Since the 1930’s, Disney has been producing adaptations of fairy tales. Disney is known for their use of stereotypical images which is prominent still in today’s society. The first Disney film emerged with the adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and soon after that came Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Since the beginning, when the fairy tale princesses were “born”, it became evident that young girls and women were trying to imitate their behaviors. Young girls and women identify themselves as these character which affects not only how they view themselves but also their future roles in society based on the girls’ unrealistic beliefs.
3 para 9) This bird is a reincarnation, or extension of her mothers spirit to help Cinderella even after death. Similarly, in the Little Golden Book version, Cinderella 's mother comes back to Cinderella as an actual fairy godmother. In this version, the representation of Cinderella 's mother helps Cinderella with her dress as well as the fairy godmother “looked at it [the dress]. “Good heavens” and with a wave of her magic wand, she turned the rag into a exquisite gown” (pg 6). Additionally, Cinderella 's mother 's spirit extends through death again in the film as an actual fairy godmother to help Cinderella.
Also in both stories, Cinderella still fits into the slipper and the step-sister are caught for trying to be Cinderella. However in the Disney’s Cinderella everyone lives happily ever after. In contrast, in Grimm’s Cinderella the step-sisters do not live happily ever after instead they are blinded by the birds pecking their eyes out. Another difference between the two stories is in Disney’s Cinderella the two step-sisters try to put their feet into the slipper, but it was obvious that they were both too big, then Cinderella tried it one and it fit just right. However in Grimm’s Cinderella the two step-sisters cut their heels and toes to fit into the slipper.
She gives Cinderella a dress and shoes. The fairy godmother also transforms a pumpkin into a coach, mice into horses, a rat into a coachman, and lizards into footmen. In “Aschenputtel,” the bird only gives Cinderella a dress and shoes. She does not get a coach and footmen. “The Little Glass Slipper” had more magic in the story and provided Cinderella with resources to get to the
In the radical marxist analysis of Charles Perrault 's, “The Little Glass Slipper”, Cinderella and even household rodents/plants teeter from part of the proletariat to aristocracy, showing that anyone or anything can easily become part of the aristocracy. Cinderella, who goes into the ball a part of the aristocracy, and comes out a part of the proletariat shows how easy Perrault makes it to become part of the aristocracy. Cinderella then again deceives the Prince with her materials possessions showing even a Prince, a major part of the aristocracy, can mix up beautiful princess and a peasant girl merely based on their clothing, reassuring that anyone can be associated with the aristocracy as long as they have material possessions. Also, simple
In the Little Golden Book Cinderella and the prince dance in a circle to represent the unity that will soon be brought. The other way the circle is represented is the fairy dust that is bestowed upon her as the ripped dress is transformed to the stunning blue and white dress she wore to the ball. In the Grimm Brothers version the birds circle her to give her the dress to wear to transform her to see the prince on all the days of the festival, each one better than the last and the shoes were made from gold on the last day of the
The costume of each character is shown very obviously in the scene when Dorothy met them. For Glinda Witch of the North, her costume looks white pretty brighten and she looks like an angel. For Wicked Witch of the West, her costume is green-representing bad thing- ugly and a look of a bad guy. In Oz Dorothy meet some fantasy characters: Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and finally the Wizard of Oz. Each character present the inner of mankind.
The use of a diegetic sound in this case, enables a smooth transition of scenes and gives a flow to the plot. On the other hand, the use of nondiegetic sounds lends individuality to characters or signals the entrance of characters. For example, at the opening of the movie, Dorothy enters the frame by skipping along the path with Toto where her foot-steps were accompanied by fast-paced sound which accompanies her footsteps. Another example would be of Glinda the Good Witch has her own sound effects whereas the Wicked Witch of the West, is known for her unique cackle. In terms of acting, we note that the speech of characters in the film are highly exaggerated and their voices are high pitched with mock enthusiasm, which resonates with the theme of the film which is hope during difficult times.
In a modern approach to Cinderella, Jessica Day George’s Princess of Glass gives fairy tale readers a whole different Cinderella perspective. Poppy, the main protagonist, is a young princess who is shown to be smart, independent, and not your usual royalty. She takes part in a royal exchange program to help unite her kingdom. Over there, she meets Prince Christian, the ‘Prince Charming’ of the story. He is first introduced to the readers as a young man whose parents want him to marry therefore throwing him big parties to meet the girl of his dreams.
However, when “Cinderella” wanted to go to the ball, she could not go because “she does have a suitable dress to go to the ball.” When her two mice friends named “Jacques and Gus”, made her a dress her stepsisters ripped it apart. At this point, she wants to give up; however, her “fairy godmother came, made a carriage for her out of a pumpkin, and made her dress with a glass slipper. She was beautiful. She went with the prince to the ball. Sexton’s version of “Cinderella” is told differently than Disney’s version of the story.