Fairy Tale Made Modern

Topics: Snow White, Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pages: 3 (1083 words) Published: February 16, 2011
Snow White vs. Sydney White
What happens when a classic story goes modern? The classic Snow white is an example of this case. Taking a modern twist on a classic story makes things more interesting. The movie Sydney White (2007) is a modern take on Snow White about how a girl survives in a strange world called college. There are similarities and many differences when it comes to the beginning, middle, and end of these two fairy tales.

In the beginning of Snow White, a mother wants to bare a daughter to complete her life with a face as white as snow and hair as dark as ebony, but when she got her wish she died suddenly after giving birth. Her husband was then forced to marry the queen who was evil and wanted to be fairest of the land. She had a mirror that would give her answers to anything hidden away in the castle, and she would always ask who was the fairest in the land. When she asked the mirror, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” the mirror responded, “You, my queen are fair; it’s true. But Snow White is fairer than you.” The queen then sent out to have Snow White killed by the lands huntsman but instead of the huntsman killing Snow White, he let her go in the forest.

After strolling along in the woods Snow White came across a little cottage with seven dwarfs living inside. The dwarfs let her live with them as long as she kept the house nice and tidy because they had no time to clean for they were at work all day long. Soon after, the queen asked the mirror again, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” to her surprise the mirror answered again, “You, my queen are fair; it’s true. But Snow White is still fairer than you.” This made the queen very angry because the huntsman lied to her, so she decided to go kill Snow White herself. She created a poisoned apple for Snow White to eat so she would be the fairest of the land again. When she reached the house Snow White ate the apple and fell to the floor...
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