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Weddings: Cinderella by Cambell Grant - From a young age, children are encouraged by their parents and teachers to begin dreaming and imagining their future life. Kids often think about what they want to be when they become adults and in particular, girls often imagine their dream wedding. Constant exposure to the idea of marriage and images of sophisticated weddings leads children to dream of having an elaborate wedding as well. As young girls grow up, they begin to come in contact with magazines, which also endorse fairytale weddings....   [tags: cinderella, dream wedding]
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Review of A Cinderella Story - Many traditional fairy tales have been remade into Hollywood movies. The fairy tale of Cinderella has been produced in movies many times such as Ever After (1998) and A Cinderella Story (2004). A Cinderella Story (2004) has an interesting storyline, cast, themes, and appeals to teenagers and young adults. A Cinderella Story is a modern story that it’s a girl that gets in love to this popular guy. Even though she was raised by her father, she never felt like she was missing out on anything. Her dad owns a diner in the San Fernando Valley, which Sam loves, called Hal’s Diner....   [tags: Cinderella Story, movies, ] 995 words
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Review of A Cinderella Story - Many traditional fairy tales have been remade into Hollywood movies. The fairy tale of Cinderella has been produced in movies many times like Ever After (1998) and A Cinderella Story (2004). A Cinderella Story (2004) has an interesting storyline, cast, themes, and appeals to teenagers and young adults. The movie begins as Sam narrating how she is in a far away kingdom with a beautiful little girl with her “weirdo” father. Then Sam clarifies that this was not “long ago” and “not a really far away kingdom;” they are in the San Fernando Valley....   [tags: Cinderella Story, movies, ] 1555 words
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Cinderella, Pretty Woman and Feminism - Pretty Woman is a modern take on the classic Cinderella story where a poor misguided girl meets her prince and her life is dramatically changed. This film has fairy tale elements, but the biggest element in the movie is the use of sex; Vivian, the main character, is a prostitute. She meets her “prince” and is swept off of her feet, but what this really means is that she is bought for an entire week by a handsome, wealthy business man. One would assume that he was buying her for sex, but this is not your average prostitute transaction....   [tags: classic cinderella story, literary analysis]
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Poverty and Wealth in Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel - How did the cultural and socioeconomic status of the Grimm brothers as well as the conditions in 1800 Germany influence the theme of poverty and wealth in “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel” There have been several scholarly debates that the Grimm brothers were among the pioneering contributors of the kind of German nationalism whose tragic consequences engulfed the twentieth century. Disregarding questions over the validity of this statement, what remains evident is the invaluable influence the Grimm brothers had on the new culture of the German society through their writings....   [tags: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel]
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A Cinderella Story - A Cinderella Story      When examining adaptations of fairytales you must look at the original source. This can be a very difficult task because with fairytales we never really know where the original came from. I will base my paper on the theory that the original tale of Cinderella comes from the Grimm Brothers version of Ashputtle. In comparison we will examine two movies. First there is the Disney version Cinderella. Secondly we will look at the movie 'Ever After'.      Characterization is an important aspect of any story or film, because it sets what the entire film will be about, and how the audience will absorb it....   [tags: Cinderella Fairytale Essays] 1279 words
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Anne Sexton's Retelling of Cinderella - Anne Sexton's Retelling of Cinderella Michelangelo, perhaps the most gifted sculptor and painter of all times, once said that "geniuses stand on the shoulders of other geniuses." As Michelangelo built upon the brilliance of his predecessors, Anne Sexton does the same with her poem "Cinderella". Fairy tales originated as oral traditions and were passed along and sculpted by thousands of story tellers....   [tags: Sexton Cinderella Poem Poetry] 1004 words
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Comparing Cinderella and Ever After - Comparing Cinderella and Ever After When most people think of the movie, "Cinderella';, they think of the animated Disney version with the little mice and the happy ending where Cinderella marries the prince and they live happily ever after. While the movie "Ever After'; is based on "Cinderella';, it is not animated, but still has many of the same characteristics as the Disney version. Of course it is not exactly the same, and since it is not animated there are many differences. In "Ever After';, Drew Barrymore portrays the character Cinderella, who in the beginning of this movie is called Danielle....   [tags: Movies Film Ever After Cinderella Essays] 1194 words
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Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince De Beaumont, Little Mermaid by Andersen and Cinderella by Perrault - Young girls are often stuck in a world of make believe, they are fed fairytales, dream up unimaginable views of reality and believe everyone will find their prince charming. This unrealistic perspective is formed through their experiences with different fairytales. As G.K. Chesterton tells the fairytale are a realistic world for children, “Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten”. Fairytales lead these girls to believe that in order to find true love there is some sort of intense journey one must go on....   [tags: love, sacrifice, Cinderella, Little Mermaid]
