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.
Disney inspired fairy tales have a certain universality, everything is romanticized and there usually is an evil antagonist making situations worse. In Disney’s Enchanted, Giselle the protagonist is the typical gender stereotyped fairy tale princess. She is a cartoon character in a fictitious place called Andalasia, who later turns into a real woman in New York City after getting pushed into a magic well. This happened because Giselle’s prince’s evil step mother Narissa thought Giselle is marrying the prince to get Narissa dethroned. Similarly, in Sleeping Beauty, Aurora a passive, beautiful princess is cursed to fall into a deep slumber when she is pricked by the spinning needle.
Saying to the tree/bird “shake and quiver, little tree, throw gold and silver down to me” so that she could attend the festival. The bird threw a gold and silver dress with slippers embroidered with silk and silver down to her. Obviously Cinderella didn’t have the same kind of ally in both stories. Also both performed opposite routes to helping her complete her journey. The allies of Cinderella performed different because there divergent things so they would have particular ways of going about stuff and cultural
From its onset with its first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon today. But over the years, various parent groups, scholars and film critics have accused Disney for creating shallow, stereotypical princesses whose ultimate aim was to find her 'prince charming ' and live happily ever after. In her article, “What’s Wrong With Cinderella?” in the New York Times, Peggy Orenstein expresses her concern over the effect of princess figures like Cinderella on young girls ' perceptions of themselves and how they should behave (“What’s Wrong With Cinderella?”).
Also, Cinderella was fair-skinned unlike the antagonists or her stepsisters in the film as they are dark-skinned. All three princesses are similar as each fell in love at first sight with their princes. They also had to be saved by their prince charming. Snow White had to be saved from biting into the poisoned apple and would only be saved through a kiss from a prince. Aurora also had to be kissed by her prince to be saved from a curse.
Introduction There have been many theories discussed about Wicked the musical, and the connections and comparisons to Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it was mentioned that the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) only had one eye that was as powerful as a telescope, and to have melted to a “brown, melted, shapeless mess” after Dorothy threw a bucket of water on her. There was no mention of Elphaba having green skin, or having any connection to green.
The Brothers Grimm folk tales, typically known for their abundance of violence and sexual content, are completely opposite of the politically correct, picture perfect productions that Walt Disney is often associated with. The two versions of the tale, although generally the same concept, make the reader see the story in two completely different lights. For example, in the original tale, the two step sisters are told by their mother cut off a toe and part of their heel so that the glass slipper will fit with the incentive that “when [they] are queen [they] will no longer have to go on foot” (Grimm and Grimm), and they do it. Disney, realizing the obscenity of the scene, omits these small
Before analyzing the antagonists of each of these stories, it is important first to analyze the stories themselves. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written by
Have you ever thought about what living in a world with talking animals and foods that can change your size would be like? Well, in the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the main character, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a place filled with strange people, animals, and odd encounters with these characters. Some major events in this story are when Alice first finds the door to the garden, drinks the strange liquid so she would shrink, then she meets the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter. It is also important when she plays croquet with the queen. Another important event is when Alice finally makes it into the garden.
It’s a scene engraved into the western world’s collective memory: a pigtailed girl in red slippers, skipping along a yellow brick road with a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion. This image, from the book “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film of the same name, represents the epic of the modern age. Whereas in ancient times, we had Gilgamesh or King Arthur as our gallant hero, now we have a little girl from a farm in Kansas. At first glance, this simple story of a young girl lost in a magic land could not compete with the great tales of old. However, this epic shares more than a few similarities with this seemingly childish
The five aspects of a quest include: (a) a quester, (b) a place to go, (c) a stated reason to go there, (d) challenges and trials en route, and (e) a real reason to go there. A vast majority of literature is structured around this concept and a piece of literature that represents it well is the Wizard of Oz. Our quester: a young girl, curious and innocent, happy with her family and life. A place to go: When Dorothy arrives in the land of Oz she discovers that her only chance of getting home is to visit the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City.
In the movie the Wizard of Oz, based on the book written by L. Frank Baum, one of Dorothy’s companions was the Scarecrow. The Scarecrow wanted to go to Emerald City because he described himself as “brainless” because his head was filled with straw. Little did he know, all along he had the potential to be a complex thinker, he just didn’t realize exactly how intelligent he was. There were three scenes that show how the Scarecrow already have the smarts he greatly desires.
“There is no place like home. There is no place like home. There is no place like home.” The journey of four “friends” following the yellow brick road on their way to Emerald City. They go on this journey through the land of Oz and take the risks that come with it.
In the depths of American Culture, several items define who we are. Many come to mind such as the declaration of Independence and the constitution. But, buried deep in the cockles rests a pop culture icon that represents early Hollywood, and the last 100 years in American culture. That item would be the Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (Fleming,1939). The film is almost a rite of passage in our society, and those shoes to many of us represent that times in our lives, mostly when we were young, when we first feared for the twister, wanted to get smarter with Scarecrow, got lessons from the Tin-Man, learned how to stand up for those around us from Cowardly Lion, and first learned what evil is with the Wicked Witch of the West.