Snow White Analysis

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“We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it 's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.” - Marilyn Monroe. Women who are beautiful often attract unwanted jealousy and drama. Take the infamous tale of Snow White that was originally written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. The story focuses on a Queen who was sewing during midwinter and as she looked out the window, she says “If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame.” And shortly afterwards, she gives birth to a girl, whom she named Snow White, with the exact description before dying. The King then remarries a beautiful woman who is seen as proud and arrogant. This woman, who became the new queen, has a magic …show more content…
The sexualization of female characters still play a prominent role in the media. That women will always be the main subject of beauty. Some feminists might argue that women should embrace their beauty, which is a good idea. However, it is quite difficult to do so when the beauty standards are ridiculously high. By comparing these brief summarize of the two tales, it is apparent that in the Grimm’s version, Snow White’s beauty portrays her as naïve and thoughtless, (easily accepting the apple from the “elder woman”), often seen as a sign of weakness. While on OUAT (Once Upon a Time) beauty is used as a weapon, an advantage for the evil queen. So, what’s so bad with women being beautiful in fairytale or on TV shows? In general, nothing is wrong. Except that the female villains from the show that have magical powers wear dresses that shows a superabundant amounts of cleavage. This shows that there is a link between beauty and power (Axinto, 2015). However, that power is shown in a negative light. Women with power are often viewed as vindictive and manipulative. For example, in the Grimm’s version of Snow White, the Evil Queen changes her appearance numerously so that she can gain Snow’s trust. She convinces her that she’s a sweet old woman who means no harm who is only trying to sell an apple or a comb. While on Once Upon a Time, Regina persuades Snow White that she is evil after the latter killed a man in order to save her family. This led Snow White into having an emotional breakdown that ended with her having

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