Villains in Fairy Tale Stories

Topics: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Charles Perrault Pages: 3 (1125 words) Published: April 16, 2013
Villains in Fairy Tale Stories
Almost every fairy tale story has an evil figure. Evil figures that put harm on the main characters life or other people’s life in the story. Evil figures are people in the story who do not want peace for everyone but himself or herself, people who are selfish, jealous, evil, and harmful. Those evil characters also prompt interest and allure in the story, and sometimes those characters are the reason of the climax in the stories. For this essay the three evil characters or evil figures that were chosen and who’s characters are going to be discussed later on are characters such as: Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters from the short fairy tale story ‘Cinderella’ which was written by Charles Perrault in 1697. In addition, the wolf from the short fairy tale story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, that Charles Perrault wrote in 1697. Those characters were evil in those fairy tale stories because of their evil characteristics that will be discussed later on. First, in the short fairy tale story Cinderella, the evil characters were Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters. The story was about a little girl called Cinderella who lost her mother while she was very young, so for that reason her father had to remarry. Unfortunately, he was remarried to a very mean and evil lady who had two mean and evil daughters just like herself. They treated Cinderella as their servant and were really mean to her because they were jealous of Cinderella’s physical beauty, intelligence, goodness and her beautiful characteristic, to which her stepfamily could not be compared. Cinderella’s stepmother was a very cold hearted, selfish, and jealous lady. Although Cinderella was living at her own house, she was still treated as a maid; she did not have her room like her step sisters as it is described in this quit. “The poor girl had to sleep in the garret, upon a wretched straw bed, while her sisters lay in fine rooms with inlaid floors, upon beds of the very newest...
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