Compare/Contrast Cinderella Essay

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Compare/Contrast Cinderella Essay

“The Walt Disney Company is a powerful economic and cultural phenomenon known throughout the United States and the world as a provider of family entertainment (Maltin, 1, 308). Its media and entertainment holdings establish it as a central communicator in contemporary life. As such, it provides many of the first narratives children use to learn about the world� (Ward, 1). Disney has always been family oriented making it one of the main attractions of reading something Disney. They always have an innocent feeling to their stories, which makes it more appealing for children. But in Vietnamese fairytales a family oriented story may be somewhat gory or violent. “The stories from Vietnam tell us
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The story of Cinderella could be one of the most magical tales of all times. It takes a true believer to make this story come alive. In the Disney version of “Cinderella� magic is used to help Cinderella get to the ball in a fashionable style. First a “fat pumpkin was turned into a splendid coach� (Disney, 516), then “her pet mice became horses and her dog became a footman. Soon after the barn horse was turned into a coachman� (Disney, 516). This is only some of the magic that unveils during Cinderella’s adventure to get to the ball. In “Tam and Cam� much magic is also used but there is a different kind of magic, which can relate closely to reincarnation. Tam comes back to life many times throughout this story after her stepmother and stepsister kill her. She comes back as a bird, then a tree, then a spindle, then a fruit, and then finally as herself. Each time her stepsister tried to kill her she came back and would make it obvious to the king that it was her, his beloved wife. When she came back as the delicious smelling thi fruit a nice old woman took the fruit promising she would never eat it, only smell it. “ Each day, when the old woman went to her stall, a small figure stepped from the thi fruit and grew into the form of Tam. She cleaned the house, put things in order, cooked the rice and made soup out of vegetables from the garden. Then she became tiny again and went

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