If they were not envious of their step-sister, they would not prohibit her from going to the ball. The patience of the kind hearted girl pays off as she endured pain from losing her mother to death and father to stepmother. Humiliation of becoming the mistreated servant is her reward all the while she does it with a smile happy to oblige towards all their requests. Hence, innocence is also selflessness. As Cinderella progresses in the story her good nature does justify itself as she is the one that has a magical godmother that helps her woo the prince allowing her not jus... ... middle of paper ... ...
All of these characters engulf this idea that princesses are passive, naive, innocent, easy targets, and always wanting to be rescued. For example, Cinderella never speaks up to her stepmother. Many older princesses were commonly known for doing nothing and letting stuff happen around them. As a result, the quote illustrates certain personality traits that are common in
In her article, Panttaja discusses how Cinderella succeeds against all odds. Panttaja states, “Cinderella succeeds not because she is more patient or virtuous than her stepfamily but because she is craftier, willing to employ powerful magic to defeat the forces arrayed against her.” In the Grimms’ version, on Cinderella’s mother's’ deathbed, she gives advice and says, “ Dear child, be good and pious. Then the dear Lord shall always assist you, and I shall look down from heaven and take care of you.” This already seems like a very doubtful promise, although it is good advice. The mother/daughter theme of Cinderella stories are a key part of the storyline, but at every turn, the mother is there with her magical power, waiting. Cinderella’s loyalty to her mother does not fade, but her mother's magical influence has been an ever so growing part of her life.
The tale is a about a pretty young girl Cinderella who lives with her step mother and step sisters. They make Cinderella’s life miserable by making her do all the housework but Cinderella never complained. She did everything happily believing that one day her someone (a man) will come and rescue her. Indeed it whatever is dreamt of came to be true. A prince came along and married her but this was only possible through fairy godmother who gave Cinderella the magical appearance (nice dress and shoes and etc ).
An underdog of magical proportions, a victim who overcomes adversity, Cinderella is one of the most used archetypes in all of modern adaptations of fairy tales. Ella Enchanted, a 2004 film adaptation of the genre, was directed by Tommy O’Haver and is a fantasy romantic comedy the follows a young woman named Ella on a journey to self-discovery, empowerment, and ultimately to a life of happiness. By using characteristics of the Cinderella genre along with modern adaptations involving female strength, Ella Enchanted gives a new look on what it exactly means to be a modern Cinderella in a world that would rather keep women subordinated. The Cinderella genre is a general plot structure that follows an oppressed young woman who is eventually met
Cinderella overcomes her villains, which gives many young girls this inspiration to not be afraid of their hardships and conquer just like Cinderella does. Even as adults, the journey is just as challenging as Cinderella’s is. Adults can take the numerous lessons that Cinderella displays and apply it to their life. In fact, adults could also read Cinderella and ask themselves, are they a Cinderella or a mean step sister in their life. Tom Kisken has a follow up with a woman who has just read the original Cinderella as an adult.
Fairytales are usually associating with the split between real life and happy endings. An evil and a good character clash at one point in the story, leaving the good character with a choice that either helps or hurts them. Reading Cinderella emphasizes the real life events and her happily ever after as a sign of hope in her unfortunate lifestyle. Cinderella makes the decision to disobey her stepmother and go to the ball, and that decision to be rebellious against her guardian figure eventually led her to a good outcome, which is the finding of her prince charming. In this situation Cinderella is the good character who normally always does as she is told even through her stepmothers harsh mistreatment, leaving her stepmother and stepsisters as the evil figures.
Although her stepmother and stepsister do their best to ruin her happiness with overwhelming amounts of chores, she never fails to preform them with glee, not letting their cruelty get to her. This symbolizes Cinderella’s inherent goodness and grace in the face
Cinderella is the story of a girl whose stepmother does not treat her well. Cinderella goes to a ball, with no help from her evil stepmother, and meets her prince charming. Cinderella and her true love get separated from each other and the only way for the prince to find Cinderella was from a single shoe that Cinderella left behind. “Cinderella” by the Brothers Grimm and "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault have many similarities as well as many differences. Cinderella’s sisters in the stories were similar, but their lives played out different.
These films share many similarities, both in the screenplay and in the visual effects, but a vast difference exists between the two. Though both teach that goodness will ultimately triumph over evil and villainy, Ever After's depiction of the characters presents a better moral lesson for our society by showing that independence and intelligence are just as important as goodness. Throughout history, as evidenced by Perault and the Grimm Brothers, Cinderella has typically been portrayed as the girl who obeys without complaining. She is characterized to be a perfect woman, both in purity and in beauty. All stories are somewhat influenced by the times in which they are written, and "Cinderella" is no exception.