Disney tale varied from The Brothers Grimm version significantly. In the Grimm’s tale, the Wicked Queen attempts to kill Snow White three times (Grimm 86, 87, 88). While in the Disney version, the Wicked Queen is successful on her very first attempt. In Disney’s version, “The Victim of the Sleeping Death can be revived only by Love’s First Kiss.” (Disney 1:04:00) This of course happens at the end of the movie. While what awakens Snow White in The Brothers Grimm telling is, “It happened that they stumbled over a shrub, and the jolt freed the poisonous piece of apple lodged in Snow White's throat. She came to life.” (89) Also, in the Grimm’s tale, the Wicked Queen is not chased off a cliff, but she is forced to dance in a pair of red-hot iron shoes until she drops dead. “Iron slippers had already been heated up over a fire of coals. They were brought in with tongs and set right in front of her. She had to put on the red hot iron shoes and... [continues]
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