Cinderella Film Analysis

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Imagine if Cinderella did not marry Prince Charming. Envision the classic tale if “Cinderella” did not rise from the ashes of her old life. What if Cinderella did not remain pious and good? How would that change the morale of the fable? How would the truth of each character’s candor-self illustrate differently? The classic Cinderella tale traditionally utilizes Cinderella’s pain to instill hope and benevolence in her character, but that anguish could instead fabricate a monster. Each Cinderella tale has a slightly different outlook on the fate of Cinderella. Some of the most notable tales include; The Grimm Brothers original fable of “Cinderella”, The Little Golden Book version of Cinderella and the 2015 Disney movie adaptation, Cinderella.…show more content…
In the Grimm Brothers tale of “Cinderella”, the motif was ‘People get what they deserve’. The theme of the a Little Golden Book version was ‘Turn the other cheek and be kind’, and in the third telling, the lesson of the movie adaptation was ‘Have courage and be kind’. Each of the themes addresses the importance of being civil and amiable to others, touching on slightly different components of the lesson. The Grimm Brothers’ tale, truly the most ‘grim’ of each story, illustrated the highlighted motif as an admonition against the possible outcome of not following the lesson of the story. This harsh theme is depicted in the suffering of the characters that wronged Cinderella. Most notably, in this version Cinderella’s stepsisters were blinded in one eye each by Cinderella’s bird friends at her wedding to the Prince. Furthermore, her Stepmother and Father fade out of the story, which prevents them from enjoying Cinderella’s riches as the wife of the Prince. The other two versions result in the stepsisters and stepmother fading from the story, but no one receives a direct punishment for harming Cinderella, as it occured in this story or in any other capacity. The other two versions touch more on the positive outcome of following the theme, mainly the prosperity of those whom Cinderella helps and Cinderella, herself. In every version…show more content…
‘The Persona’ exists in the real world, not just that of fiction. Every person has a mask they wear to hide who they truly are, and the most common reason why is fear. The only way to reach true enlightenment is to free the face, it is important to let go of fear. Pain is a prevalent part of society and culture, as it is apart of nature. Every single person faces pain, and every single person processes it differently. The most important lesson to take away from Cinderella is to let pain be a maker of strength and not a maker of evil. The contrasting fates of Cinderella and her evil step-family are evidence that the cream of the crop rise to the top when faced with unfavorable odds. An individual strengthened by pain will prevail over another who is consumed by pain, like clouds in the night sky. Therefore, if Cinderella never married the Prince, if she was never kind, then Cinderella would truly be a creature of toil and ash. Not the creature that will rise again in rebirth, but the kind with two clipped wings, coated in a charcoaled blanket of
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