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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, ] 1462 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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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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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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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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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 - ... When it comes to delivering a piece of literature that has been a part of our culture for centuries, one does not ruin that “sacred sect” if you will, where audiences go to be belittled and shown ideals for a life that many times does not deliver. When the reader starts off the story, they can’t help but wonder what maze they are being driven through when they find that there are modern descriptions to a dated tale. When Sexton uses the ending, “That story.” she is demonstrating sarcasm and relating reality to a story that hints to a non-reality....   [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 - ... After discovering the truth, she set out on a ship to poison her daughter. She was successful, and the prince laid his deceased bride in a special room to rest. After he remarried and his new wife came upon the body, she removed the poisonous splinter from Gold-Tree’s finger and brought the beautiful woman back to life. Simultaneously, Silver-Tree visited the well and was angered by the answer. She set out to poison her daughter again, but was outsmarted by the prince’s second wife who was able to poison and kill Silver-Tree....   [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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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 - ... This infuriates Philip Stuckey who goes to Edward’s penthouse where he finds Vivian. Blaming the business change on Vivian, Philip attacks Vivian only to be shortly stopped by the arriving Edward. Vivian leaves the penthouse to return to her apartment and starts to pack so that she can go back to school to get an education. Before she leaves, Edward pulls up to her apartment in his limo and, overcoming his fear of heights, climbs the fire escape to get back Vivian. Along with pop culture, numerous scholars have written of the Cinderella story....   [tags: movie, cultural]
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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 - ... This girl only wishes for happiness and is so confident in herself that she ultimately achieves it. The message is that life may not always be fair, and difficult situations will arise for every type of person, it’s how it is handled that matters. It’s important to keep one’s own integrity and hold on to hope. Also, this tale is able to fit in repetition despite the short length. It appears when the sister brings different women to the hut in the same way each time, asking the same serious of questions to each woman (639)....   [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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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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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" (Classics, 17)....   [tags: Literature Charles Perrault Jacob Grimms] 692 words
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The Effects of Fairy Tales in Anne Sexton's "Cinderella" - Fairy tales have always been focused towards children ever since Walt Disney took over the industry of remaking these stories. He took out all of the gore and some of the violence to make it more acceptable for children. With Anne Sexton's version of Cinderella, she brings back the gore and violence to its full capacity just like with the original Brothers Grimm story. Sexton's poetic version of Cinderella gives a humorous and eye-opened twist to this classic fairy tale. What brings all of these stories together is the way they all socialize women to make them naive....   [tags: Poetry] 708 words
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Ashputtle by The Brothers Grimm - Jessica was suspicious of the queen, and rightfully so. When the queen entered the black room, the ghastly sight caused Jessica to faint in disgust. Suspicious, black, ghastly. These are just a few of the words an author can use to imply evil in a character. The connotation of dark as evil is prevalent in many stories throughout the history of western civilization. Fairy tales “emanate from specific struggles to humanize [forces initially perceived to be evil], which have terrorized our minds and communities in concrete ways” (Zipes), and their usually-heroic endings make us forget on a conscious level the lessons they’ve taught us....   [tags: Oppression Female Cinderella] 1121 words
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Adeline Yen Mahs Presentation of Chinese Culture in Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mahs Presentation of Chinese Culture in Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah was born in 1937 in China during cultural upheaval. 'Chinese Cinderella' is an autobiography of Yen Mah's life during the ages of 4-14 years. As the book is a portrait that is only written from Yen Mah's view over life it would differ if someone else wrote it. The Chinese culture, traditions and history changed dramatically when the French involved themselves in their lives. Yen Mah actually lived in a French concession, this meant that she and any other Chinese people living in the area, were classed as second-class people over the French in their own country....   [tags: Papers] 1671 words
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A Critique of Colette Dowling?s excerpt of The Cinderella Complex: Wo - The “battle of the sexes” that rages on today is just as strong as it has always been. Although an ever-increasing number of opinions are being heard and made known, many people are still ignorant and hold on to traditional views that can sometimes be damaging. Even though there has been much progress in the ways of communication and understanding, much is still needed to be done and improved upon. Colette Dowling is a well-respected author on women’s psychological issues who uses her personal experiences and insights to enlighten women about themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 1501 words
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Love in One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker and Cinderella’s Diary by Ron Koertge - ... In “One Perfect Rose” the tone, as stated above, starts off in genuine appreciation. The rose received is seen as being perfect, a symbol of the lover’s love, deliberately chosen for its beauty and within it “his heart enclosed”. Sarcasm is not used in the beginning because the speaker is honestly happy, not realizing yet that she is not completely satisfied with such a small gesture in her eyes. “Cinderella’s Diary”s sarcasm takes place throughout due to the speaker’s negative feelings towards the types of love shown, wanting no part in the over the top and, to her, ridiculous shows of affection....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Fairy Tales: Changing with the Culture and Community - Once upon a time, there was a literary genre commonly know as fairy tales. They were mystical and wonderful and a child’s fantasy. These fairy tales were drastically misunderstood throughout many centuries, however. They endured a hard life of constant changing and editing to fit what the people of that time wanted. People of our own time are responsible for some of the radical changes endured by this undeserved genre. Now, these fairy tales had a young friend named Belle. Belle thought she knew fairy tales very well, but one day she found out just how wrong she was....   [tags: culture, fairy tales, cinderella, critical theory] 1688 words
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Traditional Literature: Three Cinderellas - ... The only common character shown is Cinderella; the author melds Cinderella's story with Jack's (from "Jack's Bean Problem") and Rumpelstiltskin, so those two characters are pictured as well. The picture is done in oil and collage, with dark brown tones, an (Brown, 1954) (San Souci, 1994) (Scieszka, 1992)abstract feel, and little detail beyond the characters. We can tell by looking at the illustration alone that this is no ordinary retelling of the Cinderella story. A young woman in distress is the common main character, and there are similarities and slight differences in the woman's family, and in the prince figure, as well....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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