As for her demons in her life, Dorothy faces her fears of “lions and tigers and bears oh my!” These horrors to Dorothy represent her inner struggles that she is trying to overcome. In addition to these animals, Dorothy’s other evils are the Wicked Witch and the flying monkeys. More specifically, the Wicked Witch represents Mrs. Gilch, the evil woman who tries to take Toto away. Just as the witch says, “I’ll get you and your little dog, too!” Although Dorothy is afraid, she persists despite her fears. Dorothy is able to take care of her fear by throwing water on the Wicked Witch, causing her to melt.
Snow White was know for being the fairest and most beautiful for her pale complexion. Also, Cinderella was fair-skinned unlike the antagonists or her stepsisters in the film as they are dark-skinned. All three princesses are similar as each fell in love at first sight with their princes. They also had to be saved by their prince charming. Snow White had to be saved from biting into the poisoned apple and would only be saved through a kiss from a prince.
The wicked witch of the west wants her sister’s ruby slippers, which apparently have magical powers. However, Glinda has magically put the shoes on Dorothy’s feet. The wicked witch of the west vows to get Dorothy and regain her sister’s shoes, “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too” ("Quotes from "The Wizard of Oz", 2018) Besides her vow to the shoes, very little is known about the motivations of the Wicked Witch of the West. Many other mediums in literature and movies have attempted to explain her intentions, including occasionally making her an antihero. Psychoanalytically speaking, the witch’s inner desires are a mystery because so little is known about her.
The cinematic language that we hear in modern day movies would not be as it is today if we hadn 't had synchronous sound recordings from the beginning of film. Cinematic Language is the systematic method by which movies communicate with the viewer. Some examples of cinematic language are, Mise-en-scène, camera angles, the use of long takes, & depth of field. Barthes theory of Expressionism, the use of lighting techniques, montage and elaborate props push to make The Wizard of Oz appear to be a spectacle of realism. In The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming, 1939, specifically during the beginning scene, Dorothy was in sync with the setting.
The marigolds symbolized her childhood and innocence, which were deeply treasured. Once Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds, she was no longer a child. In lines 134-137, she remarked, “For as I gazed at the immobile face with the sad, weary eyes, I gazed upon a kind of reality that is hidden to childhood. The witch was no longer a witch but only a broken old woman who had dared to create beauty in the midst of ugliness and sterility.” As a child, Lizabeth had childishly saw her as a witch who strangely wanted to grow beautiful marigolds during a terrible time, but she realized that Miss Lottie just wanted to create happiness for herself and anyone that happened to pass by and look at her marigolds. Near the end of the story, Lizabeth, as an adult, explains the effects the events had on her.
(23) Clarification: This quote clarifies to the reader that the woman is legitimately just giving Taylor the child. This is a turning point in the novel and this quote accurately represents the change clearly. Taylor was trying to not get herself in situations like these which also shows the author’s choice of irony “The clouds were pink and fat and hilarious-looking, like the hippo ballerinas in a Disney movie..that in place of trees there were all these puffy-looking rocks shaped like roundish animals and roundish people. Rocks stacked on top of one another like piles of copulating potato bugs.”(47)
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.
In particular, the story “Ashputtle”, uses the archetype of a spiritual entity who helps the individual when no one else would. Additionally, the story shows the archetype of evil being punished and the kind souls live happily ever after. So, when Ashputtle’s Stepfamily is cruel to her, she remains benevolent, which grants her a beautiful life while her stepsisters are blinded and bloody. These two archetypes were also presented in the story “Cinderella” by the fairy godmother who helps Cinderella look stunning for the ball so she and the prince can fall in love and have a happy ending. Archetypes are vital to literature because it is a symbol, term, behavior, and other things that are used for storytelling and demonstrate
He tends to rely on the ancient notion that a female’s independence against a male figure can only be asserted by the wife or mother of the character. In The Grey Fairy Book, the image illustrating Donkey Skin reveals that the role of the fairy is to be a savior. The princess has a sad facial impression while kneeling before the fairy. The fairy appears to be stretching her hand out down to the kneeling princess as a sign of comfort (Held and Berdock, 2011). The imagery is a symbol of unconditional guidance, support and relief.
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.