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Cinderella Comparison Grimm version vs Traditional French version I feel that these two stories very nicely represent Allison Luries views of fairy tales I feel this way because Lurie stated that fairy tales are stories of magic and transformation Such transformations are included in both versions but in the French story in particular For example the magic of the fairy godmother is used in the story to transform a pumpkin into a coach mice into men rags into beautiful clothing and a rat into a man with an elegant mustachio After demandingly reading each of the two versions of Cinderella I feel that there are several differences between them The first difference has to do with Cinderellas fairy godmother In the French version Cinderella has a fairy godmother who looks after her throughout the story In the Grimm version of this story however there is no fairy godmother Second in the French version Cinderella had to be home by midnight I feel that the entire outcome of the story was based on this If she had not been in a hurry to get home by midnight she would not have left her slipper behind and the story would not have ended the way it did Another major difference between the two versions has to do with the type of person Cinderella is In the Grimm version Cinderella was strong and clever She was aggressive For example she was smart enough to ask the birds for a dress to wear to the ball Also she displayed her aggressiveness when she raced home from the ball and quickly changed back into her rags so her sisters and stepmother would not know that she was the lovely princess This was very clever On the other hand Cinderella in the French version was more passive and less aggressive An example of this is evident is when the godmother
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