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. The Queen was often referred to as "Queen Grim Hilde" in Disney publications of the 1930s. Her appearance was inspired by the Helen Gahagan character in the film She (1935). The Queen is extremely beautiful, but very vain.
Just like the play, Hoffman portrays the fairy world as a gorgeous and lush natural world, which is ruled by the fairy king Oberon and his queen Titania. Some might say Hoffman “sees the fairy world simply as a kingdom in exile, driven into the woods by the triumph of Christianity” (Alleva), but not as a languorous world which Shakespeare had originally portrayed. In the movie, the fairies are portrayed as mischievous creatures who like to interfere in the human world, which is similar to the portrayal in the play. In the first scene of the movie, fairies are shown stealing random objects from the real world to take along to the fairy world as trophies and souvenirs. In a later scene, a group of fairies are shown dancing, singing and getting intoxicated in the enchanted forest.
A fairy is an imaginary being who is so tiny yet so powerful. It is believed that fairies are very delicate but so beautiful. Fairies are thought to help people when they are in a good mood and may harm, evil minded people when they turn angry. They are believed to fly and live in fairyland. Fairyland is believed to be their own land ruled by a fairy queen who lives in a magnificent palace.
“And they all lived happily ever after, the end.” At least, that’s how it happens in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a film produced by Walt Disney Productions that is about a beautiful girl who is loathed by her stepmom, the Evil Queen. Because of the Evil Queen, Snow White is put in danger. The Evil Queen’s plans were ruined when Snow White was kissed by the prince and revived. This is just one of the many movies Walt Disney Productions has made, but a lot of them stem from stories written by Brothers Grimm.
At the lowest rungs of the Unseelie court, one would find the goblins. (Briggs, 357) The goblins have changed, however, since these dark times, and it is the purpose of this paper to show the evolution of these monsters from medieval fairy, to subterranean miner, to Sauron’s horde of minions, and into other various modern-day incarnations. Additionally, the cultural driving forces of feminist theology, Freudian psychology, political agendas, and technological fears will be used to explain several of the more notable goblin literary works. Finally, it will be shown how the medieval concept of the goblin, the fairy trickster, will resurface after a hundred years of exile in the form of the gremlin. The goblin as a fairy has its roots mainly in Britain, although they had counterparts in most of Europe.
George MacDonald in his myth novel, The Princess and the Goblin, draws from many folk sources to bring to life his underworld "goblins." These "goblins" are an amalgamation of various types of little people. MacDonald effectively brings together attributes of goblins, dwarfs and trolls, gnomes and kobolds, and brownies to create a narrative full of tension and humour. First, MacDonald's "goblins" once lived above ground as humans, but they chose refuge underground to avoid severe taxes placed on them by the king (MacDonald 3). Through time, these people were transformed into "goblins."
There were both male and female fairies, some good and others evil. Evil female fairies were usually associated with female sexuality and abused their magical powers by doing harm (Rose 107-9). They also had two, distinct living groups. One was called the "trooping group," a group of fairies that lived together in a community with governmental authority and laws, usually a monarchy. Most of these "trooping groups" were found in Irish and occasionally in English folklore.
The fairies are a big part of the natural world, especially the forest. This is where they live. The fairies do the work of the forest. This is a quote from act 2 scene 1 the conversation between fairy and puck: "â€¦â€¦The cowslips tall her pensioners be, â€¦â€¦I must go seek dewdrops here â€¦â€¦ And hang a pearl in every cowslips ear" The fairies seem to have a power over nature. There is another example of this in the quarrel between Titania the Queen of the fairies and Oberon the King of the fairies.
Shrekis about an ogre who in order to keep his swamp he has to rescue a princess from a castle, for Lord Forquaad, the ruler of the land. Shrek accompanied by his new friend Donkey rescue princess Fiona, and are on track to take her to Lord Forquaad, but princess Fiona and Shrek fall in love. Fiona still however agrees to marry Lord Forquaad. Fiona at night however, turns into an ogre because a witch put a spell on her, and until she has true loves first kiss she will become an ogre at night for the rest of her life, but when the spell is released she will be beautiful. No one knows about this, apart from Donkey who found out accidentally.
Instead Hansel stuck out a bone to make the witch think that they were still skinny in order to by time. Hansel and Gretel eventually escaped from the witch’s house and lived happily ever after. Both of these stories deals with the motif of the wicked stepmother. Cinderella is probably one of the most famously know stories about a wicked stepmother, while in some versions of Hansel and Gretel, they do not even mention the step mother. In both stories, the stepmothers do not care for their stepchildren one bit.