Essay on Fairy Tales : Disney Vs Grimm Brothers
Everyone at some point has seen or heard of the Disney fairy tales such as the well-known Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and so on and so forth. However, what you might not know is where these stories originated from. A majority of Disney’s stories are an adaption of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales which aren’t nearly as heartwarming as Disney portrays them as. However, how do the two stories compare and contrast to one another? The major similarities and differences between these two kinds of fairy tales can be found in the titles, plots, characters, conclusions of the stories, and how they state the happily ever after.
Although Disney stories are based off of Grimm fairy tales they don’t use the same titles. For a majority of stories Disney found a completely different name, but there is at least one story where Disney found a similar sounding name. For instance in Disney’s story of Sleeping Beauty Grimm had originally called it Little Briar Rose, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was originally called The Singing, Springing Lark, and Disney’s Cinderella was originally called Aschenputtel. However, an example of Disney finding a similar name is noticeable in Red Riding Hood where Grimm had formerly named it Little Red Cap. Disney had kept the same idea as Grimm Tales but changed it just enough to make it sound different.
Disney and Grimm plots all conspire along the same storyline as well; a girl undergoes troubles, a prince rescues…