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Colette Dowling's The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independency - Colette Dowling's The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independency In her book, The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independency, Ms. Colette Dowling states her belief in a condition which she names "the Cinderella complex", being an intricate system of beliefs put upon women which make them feel as if they must be submissive to the wills of others, seemingly less intelligent than they truly are. However, with a more detailed analysis of the tale of Cinderella, Dowling would have realized that this is not a completely accurate naming of her discovered complex....   [tags: Dowling Cinderella Complex Essays] 1362 words
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Comparing Perrault's Cinderella with Disney's Cinderella - ... Cinderella forgives the step sisters and marries the step sisters to the great lords of the castle. The prince marries Cinderella, however, Perrault does not mention about the prince and Cinderella living happily ever after. In spite of these differences, there are some similarities between Perrault’s Cinderella and Walt Disney’s Cinderella. Similar to Walt Disney, Perrault shows many differences between Cinderella and a modern woman who is living in the western culture, today. Adults reading Perrault’s Cinderella, today, notice that Cinderella’s characteristics do not resemble a modern western woman....   [tags: original fairy tale versus film adaptation] 984 words
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The Evolution of Cinderella - ... One of the changes caused by the difference in time era and intended audience for both of these stories is plot. The next change caused by the difference in time era and intended audience for both of these stories is the way the characters are presented. Characters are the glue of a story without them the story would just fall apart; with each revision of a story a character's role and demeanor can change causing the overall voice to change as well. The time era and intended audience of these two stories are different, which in turn, causes the characters' behaviors to change....   [tags: characters, plot, themes] 533 words
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Analysis of Cinderella - ... it's like a dream. A wonderful dream come true!” (Cinderella to her Fairy Godmother.) Cinderella attends the ball and the prince falls deeply in love with her. The stepsisters do not recognize her, but are very jealous of her elegance and beauty. On the second night of the ball, she loses track of time, and when the clock strikes midnight, she hurries away leaving behind a single glass slipper. The prince retrieves the abandoned slipper. He has every young lady in the land try it on in hopes of finding the lovely baroness....   [tags: tale, heroine, life lessons] 564 words
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The Cinderella Man - The Great Depression of the 1930’s caused widespread poverty, but the popular culture of the time did not reflect this. People wanted to escape from this harsh time so movies, dancing and sports became very popular. Radios broadcasted boxing matches and boxers became stars. The heavyweight champion James J. Braddock aka “Cinderella Man,” gained popularity. James Braddock gained fame by winning many fights and proving everyone wrong when they said he was too old and couldn’t win. James Braddock took his father’s lessons to heart when he practiced fighting in the old schoolyard before he reached his teenage years....   [tags: Biography]
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Christopher and Cinderella - As Christopher soothed his aching backside, he heard the cottage door swing open, and he stopped rubbing himself all together. The prince was determined to salvage whatever dignity he had left, and not take to massaging his buttocks in the presence of a lady. Christopher looked towards the direction of the sound, but instead of seeing a servant girl exiting the cottage, he found that an attractive, gray blob was running directly to him. "Are you all right?" the gray blob asked, but then shrieked, "Oh, just look at the window....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 968 words
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The Ultimate Ending: Cinderella and Hamlet - The ultimate ending We have often read bed time stories that at the end everyone living happily ever after. Growing up several of us read the Cinderella story. After reading the Hamlet story I found some similarities even though the ending was not a happily ever after. Cinderella found a new meaning to her life through her prince charming at the end of the story but her journey getting there wasn't the prettiest. She struggled with not having her real mother and also losing her father later on....   [tags: tragedy, love story, reality, Shakespeare]
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Happiness in Cinderella and The Bachelor - Completing the Equation For decades, society has introduced fairytales to children at a young age. As the children grow older, they are exposed to more stories, such as television shows. As each child grows mentally and emotionally, they are exposed to the idea that happiness can only be found in love. This love is usually found between two beautiful people, such as in ABC’s The Bachelor and Charles Perrault’s timeless fairytale “Cinderella”. Each of these exerts shed light on society’s view of happiness and the idea that we, as members of society, are expected to agree and achieve this type throughout our lifetime....   [tags: god mother, love, marriage]
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The Many Versions of Cinderella - Each person in the world has heard of Cinderella, no matter what kind of version it may be. Cinderella is the one fairy tale story that has been popular and will always be the one tale that has to be told to children. Words and story lines might be twist and turn, but in the end the knowledge of the story will be learned in similar ways. As we all know when one story is told another is created, when one is at its best then another is at its worse. One version will always be better than another, but no matter what version it might be the story will be told....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 928 words
