Grimm Brothers Vs Cinderella Comparison Essay

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A fairy tale many of us know is Cinderella, but what many of us don’t know, is the drastic changes the fairy tale went through to become the story it is today. Focusing on the revised original tale from 1857, written by the Grimm Brothers, Cinderella is a darker, more realistic tale and the newer version of the tale, a movie produced by Disney in 1950, is more magical and happy. The two tales have similar story lines, but the Disney version has changed to fit a different audience compared to the original tale by the Grimm brothers. The first change we notice when comparing the two is the father in each tale. In the Grimm Brother’s edition, the father is present in the story and he remarries a year after his wife dies. In the Disney version, …show more content…
In both tales, Cinderella and The Prince live happily ever after, but in the Grimms’ version, the step-sisters do not. First with the old version, the step-sisters decide to be on Cinderella’s good side at her wedding being that she will be The Princess. Even though the step-sisters finally decide to be happy for Cinderella, she isn’t buying it and sends her birds down to peck out their eyes. They end up being blind. The Disney version changed the ending to their famous, happy, simple, “Disney” ending; Cinderella forgives her step-sisters, Cinderella and The Prince marry, and they live happily ever after. Scarlett Curtis writes, “Growing up, if a movie didn’t end in a kiss or a wedding, I wasn’t really interested”. Disney changed the ending from the original for the sake of their audience; they wanted their audience satisfied not …show more content…
Reading the Grimm Brother’s version was a shock to me. Growing up, I loved Disney’s Cinderella and reading the original tale had me in disbelief. I couldn’t believe they were the same tale! The original tale was dark and gruesome, but a little more realistic and then it turned into this enchanted tale that ends in a happy ending for everyone. It was easy to spot the changes between the two, due to the fact that they are obviously drastic. What was a challenge, was finding sources that could help me back up what I stated. I eventually came across some solid sources that helped my statements. After comparing the two stories, I think I still enjoy the Disney version. I enjoy the happy ending and the fact that no one’s body parts are cut

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