Evil Stereotypes In Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Once upon a time, in a kingdom very far away, lived a young woman who wished to be known for more than her looks, her voice, and her clothing. Sound familiar? This sentence is usually the entire premise of a fairy tale. There is a young girl, an evil adversary, and a sidekick, or sidekicks. In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White is known as the “fairest of them all,” and an evil Queen wishes to kill her because of her looks. The Evil Queen asks her Magic Mirror who the fairest of them all is, and at first, the Magic Mirror lies to her, just to get the acceptance of the lady whom he is serving. However, he eventually tells her the truth: her scullery maid, Snow White, is far more beautiful than she, The Evil Queen, will ever be. This film does not only show that all young girls must cook and clean, it also tells its audience that young women are incapable of saving themselves, just like the only way Snow White was able to be saved was by “love’s first kiss:” a kiss from a young prince. The Queen is royalty in the film. In the 1500s, royalty wore the color purple. And, no matter the gender, he or she wore a cape. …show more content…
Down at the bottom is Snow White, the maid, with the seven dwarves. The Queen treats anyone who appears to be below her like trash, and Snow White treats everyone equally, showing the audience that no matter whom you are, there is always room for helping and caring. The kingdom in the film seems secure, showing that the Evil Queen’s economy is doing well, and the people in the kingdom are obeying her orders. There does not appear to be any god or gods within this film, although there is magic, showing that there is some higher force above the Queen. Both the Queen and Snow White seem to have an education, although the queen is more educated then Snow White, since she is in a higher class. The dwarfs in the film do not seem to have an education at all, but they do know how to work, as shown in the

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