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Historical Accuracies of The Cinderella Man - James J. Braddock possesses an enticing story of overcoming obstacles and denying defeat. Braddock was an amateur boxer before 1929 and was fairly successful. After the Stock Market Crash his career took a downturn. He lost many matches and crushed his right hand. Later, desperate for money, he participates in another match. Surprisingly he wins and becomes next in line to fight the heavyweight champion Max Baer. In a great upset he defeats the defending heavyweight champion. James Braddock’s story is told in the film: The Cinderella Man....   [tags: Film Review]
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Cinderella - In The Style of Holden - CINDERELLA – IN THE STYLE OF HOLDEN Well, if you’re reading this now, you’d probably want to know everything about me, who my parents are, what they’re like, all the stuff about my twin sister and my little stepsister. The truth is that this stuff kinda gets repetitive and dull, besides my father probably wouldn’t want to read a famous book which talks all about his tendencies to smoke and get drunk. He’d probably have a heart attack and all in a place like France, because he ditched us like five years ago....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1561 words
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The Developent of Cinderella and Snow White - This essay is NOT about Walt Disney!!!!. Before there was a written language, fairy tales were stories passed on by mouth from generation to generation. Such stories often mirrored the culture to which they were being told and were used to illustrate moral and ethical lessons. Even though each tale began in a different community, or even on a different continent, their basic elements are strikingly similar and the use of fantastical imagery continues to appeal to people of all ages. Over time, the tales’ major components have merged together and made their way into modern day movies, television shows and bedtime stories....   [tags: Essay on Fairy Tales]
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A Cinderella Story the Movie - ... Her life takes a dramatic turn when she finds out the true identity of her online beau to be the popular Austin Ames Nardee 2 (Chad Michael Murray). She makes a mad dash back to reality, leaving him clueless as to who she really is. While trying to cope with all the hardships going on in her life, she is forced to find the courage to be herself and claim the life that she has always wanted. The story of Cinderella continues to grow as the screenplay of this films tells the classic fairy tale in a contemporary setting....   [tags: film analysis] 964 words
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The Great Depression and the Cinderella Man - Cinderella Man came out in the year 2005, it is a non fiction movie directed by Ron Howard. It is based on the story of a boxer during the Depression, James J. Braddock. Braddock had to over come many adversities such as the economical and societal conditions. Another adversity he had to overcome was living in the Depression and all the things that go along with that. Braddock’s character traits shown in the movie are all important and appropriate due to the harshness of those times. The economical and societal conditions and their changes during the film had a dramatic affect on the story....   [tags: Essay]
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The Great Depression in "Cinderella Man" - The Great Depression is seen as one of the most sorrowful and desolate times in the history of the United States. This time was the longest period of recession ever seen by this nation so far. It lasted from 1929 to 1939, over ten years of complete confusion and despondency within the people. Many Americans were affected greatly by this tragic time and sacrificed much of their lives so that they and their families may have the chance to live. This act of desperation can be seen throughout the movie, The Cinderella Man, where a professional boxer, Jim Braddock, becomes crippled by the depression, both economically and spiritually....   [tags: Literary Elements] 1586 words
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Book Report on the Chinese Cinderella - ... Sacred Heart is also known as Shengxin Primary School. It's located at 325 Shen North Road, Lane on the 11th (Google). This is an example of absolute location because it has an address. Time went by until it was 1949 and Shanghai became too dangerous to live in. Adeline was now the only one left at her school. One day, her Aunt Reine took her out of school and explained that Adeline's family had "fled to Hong Kong three months ago" (137). Hong Kong is 22.2783° N, 114.1589° E (Google). This is an example of absolute location because it includes both latitude and longitude location....   [tags: family, school, location, place, region] 1223 words
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Cinderella's Theories - The classic fairy tale of Cinderella easily connects with three different perspectives of social science – anthropology, sociology and psychology. Anthropology, being the study of cultures, relates to Cinderella regarding how the characters were brought up through their cultural background. The perspective of sociology – people within groups and social structures – explains how and why the different conflicts arise within the story. Psychology studies mental processes and behaviour, analysing Freudian decisions of Cinderella and what might have been her mental state in the fairy tale....   [tags: Social Science, Anthropology, Sociology]
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Cinderella Man - Cinderella Man is a flim based on the rise of World Championship boxer James Braddock. Braddock's life was affected heavily by the great depression, and the film does well to show this. The film also does a good job of chronicling the life of the everyday man during the great depression. This essay aims to discuss the role of the stock market crash in the beginning of the great depression, the effects of the depression on the life of the everyday man, and the effects of the depression on the life of James J Braddock and his family....   [tags: Film Analysis] 696 words
