Cinderella, By Charles Perrault And The Grimm Brothers Version Of The Fairy Tale

1676 Words Apr 16th, 2015 7 Pages
Over 500 different versions of the fairy tale "Cinderella" exist in the world today. Cinderella gives people something to believe in and wish for, it also creates a magical tone that appeals to children and even adults which makes Cinderella one the most well known stories in the world. Charles Perrault and the Grimm Brothers version of the fairy tale are the most famous authors of Cinderella. The original Disney version of Cinderella comes from Perrault 's rewriting of the story but because of the violence not many movies remake Grimm 's version. Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, “Cinderella” may appear more child friendly than the Grimm Brother’s “Aschenputtle,” but in actuality, through the portrayal of the mother, the stepsisters, and Cinderella, as well as the overall moral of the story, Grimm’s version teaches better morals even though it can be dark and twisted. The introduction of the mother is an important part in Cinderella because in the beginning she instills morals and values in the young Cinderella. In the beginning of Perrault 's version he talks solely about the father and he only talks about the mother when he explains how she left the father a daughter. "He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world"(Perrault). Perrault does not give any explanation as to why the mother is the best creature in the world, the reader infers that…

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