Versions of Fairytale "Cinderella" Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Versions of Fairytale "Cinderella"
An examination of different versions of the classic fairy tale "Cinderella".
# 60252 | 742 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 14, 2005 in Literature (Children) , English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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This paper examines how the story of "Cinderella" can be found in numerous cultures and many countries all over the globe, with more than five hundred versions found in Europe alone.

From the Paper:

"In Perrault's tale, Cinderella is aided by her godmother, who upon hearing Cinderella crying because she cannot go to the ball, says, "Well, be but a good girl and I'll contrive thou shalt go" (Perrault Pp). In the Grimm's version, Cinderella sat down under a hazel tree and cried out, "shake, shake, hazel tree, gold and silver over me, " and then her friend the bird flew from the tree and brought a gold and silver dress and the slippers (Grimm Pp). In the Grimm's tale, Cinderella seems to possess magical powers and is able to command birds to fulfill her wishes (Grimm Pp). In the Perrault's tale, she possess no such powers and relies on the magic of her godmother (Perrault). "

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