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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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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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Cinderella - ... This presented families an escape from their everyday lives. After being denied the ability to attend the prince’s ball, Cinderella wept wishing she could attend the festivities. Her fairy godmother overheard her and asked if she wished to attend. The godmother requested Cinderella to fetch a pumpkin and she turned it into a coach for transporting Cinderella. Next the mice in a trap were transformed into the finest horses. Lizards became footmen to serve Cinderella and her needs. Finally, the fairy gave Cinderella the most amazing dress yet created made of gold, silver and gems along with a pair of glass slippers....   [tags: Walt Disney, Fairy Godmother]
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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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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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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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Cinderella's Theories - ... She did not attend the ball for a chance to win the prince’s heart, but to have a great time at the ball. She rebelled against the high class group when she went to the ball even though she knew that her step mother and sisters specifically did not want her to go. By attending the ball, she suddenly became the same class as her stepsisters – just girls waiting to dance with the prince. When the prince started favouring Cinderella over the other girls, she rose to an even higher class, and when the prince married her, she was at the highest class....   [tags: Social Science, Anthropology, Sociology]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Ultimate Ending: Cinderella and Hamlet - ... That’s when her fairy god mother appeared and explained to her that she had heard her cry for help. Cinderella had a full span of unfortunate events that kept occurring throughout her life and she finally had a helping hand. The fairy god mother gave her everything she needed to be able to attend the ball but she only had one rule. The rule was that before strike of midnight she had to return because all of the magic would disappear. Cinderella was extremely excited and thought that midnight would be more than enough....   [tags: tragedy, love story, reality, Shakespeare]
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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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Grimm's Cinderella Story - ... She cooks their meals, cleans their house, and tends to their needs from the moment she stepped foot into the cottage. This imagery generalizes that women automatically and should take their place next to a man and tend to them as exhibited. Another moment of weakness that Snow White is associated with is her character and personality. She appeals to the hunter by crying and pleading, to the dwarves by crying and tending to them, and then to the Prince by her beauty. Her cries, helpfulness, innocence, and beauty are witnessed as faults....   [tags: women, good, evil]
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah - ... This is elucidated in the Chapter 5, where she informs her stepchildren about the new living arrangements. It is visible to the reader how unfairly Niang treats her stepchildren, Ye Ye and Aunt Baba, having given separate rooms to Father, Fourth Brother, Little Sister and herself, while dismissing the rest of her family to the second floor, where there is sharing of rooms. She then goes on to ban them from setting foot into the rooms on the first floor, saying that they were“not allowed to enter any of the rooms” there....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Culture] 838 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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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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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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Comparing Two Versions of Cinderella - Over centuries of children have been enjoying the classic fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers and Charles Perrault. The fanciful plots and the vivid details allow children to be entranced by characters and adventures that can only be found in these stories. One of the most beloved fairy tales, which both the Perrault and the Grimms have their own separate versions of, is Cinderella. Cinderella is able to show how both versions are able to feed off the same plots while personifying the century and social economic situation in which they have lived....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays Fairytale]
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Compare/Contrast Cinderella Essay - Compare/Contrast Cinderella Essay      â€œThe Walt Disney Company is a powerful economic and cultural phenomenon known throughout the United States and the world as a provider of family entertainment (Maltin, 1, 308). Its media and entertainment holdings establish it as a central communicator in contemporary life. As such, it provides many of the first narratives children use to learn about the worldâ€. (Ward, 1). Disney has always been family oriented making it one of the main attractions of reading something Disney....   [tags: Essays Compare Vietnam Essays]
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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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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. by Anne Sexton and The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... That the sisters believe they can simply chop a toe or one of their ankles off without the prince noticing anything is nothing short of ridiculous. The last stanza is perhaps the pinnacle of Sexton’s argument. Cinderella and the Prince live an impossibly perfect life after the wedding, never bothered by the anxieties of “diapers or dust” (Sexton 299), or dealing with the events seen in a long marriage such as “telling the same story twice,” (Sexton 299). It even appears that the lucky couple even escape those bodily signs indicative of aging, such as “a middle-aged spread,” (Sexton 299)....   [tags: Perfection, Unattainability, Thematic Analysis]
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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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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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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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Eating Disorders - Women's Magazines and Cinderella - Women's Magazines and Cinderella      In the world today much of the literature aimed at the feminine audience keeps us trapped in the role of "Cinderella." We think of ourselves as the poor, helpless, and uncared for woman who needs to be saved. The covers, the advertisements, and most articles in women's magazines reinforce what it means to be an ideal woman in today's society.   Pick up most any feminine magazine in your grocery store today, and it will define for you what it to be feminine in the year 2000....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Eliza's Transformation in Shaw's Pygmalion - Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is a play that shows a great change in the character Eliza Doolittle. As Eliza lives in poverty, she sells flowers to earn her living. Eliza does not have an education. This shows through the way that she does not have the most proper way of speaking. This happens through when Eliza is speaking to the other characters when she meets then when she is still at a low level of poverty in her life. To understand the reasons Eliza is able to change and be changed into an almost Cinderella like character....   [tags: Pygmalion, compare, contrast, cinderella] 2234 words
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Brothers Grimm - ... For example, in Tangled, Rapunzel is not forced to deal with such topics as physical abuse and premarital sex as she is in the Brothers Grimm’s Rapunzel. Disney shows that the girl’s true love saves her and they live happily ever after, while Grimm’s story throws in the prince falling from the tower into a bush of thorns, where he is blinded until Rapunzel cries for him. The original story also ends with Rapunzel bearing twin children and struggling to care for them before she gets her happy ending with her prince....   [tags: fairytales, Disney, feminism, 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 Versions of Cinderella Grimm vs. Perrault - Missing Works Cited 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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Cinderella : A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts, by Bruno Bettelheim - ... This causes the child to become jealous toward his other siblings because he wants to be the parent’s favorite kid, not the least favorite. Bettelheim then uses a Biblical example to illustrate this point. In the book of Genesis there is a man named Joseph who, because of parental favoritism, is forced into slavery. However, he eventually rises into power with only the Pharaoh above him. His siblings come to him begging for food, but they do not recognize him in such an elevated position. This example is a perfect connection with the “Cinderella Myth” because it shows the same basic points of the Cinderella stories; he was forced to be a slave but somehow surpassed his siblings....   [tags: literary analysis, enchantment]
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