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"Cinderella": The Grimm Brothers v. Disney - The commonly used saying, “they lived happily ever after,” originates from early fairy tales. Fairy tales are stories that feature fanciful characters that convey a moral to teach children lessons and values that they will keep for the rest of their lives. The original story of “Cinderella” by the Grimm Brothers and the later Disney version Cinderella (1950) are both descriptions of a legendary fairy tale of a kind and gentle girl who overcomes the rancor of her stepmother and stepsisters and ultimately finds a happy ending....   [tags: compare, contrast] 801 words
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Anthological, Psychological, and Socialogical Analysis of Cinderella - ... Families generally live, experience changes, and make decisions all together. The parent’s job is to provide their children with necessities for life and affection. Although they have these characteristics, families can be very different from one another. There are many roles in a family such as conventional roles in which women work at home while the man works outside the home to provide money(Roles Within a Family). Cinderella’s family consisted of conventional roles as the father was absent since he worked outside the house and the mother cared for the children....   [tags: gender, role, family, marriage, theory] 2226 words
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Sibling Rivalry: Cinderella by Charles Perrault - Any child growing up will be enamored by the lustrous glorified ending of a fairytale; most notably Walt Disney’s. As this child progresses into maturity a realization of how the world actually revolves occurs demeaning their once happy thought. Charles Perrault wrote his version of Cinderella to appeal towards the naïve, yet inquire those with sophisticated intellect. A mask is created by the mysticism of magic and buoyant endings. Beneath that masquerade lies wretchedness within family and how at times freedom is only possible with the help of something non-existent....   [tags: Walt Disney, Fairy Godmother]
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Cinderella's Reality Story - ... I will get to work right away.” She scrambled to the kitchen and getting all the cleaning supplies and her chorus list. She was finishing all her work and the only thing she needed to do was to get a dress, put on make makeup and her hair done. She thought she can do that tomorrow. She went to bed and daydreaming and dreaming in her sleep how wonderful it’s going to be at the dance. It was the next day, She was so happy. In the morning she prepared everyone breakfast. Then, her step-mother announced to her, “Cinderella, your chorus are on the fridge and I need you to clean the basement because I am having a party tomorrow.” Cinderella was devastated when she heard this....   [tags: a modern twist on a classic fairy tale] 935 words
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Grimm's Cinderella Story - The Grimm’s stories have strict criteria for good and evil. Good women are not the hero, they do not plan, nor do they get themselves out of bad situations; they are obtuse and wait until a Prince saves them. These qualities doom the female protagonists (and readers) to pursue the only destiny women have, and that is to be a wife and mother (Rowe, 1978). Cinderella is the heroine and the ideal good girl. She is unambiguously beautiful, kind, and compassionate. She does not complain or get angry....   [tags: women, good, evil]
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Charles Perrault’s Cinderella - In "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, the story depicts an imaginative fairytale through the hardships of a mistreated daughter and the magic of a fairy; in essence, Cinderella demonstrates that focusing on materialism is more important and more effective other than working up the path to majesty. Cinderella is a character who is often mistreated by her stepmother and god sisters. Bearing unsuitable personalities, they treat her harshly, leaving all of the chores to her. However, she admits that her tattered clothes are not worthy of a formal event, and continues to be belittled by her stepsisters....   [tags: imaginitive fairytale, hardhips, step daughter]
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Anne Sexton: Cinderella - As many of us know, our world today is not short of sarcasm. Many times sarcasm can be funny but other times it can cause harm. But in Anne Sexton’s poem, she uses sarcasm to throw her audience back to actuality, even a midst a fairytale element. In Anne Sexton’s poem, Cinderella she uses sarcasm and a basis of the true tale to make what many would call a “mockery” of the original Grimm Tale. Sexton does not refer to the Grimm brothers in her poem, for she considers this re-telling her own creation, uniquely by using irony to her advantage....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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America, the Great Depression, and The Cinderella Man - In October 1929, the United States stock market crashed due to panic selling. This crash started a rippling effect that contributed to a world wide economic crisis called the Great Depression. This crash was such a shock because of the economic expansion of the 1920’s when the Dow Jones average reached an all time high of three hundred eighty one. The year 1928 was a time of optimism and the stock market had become a place where everyday people truly believed that they could become rich. People everywhere were talking about the market and newspapers were reporting stories of ordinary people such as chauffeurs, maids, and teachers making millions off the stock market....   [tags: Film Review, US History]
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Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah - Chinese Cinderella is a compelling autobiography by Adeline Yen Mah, a struggling child, yearning for acceptance and love in her dysfunctional family. In this novel of “a ‘secret story of an unwanted daughter”, Adeline presents her stepmother Niang, as a violent, impatient, biased, domineering and manipulative demon. Analysing the language used by the author, we can discover how effectively she does this. Although Niang explicitly demonstrates her blatant favouritism towards her actual birth kids, shunning the likes of her stepchildren, some of her nasty traits cannot be avoided by even the most loved of her children....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Culture] 838 words
