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 ). There are several movies with the same theme in which the guy rescues the girl and they “live happily ever after”. Female sex is usually affected by something called the Cinderella Complex from very young age and sometimes seen growing over time. The term “Cinderella Complex” means that people who are affected by Cinderella fairy tales have an unconscious desire to be taken care by other people, and lack of dependence. They wait somebody to rescue them.
Some examples of this are Ella Enchanted, Into the Woods, The Slipper and The Rose, and The Glass Slipper. There are many more stories and movies based around the original story Cinderella. We should all know the story about how a girl lives with her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and she loses her glass slipper and the prince did not sleep until she was found and when he found her then they lived happily ever after. My report today is going to tell you about the Grimm Brothers version, Cinderella original, and the Cinderella non-animated movie. Also how these stories resemble each other and how the roles of each character are similar.
“Beauty and Splendor”: The Ascribed Role of Princesses in Fairy Tales Fairy tales have long been known as stories told to entertain children. Throughout the years, these stories have been passed along from one generation to the next as a method of teaching historical and moral lessons. However, we often do not give adequate attention to the stereotypes created with the common motifs in these tales. More often than not, fairy tales are based upon royalty and young women in fairy tales are obligated to become the ascribed role of princess. It is known that because of precedence,princesses must be adored and this is simply because of their outstanding appearance.
The character’s behavior is what is viewed as appropriate in society. These fairy tales show a girl and a boy fall in love and live “happily ever after”. The tales in many people’s eyes resemble a dream life that they would want to have of their own. However, have you ever really looked at what makes up a fairy tale? Many things are unrealistic but the most unflattering aspect of these tales is how women are depicted in them.
Her poems take a look into a more personal, often feminist side of things. Often found in her poems are topics like depression, turmoil, and even death. Cinderella, as told by Sexton, involves all three of these things. Disney’s version, on the other hand, modernizes the original Grimms’ tale and turns it into a romantic, charming fairy tale. Anne Sexton’s poem of “Cinderella” begins with several scenarios about people who go from being unfortunate and poor to being extremely lucky and wealthy later in their lives.
Cinderella differs from other princesses in any other fairy tale. She can be portrayed as a heroine in the eyes of the young, as well as the old, which is what makes her such a great and unique character. Cinderella overcomes numerous barriers, never accepting defeat and is kind to all, even those who do not reciprocate her goodness. She deals with her evil stepmother and stepsisters in the best behaviour, and in the end, she is able to obtain what she had worked so hard to achieve. For all these reasons little girls as well as grown women alike can relate to Cinderella in their hardships and can draw power and trust in their own selves from her inspirational tale.
Although not a fairy god mother with wings, Valissa is aided by a magical being in order to surpass the obstacles given by her step mother and siblings. Valissa’s good deeds are rewarded by the end, and she marries the handsome Tsar. Although the cultural undertones are much different, the generality of the Cinderella genre allows the plot structure to be molded to fit almost any folk
Tangled, why is better than Rapunzel In the past years, the filming industry or mostly Disney has taken to turning old classic tales like Cinderella, Briar Rose, and Rapunzel into something that every child (or young adult) enjoy and love. However, what people like Disney have done to these tales have made it so that its more family friendly, since a lot of these tales aren’t so, the best example would be the Grimm story of Snow White where the evil queen was forced to dance to her death by wearing hot shoes. Turning tales like these into something more family friendly is a great opportunity for storytellers to go into more depth of the tale and gives us characters that we can look up too. Stories like Rapunzel turned into the tale of Tangled
It tells the story of a young girl, who has been put asleep by a fairy. The spell cannot be broken until a prince kisses her. The tagline is: “Wondrous to see, glorious to hear and magnificent new motion picture.” Sleeping Beauty was made and produced in the 1950’s at this time of life, society was recognised in Disney films to be where the girl is blonde and wants to be saved by the strong prince and that is what the majority of girls wanted to be like at the time. However Mulan is modern and it turns out that she is the heroine. This proves how much society has changed and shows the different ways that women are presented during that period of time.
Unlike Disney’s anti- feminist version, often characterizing girls as the damsel’s in distress, Perrault’s gives girls the look of independence. He shows young girls that they do not always need a prince charming by giving Beauty the decision that could change her life. In classic Disney movies. Such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, the princesses’ lives depend on the prince’s decision whether or not to give them a kiss. That being said makes it no surprise that Disney constantly gets an anti-feminist label on all of their creations.