In the Grimm’s version of Cinderella (628-633), the day of the wedding Ashputtle begs to go. Her stepmother dumps a bowlful of lentils in the ashes and says that she will be allowed to go if she can pick up the lentils from the ashes in two hours. Ashputtle asks two doves to help her pick up the lentils. They help her, but once she is done, the stepmother again throws lentils in the ashes. (629).
“Like Water For Chocolate” “Like Water for Chocolate" creates its own intense world of passion and romance and adds a little comedy into its mixture. It takes place in a Mexican border town around 1910 where a young couple named Tita played by Lumi Cavazos and Pedro played by Marco Leonardi are deeply in love but they are never to marry. Mama Elena is Tita’s terrible mother and forbids it. She sees the responsibility of her youngest daughter to stay at home and take care of her. Tita is heartbroken especially when Pedro marries Rosaura her oldest sister; but Pedro’s troublemaking method was during a dance at his wedding, he whispers into Tita's ear that he has actually marrying Rosaura in order to always be close because he still loves her.
In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society,In the 1940s SHANGHAI During the Japanese invasion in china concerns the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl Chinese Cinderella or CC named by her close Aunt Baba who had a cruel stepmother(Niang) and father. In the narrative CC had an argument with Niang and were forbidden to see Aunt Baba. Aunt Baba had a very close relationship with CC as she don't have anyone else other than her father. Yet her father were busy working and neglected her and left CC with her stepmother. CC will visit her aunt every evening after school to learn her english, Niang was not really happy with CC seeing her aunt everyday .
That is the reason they called her “Ashputtle”. “And they took to calling her Ashputtle because she always looked dusty and dirty” (Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm 596). Later on the story, the king arranged a three day celebration in which his son will choose a bride. The king invited all the girls in the kingdom, and Ashputtle really wanted to go. Ashputtle had to help her stepsisters to get ready to go to the celebration.
When she reached the school, her sisters hurried to their friends. Some people laughed at Suki but she just ignored them and sat on a swing. A girl sat beside her and said ‘’hi Suki’’ and Suki said ‘’ hi penny ‘’.Penny asked where she got those shoes and why she was dressed so funny. Suki said ‘’ I got these shoes from my grandma, and I’m not dressed funny. When the bell rang Suki and penny went to the first day assembly.
In one of the first scenes that Fran appears in, she is wearing a dirty oversized pink t-shirt with black leggings and also wearing big old fashion glasses. When Fran approaches Scott she looks very unsure in what to say. She challenges him to dance with her at the grand pacific’s tournament, which is in three weeks. At first Scott doesn’t like the idea, but then Fran screams at him very frustrated “you’re a gutless wonder” and starts to yell in Spanish “to live a life in fear, is a life half lived”. Scott accepts the challenge and then starts to dance and see how much Fran knows.
As Danielle is loving and kind-hearted, she dresses up as a courtier to free one of her friends behind the Baroness’ back. But just as her attempt to free her friend fails, Prince Henry comes to her rescue. After her friend is freed Henry falls in love with Danielle, although he doesn’t know she’s a servant and desperately tries to find out her name. So Danielle, being afraid and caught off guard, she gives him her mother’s name, Countess Nicole de Lancret. The most exciting and unexpected scene in the film is when Danielle turns on her step sister, Marguerite, for trying on her mother’s dress that she had kept hidden.
Also towards the end of the story in, The Grimm Brother’s Version, the two white pigeons attack the two stepsisters and pecked out each of their eyes. [Cinderella wanted to go the ball, but her stepmother gave her a huge list of chores to complete first.] This is why the animals make her a dress because she has no time to fix up the one that she wanted to wear, in Disney’s “Cinderella”. They also are turned into her horses, and the chauffeurs of her carriage, by the Fairy Godmother. These differences were made because the point of Disney’s version was for children to watch and enjoy it, compared to the Grimm Brother’s version which was just to spark interest into myths while placing cruel elements into the story of Cinderella.
Critique of “Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior” In the article “Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior,” Elisabeth Panttaja states, a not so obvious but true point, that Cinderella is not the innocent orphaned girl we would expect. She also makes it clear that Cinderella’s mother plays a vital role in Cinderella’s life. She plays a role by doing what she had promised Cinderella on her death bed. She told Cinderella “Dear child be good and pious. Then the dear Lord shall always assist you, and I shall look down from heaven and take care of you.” (Panttaja 659).
A year after they were married Cinderella’s father died leaving Cinderella to be raised by the mean stepmother and stepsisters. They were very mean to Cinderella because they were jealous of her and her beauty. They would lock her in her room, when she wasn’t doing chores, so that she could never go outside. They made her clean the entire house, sometimes two or three times a day. The stepsisters always had pretty new dresses and makeup and jewelry and whatever they wanted while Cinderella only was aloud to have one dress, which is what she wore everyday; it was old and ragged, but Cinderella never complained.