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Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah - ... Soon after the end of World War II, a civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communists came about in 1945, which led to the defeat of the Kuomintang and the formation of the People's Republic of China. Common issues after the war consisted of starvation, malnutrition and disease among the people. Then, after the Great Leap Forward movement failed, Chairman Mao established the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in attempt to change customs and industrialization for more Communist power....   [tags: childhood neglect, emotional abuse] 1424 words
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Summary of Cinderella - As children most of our life lessons were acquired through the simplicity of fairy tales. Subliminal messages taught us to always believe in true love and that good wins out over evil. Young and naïve, as children, all we desired was a good story and a nap, but the lessons we learned lasted a lifetime. Growing up my beloved fairy tale was Cinderella, not only does true love win but good wins over evil and eventually the world is set right. Once upon a time in a kingdom far away, lived a beautiful girl and her frail father....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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Cinderella In Therapy - Cinderella in Therapy In the movie “Cinderella,” Cinderella is a maid to an evil stepmother and two very heartless and obnoxious stepsisters. The only reason that Cinderella still puts up with their orders is an example of the Behavioral perspective. The Behavioral Perspective puts emphasis on learning by experience with rewards and punishments. She knows that if she does not do the chores, she will be punished or thrown out of the household. She does not have anywhere to go because her mother and father have passed away....   [tags: essays research papers] 661 words
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Anne Sexton’s Cinderella Story - ... Another way that the tone can be understood is that the author is preceding the story with bitterness or jealousy. Cinderella was very rich during her childhood, and after her mother’s death she became a housemaid because of her evil step mother and stepsisters. This implies Cinderella’s childhood “toilets to riches” fairytale as one that is looked upon with negative feelings. The use of tone “toilets to riches” draws in with the importance of the first 4 stanzas, and this is what the author is trying to say in the introduction of her story, starting from the Irish sweepstakes, the love object of royalty, and the insurance collector....   [tags: changes, original story] 961 words
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A Russian Cinderella - A Russian Cinderella Larissa Palovski hurried through the closing marketplace, clutching a long black shawl around her face and long, dark hair to keep out the approaching Russian winter's bite. The vegetable traders were closing up their stalls or serving their last customers, not that there was much to sell, with the war shortages being what they now were. An old peasant woman gingerly proffered a fistful of coins to a turnip seller, and received a moulded specimen of food in exchange....   [tags: Papers] 645 words
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Cinderella Tam and Cam Vs the Alonquin Cinderella - Cinderella is one of the most famous fairy tales among children and adults; and has been an ongoing legend for many centuries. It is a tale that has been told generation after generation and has developed slowly over the passage of time along with its characters. In fact, the story of Cinderella is so appealing that several different versions of the fairy tale have since appeared in various cultures, from the Native American version, "The Rough-Faced-Girl", to a Vietnamese version, "Tam and Cam." The different versions may be based on very distinct beliefs, but they all have one thing in common, that being that they all engage in the moral imagination that good always overcomes evil....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 776 words
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Cinderella - Oppression of Women by Women - Cinderella - Oppression of Women by Women Throughout the ages women have always appeared to be victims of oppression by men. There are many cultures and religions that have separate rules for the men and the women. Traditional gender roles have cast men as the providers, while women are the nurturers and stay home to keep the house clean, cook, and care for the children and their husbands. Even the clothes men and women wear are subject to the different rules. Men are free to dress without restraint in order to get the job done, where as women are required to dress modestly - in some religions covered from head to toe, and compelled to cover their hair in others....   [tags: Comparative Literature feminism ]
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A Ladys Maid and Cinderella - A Ladys Maid and Cinderella The Lady’s Maid and Cinderella: Two Similar Storylines Children’s stories are often simple, with loveable characters and a feel-good ending. However, these simple plots sometimes have an underlying meaning that may be the basis for adult stories with social, intellectual, or emotional themes. For example, The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is not only about a girl who is looking for the way home who meets some charming friends along the way. It was written as Populist propaganda for the entire Populist movement of the early 1900’s....   [tags: essays papers] 1377 words
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Role of Cinderella in Modern Times - Role of Cinderella in Modern Times There are many fairy tales told to children in the United States. My personal favorite was, is, and always will be the tale of Cinderella. The story is as follows: A young girl's mother dies, leaving her alone with her father. As the little girl grows up, she and her father become very close, and he treats her like a little princess. One day, he tells her that he is remarrying. At first, the woman and her two daughters are kind to the girl, but this all soon ends....   [tags: essays papers] 919 words
