Susannah Grant is the script writer of the 1998 Cinderella remake and playing the role of “Cinderella” in her story is a character named Danielle de Barbaracre (IMDb.com). A very interesting aspect of the film is the introduction, the Queen of France summons the Brothers Grimm (authors of a different version of the fabled tale) to discuss their rendition of Cinderella. She pulls out a glass slipper and begins to tell the infamous siblings the “true” story of Cinderella (Ever After). This portr...
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... the characters, general plot, and overall meaning are all very similar to the original tale, however many modern tweaks have changed each of these categories to fit a more mature audience adding depth to the characters, a more historic and realistic setting, and adding a hint of modern feminism. Grant’s Ever After depicts a much more modern “Cinderella story”. It follows the basic plot set by Perrault’s original story with a modern feminist flair, it changes the overall message of what the proper female stereotype should be. The message of obedience is also changed in Grant’s story with a message of free choice and freedom in the form of democracy and knowledge. Susannah Grant is successful in writing a modern version of the classic fairytale which will continue to live on due to its liquid plot that can continue to be molded by social norms for many years to come.
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