Cinderella A Fairy Tale That Creates Many Stereotypes

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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 taleCinderella,” 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. Stereotypes even go deeper than the power an individual is able to obtain.
After reading the Brothers Grimm version of “Cinderella,” and watching the film version by Rodgers and Hammerstein, I saw many significant differences and similarities between the two. The similarities and differences I will touch on are diversity, gender issues, characteristics, interpretation, and exaggeration. The list can go on and on, but the bigger picture I want everyone to see is “sterotypes,” that are created from this particular short story/film.
Both versions tell of a young lady, Cinderella whose fathter marries a wicked woman who hated her. The woman and kids would boss Cinderella around an mistreat her. Yet both versions vary greatly when it comes to diversity. Unlike the Grimm Brothers version the film by Rodgers and Hammerstein displayed women of all cultures. They gave the Cinderella story a modern twist and more of a magical feel. You hardly ever see an African-American as an lead character of an fairy tale. Many sterotypes can be created when it comes to race in fairy tales. This film give other races hope for change. From this film I grasp the whole idea of everyone being...

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