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Jane Eyre, the Cinderella Copy - Cinderella is a classic fairytale almost every person knows. Such recognition was earned through time and it’s originality. Yet from this well-known tale, many stories have stemmed into their own interesting aspects of virtually the same plot with similar characters. One of the related stories is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Brontë uses the main character Jane as Cinderella who finds her prince charming. Even though Jane Eyre contains more about human nature and less of magic, it still resembles the Cinderella archetype through Jane’s early life and her relationship with Rochester....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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Differences Between the Grimm Brother's and Disney's Cinderella - The Glass Slipper Fairytales, the short stories that most children heard as they went to bed, are actually folktales from previous decades. The fairytales today are primarily adaptations of older versions recreated by Disney— the pioneers of this generation. With that said, the modern versions consistently display good triumphing over evil, a prince charming that constantly came to the rescue, and a happily ever after ending. However, the original folktale version didn’t always come with fortunate events, but often were more violent and gruesome....   [tags: Glass Slipper, Fairy Godmother]
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If the Shoe Fits: A Comparative Analysis of Cinderella and Pretty Woman - Attention Getter. Fairy tales portray the idea that anything is possible for someone no matter the person or their social class. The fairy tale of Cinderella tells a story of a woman who has nothing in life, but, with help, finds a prince with whom she lives “happily ever after.” The fairy tale, however, fails to acknowledge that there is any love between the prince and Cinderella, a key aspect of a relationship. The movie Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall, illustrates the Cinderella idea that a man knows what he wants in a woman, but also that he must be in love....   [tags: movie, cultural]
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Cinderella A Fairy Tale That Creates Many Stereotypes - Fairy tales and movies can be very similar or very different in many ways. But wait. What exactly is a fairy tale. Well, to me a fairy tale exists when a short story can fulfill ones imaginations. After reading many short stories I then ask myself are these stories beneficial to young children. Do we really want our kids to imitate certain traits these characters portray. I argue that the fairy tale “Cinderella,” creates several stereotypes. By “sterotypes” Im implying that fairy tales are starting to create expectations on how much power a women or men can possess....   [tags: brothers grimm, rodgers and hammerstein]
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Cinderella - Cinderella I think most everyone knows the story of Cinderella, made famous by Walt Disney after making its big debut on screen in 1950; the movie was so popular that it was again released five times within a thirty-seven year span. In 1970, Anne Sexton wrote her own version of Cinderella. In this work of art, she speaks of how a `Cinderella' lives in every day life, whether it is the plumber who wins the lottery, or the milkman turned real estate agent. She then proceeds to tell her version of the Cinderella story, a little morbid, but after reading her biography, quite understandable....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 831 words
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cinderella - Cinderella: Once Upon A Time The story of Cinderella has appealed to a number of audiences since its earliest dated version in A.D. 850. Even with the extensive selection of fairy tales in existence, "Cinderella" is undoubtedly the best known in the world, with over 700 versions of this story available. However, this popularity is not limited strictly to literature, for the Cinderella theme is also seen in many movie productions. Two movies, Walt Disney's Cinderella and Andy Tennant's Ever After: A Cinderella Story, are of particular interest....   [tags: essays research papers] 1565 words
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Cinderella. by Anne Sexton and The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Anne Sexton’s “Cinderella” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” deal strongly with the concept of perfection. Both works have a focus on the unattainability of perfection, yet their authors view this fact in different lights. For Sexton, the ease with which Cinderella obtains her so called “happily ever after” is sickeningly unrealistic. For Hawthorne’s Aylmer, it is the pursuit of total perfection that causes him to ignore just how perfect his life really is and the ruin to which his pursuits bring him....   [tags: Perfection, Unattainability, Thematic Analysis]
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What the Cinderella Story Has to Teach Young Girls - At first glance, what makes a fairy tale a fairy tale may seem obvious—some kind of magic, hidden symbols, repetition, and of course it’s evident it’s fiction—but fables are more than that. As Arthur Schelesinger puts it, it’s about “[expanding] imagination” and gaining understanding of mysterious places (618). While doing this, it also helps children to escape this world, yet teach a lesson that the reader may not be conscious of. A wonderful story that achieves all of this is Cinderella, but not the traditional tale many American’s have heard....   [tags: Literature, The Rough Faced Girl]
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Sociology and Feminism in Disney´s Cinderella and Snow White - There is a lot of debate around Disney films concerning the representation of women and its relation to identity formation. Many sociologist and feminists argue that the ways in which Disney princesses are depicted in films are problematic due to the domesticated and inferior positioning of them. It is believed that these characters and their imagined roles to be positively correlated to the historical and social context unfolding at the time. Here, I will discuss the significance of two Disney princesses, Snow White and Cinderella, and compare and contrast their treatment in a sociological and feminist framework....   [tags: Gender, Roles,Stereotypes]
