Imagine getting killed by your own family and reborn a tree, like in the “Vietnam version of Cinderella”. There are many versions of the Cinderella Story, the two that are most interesting are to compare their similarities and their differences are the French and Vietnam versions, they have evil step-moms, magical godmothers, and happy endings. First of all, the stories begin with an evil step-mom that locks Cinderella up and makes her do all the household chores. For example, in the Vietnam version of Cinderella, the step-mom asks Cinderella to go fishing and said, “Try to get as many as you can and if you come back with only a few of them, you will get flogged and sent to bed without supper.” In the French version of the
A volunteer.”(242) This is represented as the Dust Witch is in a hurry to close her act because she knows she is in danger of being killed, but instead of closing the act Charles Holloway volunteers to participate in it allowing the act to continue. This portrays situational irony because the Witch’s plan to close the act didn’t follow through which shows how much she underestimated Charles Halloway and the boys. Additionally, dramatic irony is also profoundly used throughout the novel. Firstly, dramatic irony is conveyed when Bradbury writes “The crescent moon I have marked on the bullet is not a crescent moon. It is my own smile.”(251) He recounts this as Charles Halloway is about to shoot the Dust Witch with the bullet that is going to end her life.
However, Edmund, Peter, and Susan all eventually meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. Sadly, trouble arises as the four children try to save the magical world of Narnia from the clutches of the evil White Witch, otherwise known as Queen Jadis. Quite wittingly, the White Witch lures Edmund into believing that she can give him power if he brings his siblings to her. When two Sons of Adam and two Daughters of Eve fill the four thrones, Narnia would break free from the Witch’s eternal winter spell. But when Edmund agrees to the Witch’s offer, he shatters the only way of stopping the White Witch from ruling Narnia forever.
“But God made my face; you cannot want to tear my face. Envy is a deadly sin, Mary.” (pg.115). During this time people of the town were easily persuaded to persecute their fellow neighbors, due to their religion and it’s principles.Thirty years before the infamous Salem Witch Trials there was a witch scare in Hartford,Connecticut, resulting in raised tensions about witches, making the hangings of 20 people more of a safety precaution rather than a righteous and fair trial. It was ironic when one admitted to witchcraft they were spared, but if one did not confess they were sentenced to be hung. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the bird scene in both the book and movie depicts how the importance of that particular section affects the play’s outcome because within that part it addresses multiple societal issues such as honesty within a community as well as the naiveness of the people which coincides with the harmful consequences of conjuring a creature
Betty Parris’s great power throughout Act I can be seen by her ability to single handedly create chaos and hysteria within the town for her own personal gain. Her power can first be viewed after Susanna Walcott explains the possibility of a supernatural cause to Betty’s illness, leading Abigail to advise her Uncle about “the rumor of witchcraft [that] is all about: [She] thinks [he 'd] best go down and deny it [himself]. The parlor’s packed with people,sir” (10). This is the first hint that others in the town believe in the presence and of the beginnings of the hysteria that follows. Betty started this rumor in the town by pretending to act sick so that she would not get punished for dancing in the woods.
All this we can learn from so in the future we won’t make the same mistakes as we did during the witch trials. Just as Abigale lied and sought revenge on John by announcing that she saw Elisabeth working with the devil. As well as not picking her over Elizabeth after their affair. Another good example from the Salem Witch Trials would be Goody Putman calling witch on Rebecca for supposedly sending out her soul to kill all of but one of Goody Putman’s baby’s before they were a day old. Also like how we were so quick to judge and say someone was guilty in a state of panic so that we could place blame and have some reassurance that we will be able to fix the problem.
In Sarah Boxer’s “why are all the Cartoons mothers Dead?,” Boxer critiques fictional movies for their sexist tendencies against mothers. Generally speaking, most Disney movies, usually have a twisted plot against mothers this can been seen in plenty of animated films. It is clear that movie producers have something against mothers, but at the same time it there can also be a positive side to this. For example, if we were to kill off the fathers instead of the mothers in the beginning of each film. Mothers would look negligent in comparison to the fathers.
The Grimm Brothers stories have influenced our culture’s movies, books, and TV shows into making young girls believe they are helpless and need a hero to save them. All good movies have been influenced one way or another from fairy tales. Though there are many things that could be studied this paper will only be looking at how movies portray the infamous Grimm Brother’s idea that all women need a hero. In The Princess Bride, Buttercup is a typical beautiful blonde haired girl who is taken captive by the villain and forced to marry him. Instead of Buttercup trying to escape or argue she simply goes along with the wedding and plans to kill herself on her wedding night.
Yelitza Andrade Pyles English 11 Honors 6 October 2015 Witch-hunts Justification Outline It should never be necessary to target a group of people for being different. In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, a group of girls were found dancing in the forest. Betty, the minister’s daughter, becomes sick and they believe she is possessed. Abigail, the minister’s niece, is questioned but blames it all on Tituba. Tituba confesses to have signed a deal with the devil and is seen as saved by God so then Abigail confesses to also be saved and not hung.