Compare And Contrast Disney And Cinderella

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While reading the original version of Cinderella by Grimm’s, I noticed that Disney didn’t just remake the movie. They changed quite a few important aspects of the story and also removed some. The first difference I observed in Disney’s version of Cinderella is that Disney removed the death of Cinderella’s’ mother. In the original version Cinderella had a difficult time accepting the death of her mother. Disney’s version made Cinderella’s principal crisis as making it to the ball. An additional difference between the two films is that the original version by Grimm’s ending included the step sisters going blind due to the birds pecking out their eyes. Disney’s very popular version displayed the step sisters as ugly. The third difference is the …show more content…
Cinderella’s father took no action or initiative in changing how her step mother treated her because he also viewed Cinderella’s as just a servant. Though there was endless differences in the two stories, there was also some similarities. In both Disney and Grimm’s version of Cinderella, Cinderella had task that had to be completed before attending the ball. Another very obvious similarity is that both stories aim to teach the audience that being compassionate and kind is how a person should always act. (Grogaard, 4). While reading both stories it was obvious who the intended audience was for each author. Disney’s version of Cinderella, in my opinion, was made specifically for a younger audience. Disney did not include Cinderella’s mother’s death and the father’s harsh treatment towards Cinderella. Disney also made Cinderella complete her chores alone before attending the ball. My perspective is that this was Disney’s way of installing in children that the right thing to do in situations where you have to choose between work and play. Always be responsible and complete your work and then enjoy …show more content…
By the 1900s it was obvious that most of the audience watching Cinderella was a younger audience. So the cruel and violent scenes that the Grimm’s brother included in the original version needed to be reconstructed. One very important part of the story that had to be changed was the part where the bird pecked out the sisters part (Thorpe, 9). Disney definitely didn’t want children thinking birds would one day cause them to go blind! The overall effect of the original version was to create scenes that all ages could relate to. The older crowd knew that birds would never peck out their sister’s eyeballs for being mean. But the children who didn’t know that did learn that there’s consequences for being rude to your siblings or people in general. Both stories were made to teach the lesson “to always be generous and stay true to yourself” (Grogaard, 1). Overall, the Grimm’s brother just portrayed the message in a more harsh way. The original version of Cinderella offers reality to all audiences. The Grimm’s version displays real life scenarios that people of all ages could relate

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