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Great Expectations - A Cinderella Story - Great Expectations - A Cinderella Story In the profound novel, Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, the main character "Pip" is put through many tests that examine the type of man Pip strives to be and the type of man Pip really is. Pip's relationships with two central characters, Tom and Magwitch, are examined closely in this essay, and through these relationships, Pip's character is visible. Great Expectations is, in a sense, a Cinderella story in which Pip's fairy godmother turns out to be a convict running from the law....   [tags: Great Expectations] 1282 words
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Barbie and Cinderella as Mirrors and Models by Allison Hostetler - ... Discussing the issues of gender and money connect to my topic, of body image, in many different aspects. One way that it could affect body image, is that money can buy things to make one’s image appear better than someone who is less fortunate and can not buy to have their bodies look like societies definition of an “ideal” body. Both men and women have a standard by which society thinks that their bodies should look like. Women, however have different standards than men and vise versa. Society ‘s “ideal” body for women is that they should be thin and have no fat on them....   [tags: body image, the guerilla girls] 1259 words
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Comparing Jane Eyre, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast - Many themes are brought into the readers' attention in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and when first reading the novel, we all tend to see it as a work built around the theme of family and Jane's continuous search for home and acceptance. The love story seems to fall into second place and I believe that the special relationship between Jane and Mr. Rochester needs to be thoroughly discussed and interpreted, because it holds many captivating elements, such as mystery, passion or even betrayal....   [tags: literary analysis, charlotte bronte]
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Cinderella Syndrome - Cinderella Syndrome I think the time has come for someone to write “Cinderella: The Sequel.” How did we get here. In 1697, French writer Charles Perrault updated an age-old fairy tale about a young woman named Cinderella to appeal to his contemporaries, French nobility and bourgeoisie. So many of the early versions of the tale boasted a very resourceful young woman who played an active role in her destiny. Perrault, however wrote his Cinderella as a well-mannered, docile, selfless women who would fit seamlessly with the ideal 17th century upper-class society....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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Determination and Instinct in the Brothers Grimm's Cinderella - As children, most of our life lessons are acquired through the simplicity of fairy tales. Subliminal messages taught us to always believe in true love and in the eternal victory of good over evil. This is the case in the Brothers Grimm’s “Cinderella”, a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression followed by triumphant reward, where true love conquers all and eventually sets the world right. Cinderella is a fallen princess who finally meets with tough reality, bearing headstrong grit and perseverance....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Cinderella Man - The Man, the Father, the Legend In Damon Runyon's Cinderella Man From its title, one gets the idea this story is going to be a myth about redemption and empowerment. In actuality, this is a tremendous true story about a man named Jimmy Braddock who lives out a fairy tale, not a sugar coated fairy tale, but more of a grimace one. Cinderella Man is a film of survival and people finding strength within, to do what they have to do to carry on, particularly for what it takes a man to provide for his family....   [tags: Damon Runyon] 1536 words
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Cinderella vs. Danielle de Barbarac - Cinderella vs. Danielle de Barbarac Throughout history, women have been portrayed as the weaker sex. Truthfully, many women are just as physically and emotionally strong as men. Cinderella’s strengths have been shown in the movies Ever After and Cinderella. In Ever After, a woman lost the only person that she ever really loved, but later found true love through the hardships of her lonely life. In Cinderella, a woman eventually found the love that she had always dreamed of throughout her slave-driven life....   [tags: essays research papers] 849 words
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A Critique of “ ‘Cinderella’ : A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts by Bruno Bettelheim - ... He states that when children are experiencing the devastating effects of sibling rivalry they feel as if they can relate to “Cinderella”. He states that the child may think to himself that he is being mistreated just like “Cinderella” was even when he has no reason to. This feeling, he says, can last for long periods of time, periods of time in which the child begins to feel a certain amount of truth toward his or her situation. Bettelheim concludes this point by stating that the events of “Cinderella” create vivid emotions deep within the child that become very convincing - potentially more so than the child’s own life experiences....   [tags: Conflict, Childhood] 1291 words
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Novel, Jane Eyre, Reminds Us of Fairytales - ... Jane Eyre wished for nothing more than to leave that horrible place behind and all the terrible people there along with it, and she hoped and prayed until that day finally came. Finally, ten miserable years later, it did. She arrives at her new castle, Thornfield, where she meets her Prince Charming, Edward Rochester. When she arrives, Mr. Rochester is not around but she finds out from the housekeeper, Mrs. Fairfax that “You feel it when he speaks to you: you cannot always be sure whether he is in jest or earnest, whether he is pleased or the contrary: you don’t thoroughly understand him,” which are all things that become evident to us as the novel unravels, while also making us view Mr....   [tags: princess, cinderella, orphan]
