How many different versions of “Cinderella” do you think exist? There are over 700 variants of the “Cinderella” story, and they are all very unique. The French tale of “Cinderella” was written by Charles Perrault, and it is the most popular of the hundreds of variants. The less known tale called “Oochigeaskw - The Rough Faced Girl” was told through the generations of Native American people. “Oochigeaskw - The Rough Faced Girl” has similar elements from the classic “Cinderella” tale; There are rude stepsisters, an awful stepmother, magical shoes, and, of course, there’s a prince.
This is another example, in my opinion, of how the artist places the setting in a more modern day scene. This aids in the audience empathising and understanding the story and it’s characters more. Cinderella is also seen wearing four costume dresses in the book; one pink, one blue, one white and gold along with her white wedding dress. Her pastel pink dress makes the cover yet her blue dress doesn’t. I think this was used as a way of differing the book with Disney’s version and setting it apart.
Kelly Link’s “The Cinderella Games” is different from other fairy tales referenced in the story because “The Cinderella Game” has an untold story inside. Link presented the story as a fairytale but as the story went on she gave the story a dark and twisted message. Even though, “The Cinderella Games” has multiple references to classical fairytales, according to Bettelheim it is not considered a fairytale due to the fact that it is missing a fairytale ending and a sense of fantasy. In normal fairytales, there is just a princess and prince and they all live happily ever after together but that is not the case in this story. “The Cinderella Games” are about a blended family with two children, 12y.o.
Disney have showed negative portrayals of Disney princesses in their films especially when it comes to their usual unattainable beauty ideal and portraying their princesses as inferior to men. There are also negative life lessons found in Disney films. Some examples are on how it’s a must for each girl to become like a princess; ugly people are evil and immoral and that
In both stories, she was mocked and treated like a slave by her stepsisters and stepmother. In the original Cinderella told by the Grimm brothers, it states, “Then she seated herself on a stool, drew her foot out of the heavy wooden shoe, and put it into the slipper, which fit like a glove. And when she rose up and the king's son looked at her face he recognized the beautiful maiden who had danced with him and cried, ‘That is the true bride!’ ” In both versions, Cinderella loses her shoe and the prince finds his one true love by putting it on her. In the modern version retold by Disney it states, “He obliged Cinderella to sit down, and, putting the slipper to her little foot, he found it went on very easily and fitted her as if it had been made of wax.” In both stories, how she was treated by her stepsisters before meeting the prince, and Cinderella’s way in marrying the prince was the
In each story she is beaten down only to rise up through the ashes from the fire her “family” ignited. Cinderella, the Grimm Brother’s version, “Cinderella”, and the “Little Golden Book Cinderella”, have vast similarities, but in each one of the story there is something that stands out. The theme, archetypes, and the deaths in all of the Cinderella stories play enormous parts in what makes these stories similar, and what makes them unique. The theme in each story plays a significant part in what makes each story unique varying from vengeance, to hard work and respect. “Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words.
The Disney version of the story of Cinderella is loosely based off of the original short story written by the Grimm brothers. It follows the basic plot of the original story. The differences between the two lie mainly in the details of the story. The Disney version is milder, leaving out the more gruesome details form the book. The story is simplified to make it enjoyable for the children who watch it.
For instance, the author says that Cinderella still looks really beautiful even if she wears ragged, sooty clothing in the beginning of the story. Although, she was mainly perceived as a helpless person because her fairy godmother was surprised that she couldn’t figure out anything for herself. On the other hand, the author describes Cinder Edna as an unattractive person in her looks, yet she has a strong, spunky personality and a sense of humor which makes her more admirable. Therefore, I believe the author contradicts their appearances and personalities to show that having a bright outlook and a strong, positive mindset is more valuable than having wealth and a beautiful appearance. Lastly, we also have to consider the fact that times have drastically changed since the original story of Cinderella was first published.
Contrast of a Classic Tale There are over 500 versions of the story “Cinderella” in the world. Each of these versions have their own characteristics and are slightly different from other stories. Many people are familiar with “Cinderella” because of the Disney film, but it was first written as a story before it was made into a movie. “The Little Glass Slipper” by Charles Perrault was changed by Disney to appeal to children. “The Little Glass Slipper” and “Aschenputtel” by the Brothers Grimm are two very common Cinderella stories.
In conclusion, Cinderella Man was overall very accurate in showing the characters, setting and events during this time. There were small inaccuracies in the movie, however they were not significant enough to change the story from what actually happened. Watching this movie gives the viewer a great understanding of what life was really like during the great depression. It shows the opinions of many people and gives the viewer an insight of the struggles people faced and the emotions they experienced through it