better known as the Wicked Witch of the West. The plot runs from before the start of the Wizard of Oz and then proceeds alongside it, finishing with the supposed death of the Wicked Witch. It re-tells Elphaba’s story and shows how her differences rendered her a scapegoat, allowing the government of Oz to turn the population against her when she hadn’t really done anything wrong.
Even the name Oberon, who is presented as a fairy king in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was a name of a devil “The name Oberon or Oberion was borne by a demon who had been frequently conjured by fifteenth and sixteenth century wizards” (Thomas 609). Shakespeare has altered the perspective of considering Oberon as a devil, he has revived the early medieval tradition here in which Oberon was a fairy king. Another fairy that Shakespeare introduced in his play is Robin Goodfellow. One interesting thing to note is that Robin Goodfellow was not a fairy at all. Latham says “He was no fairy, if the records of his history before 1594 be true, and this was his first inclusion in fairyland” (219).
The wicked witch of the west wants her sister’s ruby slippers, which apparently have magical powers. However, Glinda has magically put the shoes on Dorothy’s feet. The wicked witch of the west vows to get Dorothy and regain her sister’s shoes, “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too” ("Quotes from "The Wizard of Oz", 2018) Besides her vow to the shoes, very little is known about the motivations of the Wicked Witch of the West. Many other mediums in literature and movies have attempted to explain her intentions, including occasionally making her an antihero. Psychoanalytically speaking, the witch’s inner desires are a mystery because so little is known about her.
(Beauty and the Belles Discourses of Feminism and Femininity in Disneyland, Allison, 2002) critically analyzed Belle in a more general and brief historiography of the fairy tale. It uses a rather general feminist approach to do so. This paper critically analyzed Belle alongside with Snow White in terms of beauty, costume, psyche and the motherless similarities between the two Disney female characters. The representations of these women can be seen to replicate certain of the myths of femininity perpetuated in Disney fiction, including feistiness, tragedy, associations with mutant masculinity, and an unusual relation to maternity (Allison, 2002 page 135). However, the masculinity stated by the author was not further
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Wicked: The Life and Time of the Wicked Witch of the West possesses feminist ideals represented through the characterization of female characters. Iconic characters such as Dorothy, Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba), Wicked Witch of the East (Nessarose), and Good Witch of the South (Glinda) portray feminist characters that have developed and showed their strong personality, influencing women in today’s society. This leads to the question – To what extent is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Wicked empowering women through the presentation of women? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz paved the way for the increase in number of feminist novels. L. Frank Baum’s background plays a role in the presence of feminism in The Wonderful