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Women in Movies and Feminist Movement in the United States - Movies are a big part of people’s lives; everyone has a favorite movie, or set of movies. They have impacted people’s lives since they were first made, and continue to do so today. In recent years, movies have cast women to play the roles of heroes. Although women have been playing heroic roles recently, they have always been role models in movies, which have set examples for future generations, empowered women, and have shed light on the feminist movement in the U.S. Women have been in movies since they first started playing on the big screen, they have played an assortment of roles, the damsel in distress, the first one to die, the poor scullery maid who ends up a princess, the...   [tags: cinderella, american teenagers, enactments]
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Cinderella : A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts, by Bruno Bettelheim - Most children experience agony and hope as they face the struggles of sibling rivalry throughout their childhood. This situation has been experienced by children, of whom may or may not have siblings, for hundreds of years. Several stories represent this crisis, including the Biblical story of Abel and Cain which was written over 3000 years ago. Abel of whom was forced to be Cain’s ash-brother. Cain had developed an intense feeling of jealousy of Abel when his offering to the Lord was rejected while Abel’s was accepted....   [tags: literary analysis, enchantment]
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The Television Episode Barbie Life in the Dream House - ... She seems like the perfect older sister taking her sisters with her to multiple adventures. Along with the two sisters Barbie is shown going shopping and just having a great time with her friends. Right on the introduction song the villain of the story wearing the typical villain black outfit and red lipstick is introduced envying and hating Barbie’s life. The happy summer songs ends and the camera focus on a conversation that Barbie and her friend Midge are having about picking the right pair of shoes....   [tags: barbie, little girls, cinderella] 756 words
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Cinderella Man Directed by Ron Howard - ... A person who spoke Spanish like him agreed to take him across the desert. Santiago gave him all of his money and followed him through a crowded market place. An ornate sword distracted him and the thief slipped away in the crowd. Santiago then gets a job with the crystal merchant. Santiago is there for about a year. In that time, he helps make the merchant rich. After a year, he travels to the pyramids to find his treasure. Santiago leaves and meets He joins a caravan traveling to Egypt. Santiago meets an Englishman who wants to learn the secret of alchemy, or turning any metal into gold, from a famous alchemist who lives at an oasis on the way to the pyramids....   [tags: a hero's journey] 893 words
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Queens in Disney Movies - In Walt Disney’s classic films Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. The antagonist, the evil fairy queen Maleficent magically appears in the midst of the christening princess Aurora, the daughter of King Stefan and the Queen. And the Evil Queen in Snow White hunts down her step daughter because of her beauty. The question to be asked is are characters still characters over a period of time. There are many artistic values of The Evil Queen and Maleficent. The Queen is a fictional character in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and in the Disney animated film based on it....   [tags: Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Cinderella Story - Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Cinderella Story   Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre can be characterized in many ways as a variation of Cinderella. There are several versions of this popular fairy--tale. At the time Bronte’s novel was published, the Grimms’ book of tales, which included Cinderella, was very popular. According to Sally Mitchell, "The serious interest in folklore was spurred by the translation, in 1823, of the stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm." A version of Cinderella was also written by Charles Perrault....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]
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Comparison of Two Versions of Cinderella: Grimm vs. Perrault - A lot of the fairy tale stories that we have seen as young adults and even as adults are original folk tale stories that have been modified and rewritten to accommodate our new cultures. Cinderella happens to be one of these stories that have been changed over the years. There are many different versions of Cinderella, an African Cinderella, a Hungarian Cinderella and even a Chinese version. All of the Cinderella’s are similar in plot, but the author dictates the story’s theme based on the people whom he is writing for which completely changes the story’s tone, mood and other elements....   [tags: Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Charles Perrault] 967 words
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Contrasting Feelings in Perrault's Cinderella and Grimms' Aschenputtle - Charles Perrault's "Cinderella" and Wilhelm and Jacob Grimms' "Aschenputtel" both feature a mistreated, yet kind heroine who, despite overwhelming obstacles, attends a ball and marries a prince. However, the similarities between these two versions of the fairy tale end here. While Perrault's version emphasizes the moral and materialistic concerns of his middle-class audience, Grimms' focus is on the harsh realities of life associated with the peasant culture. Perrault immediately connects with the materialistic values of his middle-class audience as he describes in detail the pampered lifestyle of Cinderella's step-sisters who "lay in rooms with inlaid floors upon beds of the newest fashion"...   [tags: Literature Charles Perrault Jacob Grimms] 692 words
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