Sunday, October 7, 2012

The fairytale vs. Disney

The two versions of the fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have some differences but for the most part they are very similar.  In the Grimm version the story starts out with the mother wishing for a child that is beautiful when she pricks her finger, she creates a child just as she had hoped for.  However in having that child she died, and her stepmother took care of her.  This was something that wasn't portrayed in the movie because the Grimm brothers took anything out that was gruesome or inappropriate for children.  A few things that are the same in both of these versions are the characters and the setting.  Something that is different in both is the motif; the motif in the fairytale is how the witch continues to plot to kill Snow White.  However in the movie this is not the case the evil stepmother doesn't try to kill Snow White three times, but only once.  The reason for all these differences is because depending on the audience that is watching it, it has to be appropriate and to their expectations or else no one will watch it they will have to cancel all the movies since they won't be making money off of it.  In my opinion I like the fairytale version better which surprised me because I usually enjoy movies better.  The fairytale had a lot more to the story and a lot more detail which made it more enjoyable to read.

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