Snow White, a story known by almost everyone, but what most people son’t know that there is an original that isn 't the ideal fair tail. The evil stepmother, she had to be the fairest in all the land, and would do anything to be that way.Among the stepmothers possessions, in both stories, was a magic mirror that told her if she was the fairest in all the land, but when it said Snow White she wanted her killed. She sent out the huntsman to kill her and bring back her heart and lungs. This is where the story starts to vary one says she kept them locked in a box, while the other says she ate them. When the stepmother found out she was alive, she took it upon herself to kill Snow White.
Similarly, Disney’s Cinderella presents a cruel and ambitious stepmother who attempts to arrange marriages for her ugly, foolish, and somewhat comical daughters. In the film, we see their miserable attempt to sing opera, (supposedly in order to appear more feminine) as the mother proudly oversees. In one of the last scenes, she desperately urges them to make the glass slipper fit, and while she doesn’t downright tell them to cut off their toes or heels as in the original (Grimm 119), the comic scene in itself seems to have a subtle layer of tragedy. While these examples prove that female ugliness in fairy tales and their adaptations corresponds to wickedness, and the latter is equivalent to ill-temper, the question of female independence still
In the story, Cinderella by the Grimm Brothers, the protagonist, Cinderella, endures seemingly unbeatable obstacles on her path to love. The evil stepsisters exemplify a forbidding obstacle that the protagonist of the story must overcome. The constant toxicity and menial tasks that the sisters placed on Cinderella made the task of going to the ball difficult for her. The stepsisters in Cinderella are similar to the green gremlin monsters in the film Destino in that they hinder the progress of the protagonist. The female protagonist in Destino was dancing around when these gremlin monsters ripped away her dress leaving her with a new problem to face.
She says, “What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married then tomorrow morning?... What if it be a poison which friar subtly hath minist’red to have me dead” which shows how nervous she is to take the potion. Juliet talking to herself proves to the reader that her love for Romeo will overpower her hate for the family feuding and her nerves for dying when taking the
While many think Cinderella it is thought of a poor girl that had a good life with her parents. Cinderella had a mother and a Father at the beginning of all three versions of Cinderella. The Father figure and Cinderella had a terrible woman live with them because The Father thought that Cinderella would need a Mother figure since her biological mother had passed away, right? Well, many people think that but what if the ways the interpretation of Cinderella is about to change. The three tales of Cinderella analyzed have very similar structure and substance, themes, archetypes like the circle and of course the Godmother character deviates significantly from each other.
Capulet, is forcing Juliet to marry Paris, to make Verona a happy place again after Tybalt's death. While Paris loves Juliet, Juliet still loves Romeo and cannot marry Paris because she and Romeo became married before he got exiled. Soon after Juliet learns about her forced marriage she plans on faking her death by drinking a potion to make her look dead for 48 hours. After the 48 hours, Romeo will meet her at her tomb and take Juliet away to be happy with each other. But as she drinks the potion we find out Romeo did not get the letter to meet her at the tomb and soon finds out she has died.
“Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go to wait for her in the blessed regions of semi-barbaric futurity?” (6). With no regard to the man’s possible desires, she feels better for him to die than let him marry other woman. The self-centered princess focus on her not only prevents any possibility of true love, and it will cause her to demonstrate the opposite by sending her lover to his death. The princess’s selfishness causes her to decide to send her lover to the
In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth has power over her husband and manipulates his thoughts to kill others in order to gain more power; however, the plan failed as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lost their sanity and brought their reign to an end by bringing misery and misfortune to everyone around them. Also, in Othello, Desdemona went against her father by sneaking out to marry Othello and completely went against the female norms by joining Othello to the battlefield. As a result, the antagonist manipulated Othello into killing Desdemona due to her determination and independence. Shakespeare has always portrayed females as strong, prideful and independent individuals who aren’t afraid of speaking up to defend their thoughts, however, due to the long-established gender roles, these individual will ultimately bring bad omen to their own family and lead them to their own
His ambition ultimately destroys him in the future when he is killed by Macduff in battle. Lady Macbeth: When Lady Macbeth receives the letter from Macbeth about the 3 witches’ prophecies she plans to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan without second thought. She successfully convinces him to kill King Duncan and she feels no guilt as we see after Macbeth comes back from killing King Duncan he looks at his bloody hands and says,” This is a sorry sight.” Lady Macbeth responds with “A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight”. This shows she feels no guilt but later in the play she begins to sleep walk and talk in her sleep because she begins to feel guilty about the murder as she keeps trying
Suddenly she gets a little soft when she sees King Duncan sleeping. She says to her husband, “Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done ’t” (II, ii, 12-13). This is a big change for Lady Macbeth because up to this point, we have only seen her as a heartless woman who will do anything for the thrown. Out of nowhere she is compassionate towards King Duncan stating she could not kill him because he looked too much like her father. She still wants him dead but she knows if she did it she would feel guilty for her