For my connected text study I have chosen to compare and contrast Cinderella and Cinderella story. There are many versions Of Cinderella and the one I have chosen seems to be the most common, it has been edited by Andrew Lang and published by David McKay 1948.
"Cinderella" is a classic story, told and retold for generations. There are variations of the story in nearly every culture, and many modern adaptations. One of the most recent and spotlighted offspring of "Cinderella", is "Cinderella Story" Written by Leigh Dunlap and directed by Mark Rosman. "Cinderella Story" is an adapted version of Cinderella, and holds many of the same key aspects as the most well known version of Cinderella. However each text has its …show more content…
In "Cinderella" the story begins with an intro explaining the situation. Cinderella's father has remarried to a woman that already has two daughters. The narrator uses a "good vs. bad" analogy, Describing Cinderella's Stepmother as an overly proud and "haughty" Person who is jealous of Cinderella's Sweet demeanour and "employ's her in the meanest of works". The author gives us descriptions of Cinderella, so that we as the audience feel Cinderella's sadness and despair. "Cinderella slept in a miserable garret upon a wretched straw bed" "when she had done her work, she used to go into the chimney corner and sits down among the cinders and ashes."
In "Cinderella Story" we are shown Sam's life before her father marries; it seems perfect and filled with happiness. Not long after an earthquake occurs, killing her father and leaving her step mother "Fiona" responsible of Sam. The happy feeling the audience feels is suddenly crashed and turned into sadness and despair, the same feeling the beginning of "Cinderella" leaves you …show more content…
Cinderella's father was alive but was so smitten with his beloved wife would not help his daughter; today's audience would be angry with this lack of spine and loyalty and would have taken away from the story. But back in the time Cinderella was made (times were girls were married off to the highest bidder), this lack of loyalty and support for his daughter would not have been though as a big thing. And un like Cinderella dropping her glass slipper and having the prince have all the woman try it on, Sam drops her phone which would be a lot easier to trace back to her then a shoe.
"Cinderella Story" is set in the real world so Sam's godmother is not a fairy like in "Cinderella," but a substitute mother of sorts. Again for the same reasons, Sam's reasoning to be home by 12 had to be different then that of Cinderellas magic wearing off, so instead she had to be home before her step mother came into the dinner to make sure she was working.
While there are small differences, the key aspects stayed the same. Both Ella and Sam were used by their mean step mother and sisters; they were both far more beautiful and more intelligent then that of their step sisters. And both become so beautiful at the balls that they are