Snow White By Brother Grimm And Ever After: A Cinderella Story

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Innocent Beauties and Their Monsters There are many fairy tales that have been discussed in this class. The most interesting stories to me are Snow White by Brother Grimm and Ever After: A Cinderella Story directed by Andy Tennant based on Cinderella by Charles Perrault. There are many different versions of Snow White and Cinderella from numerous cultures. In every version, both stories are known as children bedtime stories. In addition, the purpose of both stories is to give a life lesson to the children about overcoming evil to attain happiness. At first, every fairy tale has to deal with evil that threatens the protagonist, but in the end, good must always win. In the same way, both of the fairy tales have a similar scenario of a character …show more content…

Snow White got her name from her mother before she died. Her name is an analogy for purity. Although her mother has passed away, she still enjoys her life in the kingdom before her father remarries. However, her life changes from princess to maid when her stepmother moves to the kingdom with her father. Because of her stepmother’s envy of her natural beauty, she is sent away to be killed after her father died. Her purity prevails on the huntsman, and he disobeys the stepmother’s order. Cinderella finds the seven dwarfs who let her stay with them, but with scheming and witchcraft, her stepmom seduces her to bite a poisonous apple. Afterward, she falls to the ground seemingly dead. In the end, a prince awakens her with a kiss, adores her very much and marries her. In contrast, her stepmother is punished by fire while Snow White lives happily ever after! According to an analysis of fairy tales by Steven Jones; “this story is reflecting of young women’s development” in society from decade to decade (Tatar 74). He is referring to the subtle changes in the various versions of Snow White over the years. In addition, the Snow White story establishes the relationship between a good woman and a monster woman. The introduction of the Snow White fairy tales reveals “The mirror image and the glass coffin as the tools that were used to kill the two women with art.” (Tatar 75). Both …show more content…

Fortunately, they both have friends who help them in trouble. In the end, they both are saved by a prince who loves them very much and marries them. Both stories give the lesson to the young girls that the wage of being humble, enduring and good will get rewarded in the end while being wicked will get punished in the end. The children learn that whatever they do to someone will always come back to them in the end. For example, if they treat others fairly, the good will be returned to them, but if they treat the others unfairly, they will receive a curse or

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  • Analyzes the deeds of good and bad characters from both fairy tales and elaborates on the lessons from the stories by summarizing, comparing and contrasting.
  • Analyzes how snow white has to deal with an antagonist, her evil stepmother. the mirror image and the glass coffin are reflective and symbolize inner characteristics.
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