Analysis on Snow White

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Snow White and the Evil Queen: One in the Same

The story of “Snow White” depicts what a beautiful girl has to endure from her evil stepmother, whose vanity and cruelty know no boundaries, is there more to the story though? The Brothers Grimm give us clues here and there, about how they both have similarities. Little by little, Snow White’s character can be seen changing from the pure character at the beginning of the story, to someone that if you look close resembles the evil Queen by the end of the story. Snow White’s and the evil stepmother both share some common traits such as vanity, envy, and at times no remorse among others; in which Snow White can be compared to the Queen. From the beginning of the story there is an element that is absent from the fairy tale; the father figure. There is envy for his approval and since the King is absent they both want this, to be acknowledged, to be better than the other, a fight between woman and woman, mother and daughter or maybe he will come back to whoever wins. According to one author, “What is at stake for the two female characters is, in sum, the love, affection, or approval of the father” (Tatar, “Intro: Snow White” 76). They both long for his approval, but the Queen being a plotter and schemer had more opportunities in trying to kill her. The approval of the King is important so the Queen wants to get rid of Snow White and she wants to have her killed at any cost. She wants to consume her, this way she feels like Snow White is in her, which should make her the fairest of them all. In her mind she wins the approval of the absent father, something they both want although the queen never succeeds. Snow White is a beautiful girl, with a perfect life. This comes to an abrupt end when her evil stepmother comes in the picture. The queen is envious of Snow White’s beauty and orders a huntsman to kill her. After the huntsman lets her go, she runs away and finds a little cottage. A normal person would not dare go in a...
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