Mise En-Clot In The Disney Film Version Of Cinderella

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One particular mise-en-scène that was one of the most important in this Disney film version of “Cinderella” is the costume. Anyone who has not seen the film, or has never heard of any version of the story of Cinderella would be able to tell who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist. A costume could speak a lot of words, whether the author describes what they are wearing or not, film adaptation could portray a character’s personality more with their costume. A costume is not just their clothing attire, but their makeup, their hair and their accessories are included. There is a specific scene that demonstrates this distinction between characters is the part when Cinderella talks down the stairs to show her stepfamily what she is wearing …show more content…
As if she was a little girl, trying on her mother’s clothes. We could tell that her mother was just like Cinderella. Although it is her mother’s dress, it looks just like the blue ones she always wears. This whole meaning of putting on her mother’s dress goes back to one of the morals of the story: “to hold on to the best in one’s past” (Bettelheim, 262). Even though it is vintage and is nothing compared to what her sisters are wearing, she decides to put it on so she would not cost her stepmother a penny. That alone already shows what kind of person she is. Rather than spending a fortune on a gown just like her sisters, she fixed it herself with the help of her rodent friends. Cinderella’s hair is always down and messy, unlike her stepsisters and stepmother, they always have it up and it is very well done as if they go to the hairdresser every day. Cinderella is not materialistic like they are, she has priorities and pays more attention to what’s important. She does not wear any make up either, this portrays her innocence and that she’s still like a child. Her innocent quality is what makes the watchers and readers adore her, because no matter what, she sticks to the moral of the story: “to remain true to one’s values despite adversity” and “not to permit oneself to be defeated by the malice or nastiness of others” (Bettelheim,

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