it one of the most famous tales in the world. The plot in this timeless
classic has been used as a model for writers for countless generations.
Whether in print or on film, Cinderella is an inspirational story. It allows
young girls to fantasize being swept off their feet by a sweet, handsome
prince, marry and "live happily ever after." For over hundreds of years the
story has been refined and reworked, whether as the French "Cendrillon" or as
the Brothers Grimm's "Cinderella." Though each tale is revised in different
ways, the plot remains a common ground between them. The most recent version
is, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, a film by Andy Tennant. This version has
a realistic element, which is told to "set the record straight." Like many
great love stories before, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, has plenty of
conflict between good and evil, right and wrong, and the charming versus the
wicked. These conflicts are portrayed through the correlation between each
character, and the relationship between the protagonists and the antagonists.
Grand Dame is the narrator who is setting the record straight. She is also
Great-Great-Granddaughter of Danielle/Cinderella. While the Brothers Grimm
has their version of the Cinderella story, the Grand Dame knows the truth.
She summons the
Brothers Grimm and explains her family's history as she knows it. As the
narrator, her character is a mediator, stepping in when the conflict is
When she was eight, Danielle's father unexpectedly died. Left with her new
stepmother, Rodmilla, Danielle is forced to be a servant to the household.
Her strongest link to her father is the book, Utopia that he gave her the
night before he died. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical
beauty, she has enough charm to capture the heart of a... [continues]
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